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America's Costly Addiction To Billion-Dollar Bailouts

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Bailouts, like the one recently considered by the Obama Administration, aren't the purview of one political party. Both parties do it freely and frequently, at federal and state levels. The US government is bailing out businesses all the time.

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...

The Democrats' 'Third Way' Quarrel Could Change Your Future

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wall Street deregulation shattered the economy. You can't stand with them, support corporate-friendly tax and trade policies, push for "entitlement" cuts with cynical and misleading arguments -- and still claim to be a "progressive" who opposes wealth inequality.

ALEC Gets Gift From Nuclear Energy Institute

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

The American Legislative Exchange Council, known for churning out industry-friendly legislation, received $10,000 from the Nuclear Energy Institute last year, according to a new tax filing obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.

Stop the Nuclear Industry Welfare Program

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

If the nuclear industry believes so fervently in its technology, then it and Wall Street investors can put their money where their mouth is. Let's let them finance it, insure it, and pay for it themselves.

French Nuclear Anxieties Soar After Fukushima

John C.K. Daly | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
John C.K. Daly

France's 59 nuclear reactors generate 78.8 percent of France's electricity, the highest percentage in the world.

Nuclear Power Is Part of USA Energy Mix

Jim Steets | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Jim Steets

There's been good dialogue regarding my last blog post concerning the Indian Point Energy Center. And I appreciate the many thoughtful comments, inclu...

Ryan Grim

Nuclear Power Play Reveals Washington's 'Ugly Underbelly' | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A feud at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where five presidentially appointed commissioners oversee the safety of the nation's nuclea...

Nuclear Regulators Criticized For Close Ties To Industry

The New York Times | TOM ZELLER Jr. | Posted 07.08.2011 | Business

In the fall of 2007, workers at the Byron nuclear power plant in Illinois were using a wire brush to clean a badly corroded steel pipe — one in a se...

Obama Should Call for an Independent Investigation of Nuclear Safety Here at Home

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The government bears the ultimate responsibility for making sure energy operations meet maximum safety standards and have adequate oversight.

Nuclear Power Ambivalence: the Fears and the Facts

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

Germany's ambivalence about nuclear power, common in many developed countries, is again on display following the decision by Chancellor Merkel and the...