Opinion

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BP and disaster capitalism

A Gulf Coast disaster has again shocked an entire nation. The callous corporate disregard for safety, workers' lives and environmental devastation is infuriating and mind-boggling.

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Democratize this!

Why should we, the people, continue to have to shell out for these private-profit-driven corporations? It's disaster capitalism! It's time for the people to run things.

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Nationalize BP!

Those of us who live along the Gulf Coast have been shocked by the callous disregard for safety, worker's lives and destruction of our environment exhibited by BP in Texas and Louisiana.

Heaven help us if we don’t heed his call

Decades from now, climate scientist James Hansen will occupy a prominent place in our history books, but what we don't know now is whether humankind will heed his alarm or go on with business as usual.

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Climate change legislation - one of the next big battles

Among the next big things — climate change legislation looms large.

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A blizzard of nonsense

Despite right-wingers' igloo jokes, more snow is actually more proof of global warming.

Climate change moves and countermoves

From right to left, players on all sides of the legislative and political battlefield are trying to move the debate their way.

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2010 elections key to building a green, demilitarized economy

In a Dec. 4 editorial entitled, "The Welfare State and Military Power," the Wall Street Journal actually said something I agree with: you can't have both guns and butter.

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Marx in Copenhagen

"Goodbye Africa, goodbye South Asia; goodbye glaciers and sea ice, coral reefs and rainforest; it was nice knowing you." Such was George Monbiot's dismay as the recent Copenhagen Climate Conference ended.

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Bad news and (some very limited) good news out of Copenhagen

Was the conference a bust, a success, a waste of time, or  something else?

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