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Weekly Mulch: With D.C. in GOP Hands, Environmentalists Must 'Fight Harder'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger For the environmental community, this coming year offers a chance to regroup, rethink and regrow. Two year...

WATCH: Wall Street Bull Crocheted By Artist Olek

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Think crocheting a hat is hard? Then New York artist and crocheter-extraordinaire Olek will put your skills to further shame. Olek has recently croche...

2 Tickets Win $355 Mega Millions Lottery

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS and JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

EPHRATA, Wash. — The suspense over who bought the two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery focused Wednesday on two small t...

Voters Reject Initiative To Raise Taxes On Washington's Top 1 Percent

AP | CURT WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington voters have rejected a state income tax on its top 1 percent of earners that supporters said would have raised billi...

Abandoning Friends, Appeasing Foes

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan Z. Shore

Does America have the guts, and the integrity, to finally help those struggling against Iran's regime? Or are we going to continue to play poker with Ahmadinejad, bluffing our way into a deadly showdown?

Trying to Undo the Whitewashing

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week's program American Museums: All Talk, No Walk addressed the issue of the latest artistic censorship, when two leading American museums wer...

2010 Was a Year of Mixed Blessings for Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While the political situation for the Palestinians is steadily improving, this can be easily shattered by one mistake by a militant thinking he knows best.

Rain, Snow and the Prospects for 30/10 in 2011

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The end-of-year deluge is not getting me down. Instead, I see the storms, which have blanketed the East in snow and LA in rain, as more evidence of our need to build the subway.

Will India Win Coveted UN Seat?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

The mandarins of New Delhi must be pleased as punch to have had over to visit leaders of all five permanent member countries in quick succession. Inexorable appears the march but will India find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Censorship: Toys in the Nation's Attic

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

God knows, Christianity will carry on, despite this minuscule, alleged affront of the Wojnarowicz video.

Best Nonfiction Books For Winning Family Arguments

npr.org | By Isabel Wilkerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's an annual holiday tradition, usually served after a few glasses of wine, but before the turkey is carved: the long, drawn-out debate about curren...

Census Bureau Survey Draws Attention to Need for More Proactive Multicultural Approach

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The release this past week of the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) makes it clear that America's ethnic makeup is changing much quicker...

The EPA's Dangerous Delay

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

A mini-firestorm erupted recently in response to the EPA's attempt to stall regulation meant to clean up mercury pollution from industrial plants. Are they caving to pressure?

Social Security Under Attack

Eric Kingson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Kingson

By Eric Kingson, Nancy Altman and John M. Cornman Washington's policy elites just don't get Social Security. On Thursday, Congress passed the Obama-G...

All I Want for Christmas Is 30/10 and the Subway to the Sea

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Where have President Obama's and his Secretary of Transportation's backbones gone? Long time passing. I'm sitting here weeping and fuming at the sam...

100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Advent is a season of hope. The DREAM Act has been before Congress for the past 10 years. The time for waiting is over. It is time for the Senate to give hope and a future to hundreds of thousands of other DREAMers across the US.

OUT OF LINE: Special Access

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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An Immodest Proposal

Ben Tripp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Tripp

It appears Congressional Democrats have unenthusiastically swallowed President Obama's tax deal with the Republicans more or less whole, somewhat as if they were swallowing a hand grenade.

A Minnesota College Newspaper Editor on Israel-Hamas Conflict, from Tel Aviv

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Kloosterman

There are 6 sets of parents in America right now who might be wishing that their kids weren't college newspaper editors.

The Daily Szep -- The Rich

Paul Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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OUT OF LINE: Rich Red

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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The Heartbreak of Premature Capitulation

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

While the president's brief announcement of the deal Monday night was matter of fact, the press conference on Tuesday was a defensive display of petulance more appropriate to the sandbox than the White House.

Just Like in Baseball, Business Coaching Can Build Trust, Credibly and Change Lives

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

A skilled business mentor can help you succeed. The late George Barley was mine. In 1930, the New York Yankees tried to recruit the talented pitcher...

As Bees in Honey Drown: Bad Buzz From the Capital Hive

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Not only do we have the members of Congress with considerable earned or inherited wealth blindly ignoring the huddled masses. There are also, of course, the generous corporate benefactors of the elected.

Have We Lost Our Common Sense?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Corbin, Kentucky's Bob Terrell is a man rooted in small-town wisdom.