Al Gore Moves to the Bright Side

Al Gore Moves to the Bright Side

Remember An Inconvenient Truth? In addition to proving that people will pay good money to watch a movie costarring Al Gore and a PowerPoint presentation, that Oscar-winning documentary elevated climate change to an issue that everyone should fret about. In the decade...
Food Stamp Cuts Will Stoke Hunger

Food Stamp Cuts Will Stoke Hunger

Would you believe that the nation’s cabinet has approved an executive order defining food as a legal right? No, not our nation. India has taken this bold step. Malnourishment afflicts 42 percent of Indian children, and part of their government’s response...
Feeding the Economy

Feeding the Economy

I never paid much attention to the food stamp debate in Congress before. But I’m on food stamps myself these days, so I’m tuning in this time around. Officially called SNAP — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — food stamps are one of those...
Save Austerity Measures for the Next Boom

Save Austerity Measures for the Next Boom

There are two competing theories on how to pull us out of the economic slump we’re in, but you’d hardly know it from the debate going on in Washington. Conservatives, who want us to cut our way to prosperity, keep drowning out those who think we should be...

Austerity Won’t Restore our Prosperity

In case you haven’t heard, the economy is not in great shape. We’ve got 10 percent unemployment, home foreclosures are soaring, and the national debt is exploding. The future looks even worse. Some people think inflation is on the way; others think...
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