Tag Archives: Al Gore

For those of you who don’t leave the bed over the weekend, here’s the deal with the controversy surrounding the latest jobs data

On Friday, the the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing that, for the first time since President Obama took office, unemployment had fallen below the 8% mark. And, as Romney had repeatedly drawn the line in the sand at 8%, reminding American voters incessantly, since winning his party’s nomination, that Obama had presided over […]

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My thoughts on the heat wave… Do we continue to sit in this pan of water as it begins to boil our flesh from our bones, or do we leap out, and go for the throat of the man holding the pan?

The last that I heard, over 4,500 communities had experienced record high temperatures this week. Apparently, streets are literally buckling in some places, like in St. Louis, where they’ve now surpassed the 100-degree mark for eight consecutive days. Several dozen people have died already and it looks as though the nation’s corn crop, among others, […]

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Bonnie Bucqueroux on the Lansing Online News

As I think I’ve demonstrated here in the past, I’m intrigued by what’s going on around the United States in the emerging field of citizen journalism. I like the idea of regular people rising up, motivated by the ever-decreasing quality of local reportage, and launching their own online news communities. As some of you may […]

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30 Rocked

My friend Leighton recently passed along this Tina Fey quote, that I thought that you might find amusing. “They made a porn movie about Sarah Palin and the same actress, Lisa Ann, played me in the porn version of ’30 Rock.’ Weirdly, of the three of us, Lisa Ann knows the most about foreign policy.” […]

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Repower America with green jobs

Before Earth Day officially wraps up, and you break out the styrofoam cups full of ice-cold Dasani to celebrate its passing, I’d like to ask you to do one more thing. If you can find it in your heart, I’d like you to consider signing on as a supporter of the Clean Energy Jobs Plan […]

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