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August 2010

Bob Cavnar’s Upcoming Book is an Exciting “Sleeper” – Publisher’s Weekly

From Publisher’s Weekly: Although last fall was known for its “embarrassment of riches,” this fall’s title selection is plenty strong as well. “I feel great about the fall—the momentum is already here. I see tons of stuff about the end of the book is nigh, but I keep selling books,” says Sheryl Cotleur, buying director […]

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Jamie Court: Will ‘Progressives’ Let Middle Class Burn to Prove Their Point?

When Anthem Blue Cross announced its controversial premium increases in California recently, the insurer claimed, “a carrier must be able to receive actuarially sound rates.” So it is remarkable that “progressive” San Francisco State Senator Mark Leno, a single payer health care advocate, recently introduced eleventh hour legislation codifying Anthem Blue Cross’s “actuarially sound” defense […]

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Robert Kuttner: Simpson’s ‘Tits’ Are the Least of It

When you think about it, Alan (“Tits”) Simpson is the ideal jester to deflect attention from the bigger joke — the fiscal reform commission itself. The problem is less Simpson’s dopey comments and more the idiocy of the rest of the commission. Given what is happening to the real economy in the real world, the […]

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Riki Ott: An Open Letter to US EPA, Region 6

Sam Coleman U.S. EPA, Region 6 1445 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX 75202-2733 Via email: [email protected] August 27, 2010 Re: Documentation of continued dispersant spraying in near shore and inland waters from Florida to Louisiana (despite contrary claims by USCG and BP) and documentation that dispersants made oil sink Dear Mr. Coleman, During the August 25 […]

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Bob Cavnar: BP’s Fishing Folly is a Complete Failure

Admiral Allen announced today that BP’s fishing job being undertaken on their Mississippi Canyon Block 252 well has been called off due to total failure.  You’ll recall that I disagreed with the procedure when it was announced on the 21st, believing it was unwise and risky.  After now attempting to fish out the drill pipe […]

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Paul Armentano: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske, along with five previous drug czars (including gambling addict William Bennett), have an op/ed in today’s Los Angeles Times condemning California’s Prop. 19.Given that the Drug Czar is required by law to oppose any and all efforts that would seek to legalize marijuana — including “any study … relating to the […]

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Naomi Wolf: Banks Complicit in Fraud—Is it Systemic?

Well, just when I thought my ‘Banks Siding Against the Customer in Bank Fraud‘ story couldn’t get any more shocking — it did. I had assumed that when I posted the account this week of how WaMu and now Chase were apparently systematically stonewalling customers — myself included — who had experienced bank fraud, I […]

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The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell by Jamie Court, Our Newest Release!

The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell takes you into the “no holds barred” world of activism and campaigning. Your guide is master tactician, consumer advocate and political street fighter Jamie Court. He says the first step of any political battle is to get mad—the last step, never let go. What you do in the meantime, […]

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Gene Logsdon: Good Agriculture Fosters Good Art, And Vice-Versa

I’ve written before about my attempts to build a haystack that looks like one in a Claude Monet painting (see links at end of this post). This year I came close, as you can see by the two pictures. The distracting blue plastic at the base of my Monet will eventually be put over the […]

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REVIEW: Local Money by Peter North

Local currencies are, in effect, “mindful money.” – Rob Hopkins, from the Foreward I was very excited to get a copy of Peter North’s new book, Local Money.  Here in Los Angeles our local Transition group just piloted a LETSystem, so the financial and currency discussions were fresh in my mind.  I wish I had […]

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