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Heritage v. Hartung on New START

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

I have had the distinct honor and privilege of waging a debate on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with James Carafano and Baker S...

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Control

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Controlby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Does health care reform's promise of preventive car...

Disaster Capitalism's Catastrophic Success in Ireland, and America

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

The causes and impacts of Ireland's economic crisis and America's are pretty much the same.

Did the Heritage Foundation Invent ObamaCare?

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

To the extent that Massachusetts' health care system and ObamaCare are similar, Heritage has every right to take credit for the ideas in ObamaCare. The fact that they don't want to is another story.

Stop Covering Palin, Beck, Limbaugh, Inflating Their Stature

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Sarah Palin, Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh have figured out what progressive media have not. If only heard and commented upon by their own audiences, like Fox and their radio stations and Facebook page, they would not amount to very much.

Criticisms of an Improved Poverty Measure Go from Spin to Soap

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Laracy

My colleague Jodie Levin-Epstein, deputy director at the Center for Law and Social Policy, penned the following piece. -- Mike You don't need to be a...

Federal Income Tax: 47 Percent of American Households Won't Pay Federal Income Tax This Year:

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Tax Day is a dreaded deadline for millions, but for nearly half of U.S. households it's simply somebody else's problem. About 47 p...

Paul Krugman: Climate Change Economics, What Economists Agree On

The New York Times Magazine | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In what follows, I will offer a brief survey of the economics of climate change or, more precisely, the economics of lessening climate change. I'll tr...

U.S. No Longer A 'Free' Country, According To Heritage Foundation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States has fallen from the ranks of economically "free" countries, according to the conservative Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Fr...

Environmental Justice

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ray Suarez

Do factories, incinerators, and waste treatment plants go where poor people live? Or do poor people end up living in residential areas clustered around these places because they're poor?

You Are Now Paying for the Next Three Mile Island

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Desperate for cash, the nuclear industry wants us all to pay hundreds of billions for the joy of living downwind from more 3 Mile Islands for which they intend to assume no liability.

Greenpeace Unmasks Koch Industries' Funding of Climate Denial Industry

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Since 1997, Koch Industries and its PACs have given nearly $50 million to climate change-denying groups like Americans for Prosperity, known for its role in organizing the tea party movement.

Denial-a-palooza 4: Annual Climate Denier Conference of Groups Funded by Exxon, Koch Industries

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

In what has become an annual non-event, the Heartland Institute will gather the who's-who of the global warming denial network together in Chicago thi...

Demand an "Up or Down Vote" On Real Financial Reform

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Instead of having politicians do their horsetrading in private and leaving the public vote until the end, let's have a public show of hands on the vital economic issues of our time.

USA's Open Season on Chemical Dumping

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

With so much progress over the last 50 years, who'd have thought we may soon be reliving the fictional life of young Lucy Lynch in mid-20th century Thomaston. I am filled with nostalgia at the thought.

It's a Good Thing We're Still Talking About the Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

What has been absent in the current debate is a shift in how policymakers will think about economic stimulus -- and, particularly, about economic recovery -- in the future.

Conservative Manifesto Coming Soon: 'The Mount Vernon Statement'

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With conservatives grappling among themselves for control of their movement -- and the Republican Party -- a group of more than 80 prominent conservat...

Republicans Oppose Using Federal FEMA Funds for Snow Removal

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

It's time that conservatives in Congress wake up and behave like human beings. States desperately need federal aid in order to provide basic services that we all depend on like clearing the roads.

Science and Sense in the Abstinence Wars

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

When I read the lead paragraph of this week's news story on the success of an experimental, abstinence-only sex ed curriculum, my first thought was: "Yes, but..."

America vs. Canada

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

I had never heard of something called The Index of Economic Freedom until recently. The 2010 edition of this index published by the Heritage Foundati...

Lessons From the Right: Obama Tries to Regain the Message

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

President Obama understands he must reach the American public with the facts. Still, Fox News and, more importantly, talk radio will not allow their audiences to hear the unvarnished truth.

Obama's New Nuclear War

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

Despite Congressional and White House support for these latest proposed loan guarantees, the grassroots fight over both old and new nukes continues to grow fiercer by the day.

Conservatives ... You Can't Handle the CBO!

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Conservatives are straining to claim that the plain English version of the Baucus bill is completely meaningless. Which is, of course, all nonsense.

Palin Online -- Palin's Web Buzz Trumps Obama's

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Is there anyone quite like Sarah Palin online? At the moment, no -- not Michael Jackson, not Manny Pacquiao, not even President Obama, according to Google Insights for Search.

Putting Off Health Care

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Delaying implementation only allows the relentlessly increasing unemployment rate to push up the relentlessly increasing rate of the uninsured.