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When it Comes to Gay Marriage and Global Warming, People Are Starting to Believe Their Own Eyes

(5) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 12:26 PM

The caption on Time magazine's current cover has me rubbing my eyes in joyous disbelief. It reads: Gay Marriage Already Won: The Supreme Court hasn't made up its mind -- but America has. The cover story declares that, no matter what the Supreme Court decides, the public finally accepted the...

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Dying With the Stars

(2) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 10:32 AM

Tuesday, October 9

Hollywood producer Bubba Kaye announced yesterday that Dying with the Stars, his new primetime show, will debut on POX TV in 2013. Kaye's latest network entry once again ingeniously combines hospital medical drama with a reality game show format -- a formula the legendary showman used...

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You're in Trouble!

(2) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 6:23 PM

MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD


TO: Edward P. Crisp, President, Crisp's All-Natural Soups, Inc. (CANS)

FROM: Kay Street, Director, Government Relations, Producers Institute for Safe Soup (PISS)

RE: Harvard School of Public Health study that found human urine containing dangerous levels of bisphenol A (BPA)

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Occupy Nursing Homes: A Cause to Die For

(2) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 3:08 PM

The young people now organizing protest marches on nursing homes have a legitimate gripe. Old people are living much too long nowadays and the costs of their prolonged care are likely to bankrupt Generation X. And maybe even Generations Y and Z.

Astutely, the Occupy Nursing Homes (ONH) organizers...

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Name Your Poison: Gay Marriage or Global Warming?

(50) Comments | Posted October 9, 2011 | 2:00 PM

Maybe I'm a big sissy, but the use of "wedge issues" in politics scares the living you-know-what out of me. This is not just because wedge issues are so damnably effective, and it's not just because they are so injurious to causes I hold dear -- which they...

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What's a Drag Queen Got to Do with Global Warming?

(5) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 3:09 PM

Gays are making giant strides in building public support for same-sex marriage. Last May, the Los Angeles Times reported on five recent national polls showing a surge in support of same-sex marriage, including a Gallup survey that found -- for the first time -- a majority (53 percent)...

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Hey, Climate Activists, When Technology Is More Powerful Than Law, Go With Technology

(3) Comments | Posted December 2, 2010 | 4:03 PM

Human beings are whizzes at devising new tools. It's what we do best. But, alas, we're not so hot at collaborating politically for the long-term common good. Case in point: the persistent inability of the federal government to grapple with the threat of climate change. This has stumped environmentalists desperately...

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Man Up, Environmentalists! (Here's a way to do it)

(1) Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 4:01 PM

We environmentalists have had to stomach a lot of bad political news lately. The federal government's failure to address global warming is distressing enough but even worse is the likelihood that results of the upcoming midterm election will eradicate any hopes that linger for federal action.

It used to...

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Bouncing Back From the Disaster in the Gulf

(3) Comments | Posted July 19, 2010 | 1:45 PM

Resiliency is the key to energy security;
the key to resiliency is decentralized energy production

The Gulf oil spill is yet another grim reminder that our society's reliance on highly complex and centralized energy systems renders us highly vulnerable. In fact, there seems to be a correlation:...

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Disaster in the Gulf: Making Sure it Never Happens Again

(7) Comments | Posted June 22, 2010 | 8:02 AM

Carolyn Lewis, who served on the national commission that investigated the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear-plant accident, was asked last week by the Wall Street Journal to comment on the Gulf oil spill. "I hear echoes of the earlier disasters because the technology, once again, is monumental and complex," observed...

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Edmund Burke on Global Warming

(4) Comments | Posted November 18, 2009 | 9:27 PM

The near-unanimous opposition of Republicans in Congress to climate change legislation strikes me as inconsistent with the tenets of modern conservatism laid down by Edmund Burke (1729-97), the movement's patron saint.

Burke is the Anglo-Irish politician and writer whose appeal to the right is based largely...

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