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The Persistent Dreams of the Tunnel Builders

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 05.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Some of the people seated around the long table in the elegant dark wooded South Pasadena home have been fighting the idea of a five-mile long tunnel nearly 200 feet beneath their feet for decades.

'The Assassin:' A Talk With Clive Cussler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.02.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Clive Cussler is an adventure novelist and marine archeologist. His thrillers have reached The New York Times best-seller list more than 20 times. His books have been published in 40 languages in more than 100 countries.

PUMP - How, When and Why to End Our Oil Reliance

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.28.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This film is a wake up call offering alternatives that you can implement today and help break the oil monopoly.

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge veers away from unions, United Steel Workers say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 22, 2013 edition.) On a drive through Baton Rouge on Interstate 110, you've probabl...

The Price of Gasoline and the Patently Absurd Application of Our Sovereign Immunity Law

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

We have an anomaly in our courts, irresponsibly supported by the executive and legislative branches of our government, in the manner that our courts interpret Sovereign Immunity and, in turn, its impact on our day to day lives.

10 Unexpected Members Of America's Monopoly Club

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A common definition of a monopoly is when a company has such effective control of its market that it can set prices and stifle innovation by depriving...

Digging Deep: A Treasury of Books About Journalism

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael W. Hudson

With the struggles of many old-line news media, it's easy to forget how important real reporting is to informing citizens and defeating the forces of secrecy and propaganda.

Which Are The Greatest Brands In American History?

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most of the analysis about super-brands focuses on companies and products that have been prominent in the last few decades -- companies like Apple, Go...

The Oily History of Offshore Operations: From Venezuela to the Gulf

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

It was the Americans and the British who pioneered offshore oil drilling some 100 years ago, and who must now pave the way for cleaner technologies to save the Gulf of Mexico.

Obama Should Channel Roosevelt To Battle Wall Street

Washington Post | Simon Johnson and James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the spring of 2009, Obama and his senior advisers did not seem terribly troubled by the dangerous concentration of power, wealth and hubris on Wall...

Andrew Ross Sorkin:

nytimes.com | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Can a bank be too big? That was one of the more interesting questions to come up during the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission hearing last week, th...

GM Must Re-Make the Mass Transit System it Murdered

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

GM's special role in history must now evolve into using its infrastructure to restore the mass transit system -- and ecological balance -- it has helped destroy.