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August 2009

Howard Dean: The Real Debate about Health Care

The real health care debate we should be having, says former Governor of Vermont and former Chair of the DNC Howard Dean, isn’t about how much or how little government should be involved in your health care. In this country, insurers routinely deny health insurance to anyone with a pre-existing condition, and immediately dump the […]

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Common Sense Reform: Howard Dean, MD, on NPR’s All Things Considered

Are your representatives in Congress going to side with the insurance companies, or are they going to side with the American people? Howard Dean wants to know. Governor Dean spoke with NPR’s Robert Siegel on All Things Considered this past Friday about President Obama’s health care reform goals, the public option, and his new book, […]

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The Public Option: A Dealbreaker for Dems?

At the risk of going “off the reservation,” I have to confess: I’ve been reading about health care in the news a lot lately, as I’m sure you have (how can you avoid it?), and I’ve been talking with co-workers here at Chelsea Green, and I’m starting to come around to President Obama’s point of […]

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Thinking Rationally about Health Care Reform? There’s a Cure for That. (Video)

Health care worries got you down? Or do you just have a serious case of the Mondays? This one’s for you.Mark Fiore on health care reform (h/t Daily Kos):

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Kaiser Poll Shows Support Still Strong for Health Care Reform

While it does seem that the President and Democratic Congress’s poll numbers are dropping (mainly, I think, due to Democratic frustration over the mishandling of the health care reform debate, and the administration’s attempt to quietly dump the public option amid muddled, mixed messaging), Americans still overwhelmingly support the choice of a public option. From […]

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Onion Special Report: Congress Deadlocked Over How To Not Provide Health Care

Once again, the Onion totally nails it. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.Enjoy! WASHINGTON—After months of committee meetings and hundreds of hours of heated debate, the United States Congress remained deadlocked this week over the best possible way to deny Americans health care. “Both parties understand that the current system is broken,” House […]

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The Basic Toolbox for Nontoxic Housecleaning

As mentioned in our earlier post about sustainable food, two new books (from our contest earlier in the year) Chelsea Green Guide to Sustainable Food by Elise McDonough and the Chelsea Green Guide to Nontoxic Housecleaning by Amy Kolb Noyes are now available! Here’s an excerpt from Nontoxic Housecleaning: The Basic Toolbox for Nontoxic Housecleaning […]

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Refrigeration Innovation: A Cooler Idea to Save Energy

You can make a refrigerator that consumes only 10% of the energy of your current model, runs almost silently, and stores the same amount of food. And you can do it with only minor alterations to an energy-hogging chest freezer. Australian inventor Tom Chalko shows you how. With all the recent advancements in energy efficient […]

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Twinkies Are Not Real: Seven Simple Considerations for Sustainable Food

Remember that contest we had long ago? Well, the books are here! Both the Chelsea Green Guide to Sustainable Food by Elise McDonough and the Chelsea Green Guide to Nontoxic Housecleaning by Amy Kolb Noyes are now available! Here’s an excerpt from Sustainable Food: Seven Simple Considerations for Sustainable Food The basic hierarchy followed in […]

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Marijuana Is Safer: Not a Good Book. A Great Book.

I just recently started watching the HBO show The Wire (I know, I know). One sentiment expressed by one of the police officer characters (sorry, I don’t have their names memorized yet) stuck with me. He said, the phrase “War on Drugs” is a misnomer. Why? Well… wars end. Wars end. When will the federal […]

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