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As much as I like and respect John Dingell, we shouldn’t let him off the hook for dragging his feet on global warming

Congressman John Dingell today announced that he would be retiring at the end of his current term, joining the likes of Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf, both of whom have announced their departure from the limelight in recent days. (I suspect that the three men did not coordinate their announcements, but you never know.) I […]

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In hopes of salvaging the weekend news cycle, Romney, just moments ago, announced Tea Party favorite Paul Ryan as his running mate

A few days ago, as you may have heard, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul went off-script while trying to make the case that her boss is a real human being, with… you know… a heart. She reminded Fox News viewers that Romney was responsible for bringing universal health care to the the people of Massachusetts when […]

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BALLE founder Judy Wicks on the origins of Urban Outfitters, the birth of the Localist movement, and the necessity of local ownership

Recently, while in Grand Rapids, I had the occasion to meet Judy Wicks, the founder of the White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia, and the woman who, ten years ago, brought the Business Alliance for Living Local Economies (BALLE) into being. Since the meeting, we’ve been chatting by way of email… Here’s the interview. MARK: Having […]

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Michael Moore offers the Occupy movement his thoughts on a list of demands

Michael Moore spent this past weekend working with the men and women of Occupy Wall Street, helping them to craft a vision statement for the movement, and come up with a list of outcomes that they would like to see realized. Following are Moore’s thoughts on the subject. This past weekend I participated in a […]

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