Phillip Shabecoff

Philip Shabecoff worked as a reporter for the New York Times for 32 years and was founder and publisher of Greenwire, an environmental news service in Washington, D.C. He is author of Earth Rising and A New Name for Peace.

Should campaign finance reform become the next big green issue?

"Politics," said Will Rogers, "has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with." And that was in the 1930s.