Author: Erik Loomis

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Fort Ord

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On April 25, 2012
I was very happy to see President Obama use the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create Fort Ord National Monument in California, protecting some of the last wild land in the Monterey Bay area. It looks super cool and I would love to visit. I don’t however see how using the Antiquities Act is a […]
Big agriculture is going to the mat for what really matters–exploiting child labor. Last year, two teenagers handling a large grain auger had their legs severed while working at the Zaloudek Grain Co. in Oklahoma. The Department of Labor (DOL) proposed rules that might have prevented this tragedy. The rules, designed to curb dangerous child […]

Noah?

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On April 22, 2012

Darren Aronofsky is directing a film about Noah and the ark starring Russell Crowe as Noah? Um. Wow. Will the scenes on the boat be very, very slow? Hey look, water!

What Have We Learned?

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On April 22, 2012
Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, the landmark book connecting pesticide usage with species decline. Carson noted the very real threats of chemicals on humans as well as species and helped usher in the environmental movement that transformed the nation in important ways during the 1960s and 1970s. Elizabeth Kolbert wonders if, a […]

Grassley

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On April 22, 2012

It’s just been too long since Republicans created a non-scandal scandal. What I want Chuck Grassley to investigate is not whether Barack Obama brought some Colombian prostitutes to his suite, fo

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