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March 2006

Taking in the view

Recent news suggests we are at the oil peak as I type. Hold on tight–this could be a scary ride down the back side.

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Kos Célèbre

What a stud muffin! Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON Published: March 19, 2006 Q: As the founder of the left-leaning Daily Kos, the largest political blog in the country, did you find it hard to write “Crashing the Gate,” an actual book, as opposed to your usual raw and episodic three-sentence musings? It was brutal. My […]

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Worth a try for sure

Andrew Leonard has an article in Salon describing something potentially very cool. The idea is to build biofuel refineries in Maine (and other heavily wooded areas). That’s the one stone that could help with the two birds of long-term job supply in these rural areas as well as reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

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Put your TV to good use

If you’ve got one, check out PBS tonight: NOW with David Brancaccio “The Sunshine Gang” Tonight at [check your local listings] A blanket of secrecy has fallen over the American government. In the name of the war on terror, an alarming amount of public information is being kept secret, and some fear the government’s grip […]

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NYPD Brownshirts

Unpublished constitutional amendment number zero: You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to move your ass off the street. You have the right to be arrested for acts that you may or may not perform at some unspecified time in the future. You have the right to distrust your fellow protesters […]

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Is an invasion of Syria in the works?

That might help explain this banding together of disparate Syrian ex-pats. Maybe they have some inside information from Rumsfeld. Pure speculation, mind you, but I can’t help but wonder. Syrian opposition leaders unite A group of exiled Syrian opposition leaders has announced they are to form a common front to oppose President Bashar al-Assad’s government. […]

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Water water all around, and not a dollar to buy it with

The polar ice caps are melting, but that doesn’t mean that the poor of the world will have any better access to clean, fresh water. Mexico water marches turn violent Masked protesters have clashed with police at a global conference on water management in Mexico City. Police detained about 17 people as some rallies turned […]

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More vets against the (very expensive) war

Shades of Mission Rejected! Iraq Veteran Sees Nothing Positive About U.S. Troops Fighting There by Tess Nacelewicz Brian Clement of Gardiner, an Army veteran, said during a talk at the University of Southern Maine on Thursday that he started his yearlong duty in Iraq believing America hadn’t gone to war for the right reasons, but […]

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Spineless bastards of the world unite

What do you do when the president breaks the law? Why, change the law to suit his desires, of course. Otherwise, someone might mistake our constitutional democracy for a strongman autocracy. How silly of them! Bill Would Allow Warrantless Spying: GOP Plan Would Bring Surveillance Under Review of Congress, FISA Court By Charles Babington Washington […]

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