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Wednesday, June 25, 2008
There are very good reasons why oily guys have been stereotyped as the sorts of villains who twirl their mustaches and tie innocent young women to railroad tracks. But now, as we are nearing the end of eight years of government of, for and by the oil industry, we may have finally reached the point in our history...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

McCain panders to the wealthiest

Once upon a time, there was a fiscally and socially responsible senator named John McCain. Despite his presidential ambitions, the Republican from Arizona spoke out against the economic royalism of his party’s leadership in the White House and Congress, and simply said no.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

From the Editors of E/THE ENVIRONMENTAL MAGAZINE

Dear EarthTalk: Summer’s going to be a scorcher this year, and I’d like to know how I can keep cool indoors without running my energy-hogging air conditioners all the time. Any tips? —John McGovern
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

African Americans face medical disparities

Juneteenth 2008 celebrated, as it always does, the day in 1865 on which slaves in Texas learned that they had been emancipated. But this year’s Juneteenth celebration also was a day of action for Milwaukee’s African-American residents and health care professionals who want the next president and elected officials...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Community organizing experience fuels his presidential campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s path to the White House is being created out of his experience as a community organizer in Chicago, a nontraditional route to power that harnesses the grassroots, empowers individuals to find their strengths and builds communities around attainable goals.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lisa and Swee Sim

Lisa and Swee Sim have been involved in the green movement for the past 25 years. Lisa, a native of Milwaukee, is a culinary artist by trade, while Swee, originally from Singapore, is a former Wall Street financial consultant. The Sims’ passion for social issues, Earth-friendly products and healthy lifestyles led them to open the environmentally responsible store Future Green in 2003. Since then, Future Green has been making a positive impact in the Milwaukee area through its community classes, fair trade expos, bio-diesel production and beautiful art crawls.
Friday, June 20, 2008

Kucinich introduces 35 articles of impeachment

The country may be running out the clock on the Bush administration, but impeachment advocates are hoping that President George W. Bush leaves office sooner than Jan. 1, 2009. Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced 35 articles of impeachment in the House of Representatives last week, even though his party leader, Nancy Pelosi, had declared impeachment attempts to be “off the table.”
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

He’d have advantage in town halls with McCain

To his credit, John McCain has invited Barack Obama to join him in a national “town hall” tour over the coming months, without the unneeded intrusion of celebrity journalists, network extravaganzas and all of their irrelevant impertinence. The Republican senator insists that he wants a serious debate over the competing...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Insurers can deny coverage and hurt consumers

“WE HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THAT PROTECT US FROM DISCRIMINATION— UNTIL YOU GET SICK,” KAGAN SAID. “IF YOU GET SICK, THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST YOU BASED ON A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION.”
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mark Weisbrot on the U.S. media’s misleading reporting on

Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., is considered to be one of the leading experts on the Venezuelan economy and the reforms of President Hugo Chavez. Weisbrot was in Milwaukee last week to discuss American media’s coverage of progressive changes in Latin America, coverage that Weisbrot claims is misleading.

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