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Tea, Green: Five Experts Serve Up Their Favorite Eco-Friendly Brews

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

The tea industry has an ugly history of deforesting, damaging biodiversity, and using pesticides. To promote more enlightened sipping, we asked five experts to name their preferred brew.

Max Baucus Has Only Himself To Blame

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have little sympathy for Baucus at this point, when he complains that his adversaries have had time to put out a report attacking his bill. Because there is one reason that they've had all that time.

How Nebraska's Insurance Companies Stand To Profit From Ben Nelson's Compromises In Health Care Bill

AP | NATE JENKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska – never seen as a key player with special needs in the health care debate – stands to reap millions of doll...

Book Review: Giant Molecules: From Nylon to Nanotubes

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Agin

What happened in the 20th century was that the puzzle of life, which had passed from philosophers to theologians to zoologists, finally passed to chemists.

In Trade, Too Often, the Victim is Blamed

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The U.S. media strongly supports protections for copyrighted material like movies and music, but it isn't so sympathetic of trade cases involving manufactured goods, like Chinese-manufactured tires.

Recession Is Dangerously Good for the Arms Business

Nathan Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Schneider

The more wages (and executive bonuses) come to hinge on the war business, the more war will seem like reasonable economic policy, and the less reluctance business leaders will have to wage it.

Health Reform That Works for Labor and Industry

William George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William George

A health care system committed to eliminating waste, and preventing costly chronic illnesses would go a long way towards turning the economy around, and creating countless jobs in the process.

Lessons Learned and Leading Change

Jeffrey B. Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey B. Swartz

What if we were to apply the same organic formula that worked to address human rights issues to environmental issues? Could we imagine the same progress?

Slapped by the Invisible Hand

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

As Sullenberger continues to speak out, he should make it clear that all the pilots and crews who are still operating in the deregulated airline industry are truly heroes.

No to More Media Personalities in Government!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

I live in France where we already have a people-izing of government with the President marrying an ex-model just three months after his divorce and li...

The Deceptions Of Prevailing Opinion

John Hallmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hallmann

As the nation stews in its current state, it is a perfect time to reevaluate power's employment in this country. What is that power used for and is it used for the long term good of society?

What Does Health Care "Reform" Mean? How Soon Can We Get There? Part 1

Maggie Mahar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maggie Mahar

Forces calling for health care reform are gaining momentum. But if by "reform," they simply mean "universal coverage," I have to disagree.

Mom Does Not Always Know Best

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

The majority of households spend between a fourth and a third of their grocery budget on junk, and empty calories. That's a lot of money that could be used on other more nutritious groceries.