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Responsible Debt Reduction Should Start With Cuts to Wasteful Subsidies

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Frances Beinecke

Instead of subsidizing industries that anchor us in the past, we should be investing in the kinds of clean energy solutions that prepare us for the future.

The Climate Post: Debt Ceiling Impasse Could Hit Clean Energy Hard

Mason Inman | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

Clean energy could be among the hardest-hit sectors if the U.S. government does not raise the debt ceiling and then defaults on the national debt.

House Leadership Supported Massive Giveaways to Big Ag while Taking a Chainsaw to Nutrition & Food Safety

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

The last thing our country needs is a taxpayer-funded subsidy system that favors the very foods that contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. But that's exactly what key members in the House are standing behind.

Mr. Summers, It's a Decade You Helped Lose

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

The United States is in a lost decade, or worse. But much of the loss results from the very policies Mr. Summers promulgated in the White House.

Alaska Congressman Sponsors Natural Gas-Powered Pork

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Among fiscal Republicans, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, energy subsidies are quickly becoming taboo. Palin recently w...

Food Fight: Why Congress and Obama's Proposed Budget Cuts Are the Wrong Move for Colorado

Sam Schabacker | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

These cuts are not solutions to our budget crises, nor will they mend our broken food system. Rather, they are ideological prescriptions that will do nothing but further enrich corporate agribusiness.

Survey: China Is BIased Against Foreign Companies

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- A growing number of European companies in China believe they are being treated unfairly by the government and expect discrimination to incr...

Agricultural Policy Should Fuel Health, Not Epidemics!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.

Friday Talking Points [168] -- Zombie Attack!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now all Americans can breathe a huge sigh of relief because the Centers for Disease Control just posted instructions so we can all adequately prepare for "Zombie Armageddon."

People or Polluters: Ending Oil Subsidies

Erich Pica | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

It is indefensible for our federal government to demolish the social safety net while continuing to hand out more than $200 billion in subsidies to environmentally destructive industries.

Friday Talking Points [167] -- Happy Friday the Thirteenth, Ron!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ron Paul, apparently, is not a superstitious kind of guy. Tempting fate, as it were, he announced today that he's running for president once again -- on Friday the thirteenth.

Tax Tips From Big Oil: How to Save Billions and Short-Change America

Jackie Savitz | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

Whether you are a fan of paying down the debt, providing a strong national defense, or protecting social security, if money is sitting in the oil industry's pockets rather than in our national bank account, we are all out of luck.

Replace Vox Petrol With Vox Populi

Stuart Whatley | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

The salvaged billions from cutting federal gas industry subsidies should be redirected towards a "democracy subsidy" in the form of a tax deduction for everyone who votes in the next election cycles.

Woe to You, Legislators!

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president's fiscal message this week was on point, and will have to be repeated over and over again in the months ahead against all the pressures to compromise.

Green News Report: April 7, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: More U.S....

Green News Report: April 5, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking:...

No Quick Subsidies Fix for Food System

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

From chefs and policy wonks to teachers and bloggers, everyone interested in food has an opinion on subsidies and how to craft the 2012 Farm Bill.

Green News Report: March 31, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's '...

Apply the Obama Doctrine to the Trade Problems With China

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

We have one trade problem in this country that so far surpasses every other one that it is almost not worth talking about any of the others. The problem is Chinese subsidy practices.

Green News Report: March 29, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fallout f...

Green News Report: March 24, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Update on...

Green News Report: March 22, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Not out o...

Green News Report: March 17, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Crisis i...

Green News Report: March 15, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S SPECIAL RADIO REPORT: ...

WTO Sides With Chinese State Capitalism Against the U.S.

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

The World Trade Organization has a long history of anti-American actions. They've just handed us another one, and in the process handed a big freebie to Chinese state capitalism.