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Gays and Corpses

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a mob of more than 10,000 people led by men of the cloth from the Georgian Orthodox Church, attacked 50 gay rights demonstrators marching in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia.

Markey: Mark His Words

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Edward Flattau

From an environmental perspective, it is hard to imagine a better choice than Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., to fill the vacancy created by Senator John Kerry's departure to the State Department.

Has The Energy Department Gone Completely Off The Rails?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

During the course of the Obama Administration under Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Department of Energy has almost totally abdicated its responsibility to the day-today consumers of energy. But the latest news of its flubs goes even beyond that.

People Always Have the Right to Opt Out

Chuck Teller | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Chuck Teller

Americans receive nearly 90 billion pieces of advertising mail every year. With thousands of companies offering to share their mailing lists, that adds up to an information super highway where individuals are losing control.

Nuclear Naysayers and the National Interest

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Raymond J. Learsy

Certainly the benefits and risks inherent in a nuclear energy program are enormous. But such a program is important for the nation's future when all is said and done, in spite of the current reaction to events in Japan.

GOP Chooses Non-Scientist Lord Monckton as Sole Expert Witness at Climate Change Hearing

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

With such a long record of inflammatory, baseless statements, what could the GOP possibly see in Monckton that would warrant his appearance as an expert witness on a climate science panel otherwise made up of scientists?

Oil Industry's "Island Vacations" from Regulation

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Ed Markey

The administration's safety pause isn't about ending offshore drilling, it is about ending the oil industry's practice of offshoring the safety of rigs by using various "island getaways" from regulation.

Palin: Birthing Global Warming Denial

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

The right-wing misinformation machine is in full swing. And that machine doesn't have its final cylinder cranking until Sarah Palin jumps into the fray, which she did today in a mistake-riddled, anti-clean energy op-ed.

Time for Net Neutrality

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

Since its earliest days, the Internet has been guided by the principles of non-discrimination and freedom. And as it continues to evolve, we are now faced with a choice.

Stop The Energy Department From Hiking Oil Prices By Reinstituting Purchases For The Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

In essence the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, rather than being our oil safety valve, has become a welfare program for the oil industry and one of the nation's most outrageous boondoggles.