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Down To Earth politricks archive

FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012

THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012

Meet Paul Ryan 

Beyond making sweater vests creepy again and brilliant fake twitter accounts, there's an underlying streak of controversy with Paul Ryan that has large implications for environmental policy. We all know by now about the Ryan budget but his votes as a Congressman paint a picture...

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FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

Goodbye Safe Routes To School?

I've been talking a lot about Bike To Work Week but what about biking to school? Or merely walking to school? Safe Routes To School is a succesful, small federal program that Congress is currently threatening to terminate. My understanding is that it's not a...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2011

Washington Policy Center exposed: Todd Myers 

The Washington Policy Center labels itself as a non-partisan think tank. It's a mischaractization to say the least but that is their bread and butter. Based in Seattle, with a director in Spokane, the WPC's mission is to "promote free-market solutions through research and education."...

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MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011

MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011

Memorial Day with Sarah Palin 

“I love that smell of the emissions,” - Sarah Palin at yesterday’s Rolling Thunder rally. I wish I could keep myself from posting about this sideshow, I mean slideshow, but her bike adventure is a loud, obnoxious cry for attention. But it's also a trial...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011


What Chicago is doing about climate change

Chicago is taking strong steps to plan its infrastructure, thinking ahead for the next 50 years. They're trying everything from flood-proof streets to heat-tolerant trees. The city predicts in the next century, it will resemble Baton Rouge, Louisiana. No more planting the Illinois state tree,...

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FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011

Friday Quote: The Democrats Disease

"Conservatives understand, as Dems seem unable to, that in negotiations the smart thing to do is demand all of what you want and proclaim yourself unwilling to concede anything in return. Then, as negotiations proceed, if your opponents put serious contingent offers on the table,...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011

MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

Senator introduces bill to abolish EPA

This is some nasty news. Senate Republicans introduced legislation to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency - which was established 40 years ago by President Richard Nixon to give Americans clean air and water. The bill was introduced by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.). The plan is...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011

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