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My questions to Bibi

We have two leaders in the Middle East sharing apocalyptic images of death and destruction while using religious dogma to support their positions.

Watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu’s speech to Congress here: … 239 more words


Progressives, Nuance and the Abortion Debate

On the Abortion (any political topic) debate.

Recently a Press Secretary (assistant) in the State Department spoke of the arcane means by which President Obama’s FP regarding the handling of the Middle East crisis (the current one; Feb/Mar 2015) was too nuanced for the Republicans (Conservatives) to understand. 960 more words


Brzezinski - If Putin seizes Riga and Tallinn

Brzezinski – If Putin seizes Riga and Tallinn Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter and senior advisor for multiple strategic organizations, raises an interesting point in this four minute clip from C-Span: “I’ll tell you what my horror, my night dream is. 702 more words


Managing the House of Cards

“Power is a lot like real estate. It’s all about location, location, location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.” 492 more words

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A report from DC, part 2: A plea for involving Appalachians in the clean energy sector

As an Appalachian, I have thought a lot about coal, and one of my biggest concerns over the last eight years or so has been: when we do transition to renewable energy and away from fossil fuels, don’t we owe it to places like West Virginia and eastern Kentucky to create clean energy jobs there?   897 more words

Climate Change

A report from DC, part 1: Climate messaging, growth/no-growth economics

This week I am reporting to you live from the National Council for Science and the Environment’s annual conference in Washington DC.  The conference’s theme this year is “Energy and Climate Change.”  This is my first time at this conference and I was invigorated by the speakers’ focus on real world problems from the local to global scale.   1,199 more words

Climate Change

Obama, Republicans, Deportation! OH MY!

Today, some big news came out of Capitol Hill that will change the idea of what the American dream could be for people coming to America for a new start. 535 more words

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