Category Archives: corporate welfare

The Dirty Little Secret of #Libertarians? They’re Really #Corporatists.

First, the obvious. Not all libertarians are alike. The same, of course, is true for conservatives and liberals. That said, I’ve had my fill of libertarians acting like they are the only ones who believe in a free society. That’s total … Continue reading

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Have We Not Learned That Bigger Is Not Better When It Comes to Banking?

How can this be a good thing? The very people who legally crashed our economy – and those who did it illegally and still haven’t gone to jail – and have kept their bonuses are now even bigger than before. … Continue reading

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Final Keystone XL Comment Period #StopKXL #NoKXL

Let’s do this, people. Please, please sign on with 350.org during the Final Keystone XL Comment Period here. Yes, Canadian tar sands will still get shipped by truck and by rail and by ship, but make no mistake, those shipments … Continue reading

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#GetMoneyOut of Politics and We Can #StopKXL

Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline need to understand and accept certain realities, and opponents need to do more than protest and sign petitions. Let’s start with a few realities and wrap up with a specific call-to-action we all should … Continue reading

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At 10, #Opportunity Shows Us Where Our Priorities Ought to Be

The next time someone talks about cutting NASA’s budget either because we can’t afford it or we need to spend the money elsewhere, please show them this. NASA’s Opportunity at 10: New Findings from Old Rover (http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/mer/mer-news-20140123/#.UuU7wRAo5D-) It’s an incredible … Continue reading

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