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Jim Webb sucks on climate change

The former Virginia senator wants to run for president as a Democrat. He's got some ‘splainin’ to do.

Politics

We won’t stop future Fergusons and floodwaters by planting a tree

Congressional leaders planted a tree at the nation's capitol this week to honor Emmett Till, whose killing sparked the civil rights movement. That's nice, but not enough.

Politics

Obama’s immigration order won’t help farmworkers. What can?

As with everything in the good ol’ U S of A, corporations can have more power than government when it comes to the treatment of farmworkers!

Food

Are your urban veggies really toxic?

A recent Cornell study found alarming levels of lead in NYC-grown vegetables. Should we be freaked?

Dirty business

Walmart is a huge consumer of dirty coal energy

The retail behemoth gets a lot of good press for putting up a few solar panels, but it gets far more electricity from coal than from the sun.

My offer is this: nothing

Keystone “trade” talk is still empty nonsense

Beltway pundits keep saying Obama is about to “trade” Keystone approval for some other policy he cares about more. They are delusional.

Politics

The public is wrong on climate, as it was on slavery, women’s rights

The latest polls show that Americans still just don't get it. But public opinion has always lagged on important issues.

night rider

Bright ideas for biking at night

Here's your guide to bike lights, reflectors, and not getting flattened while bicycling in the dark.

Food

Hey Big Soda, stop targeting black and Latino kids

A new study shows that major beverage companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi are aiming their advertising campaigns largely toward black and Latino youth.

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