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May 2005

Pinhook Swamp: A Diamond of the Rough

The rediscovery in Arkansas a couple of weeks ago of the ivory-billed woodpecker, thought to have been extinct for more than 60 years, has renewed public interest in the protection of land that, at a cursory glance, may be unglamorous but is essential habitat to threatened species…

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Take the Country and Run

“All great truths begin as heresies.” — George Bernard Shaw As you explore Chelsea Green’s Web site, familiarizing yourself with the company’s mission and buying its books (you are, right?), perhaps you find yourself wondering if “the politics and practice of sustainable living” is truly a realistic goal under a pathologically secretive federal government that […]

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Social Security Reform: Why Bush Can’t Win This One

George W. Bush is convinced America’s Social Security system is in trouble, and he’s banking his reputation on being able to convince the rest of us, cross-crossing the Nation (at taxpayer expense) on a public relations campaign that would make your head spin. But can the President win this battle? No. He doesn’t stand a […]

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Bush Declares War on Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

Five days after sightings in Arkansas of the ivory-billed woodpecker, a species long believed to be extinct, were confirmed, the Bush administration has placed a bounty on the elusive creature’s head, offering a reward of $10,000 to anyone who can bring in an ivory-billed woodpecker in its postmortem state.

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Learning Curve: Memoirs of a Dumb Kid

I grew up in Chicago, and the elementary school I attended had a tradition of packing its sixth-graders off each spring for a week at a camp in rural Indiana, to introduce them to nuts and berries and stuff.

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