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People Political

From the tragedy of a mass shooting to a new hope for the future

“Shooting reported at school” You read the words in Twitter and feel your shoulders drop, your head lower, and you don’t want to hear any more, but you want to hear everything. The scenarios run through your head. “A teacher accidentally shot themselves in the foot.” “One kid was showing another a gun he found […]

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Political

Be the finch

  Think things are hopeless? That Republicans control it all? I just saw a hawk flying straight towards my house, being chased by a dozen small finches. Be the finch.    

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Environment Political

Trump Signs Executive Orders Reversing Dakota and Keystone Pipeline Decisions

Trump has signed executive orders reversing President Obama’s administration’s decisions on both the Keystone and the Dakota pipelines. The Dakota pipeline is currently under review by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement on the route and alternatives. Trump can’t just upend this effort with an executive order—not without Earth […]

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Documents Political Transparency

The Whitehouse.gov web site changes and the Transition Plan

Several people have tweeted about how the climate change page is no longer posted to the whitehouse.gov web site. What they’re not aware of is that this change was planned starting last October. First of all, whitehouse.gov reflects whoever is the occupant of the White House. Unlike the EPA or Department of Labor web sites, […]

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Political

Power to the People and Saturday’s March

I don’t join “movements”. I’ve seen them co-opted too many times. I saw this with Blogher, which was supposed to be a movement to give attention and voice to women writers. But three people turned it into a profit-making venture and ruined everything. We also saw this with Occupy and Black Lives Matter. Now we’re seeing […]