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The End of Fish

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On May 20, 2012

As I’ve said before, we people living today are the likely the last people who will ever eat saltwater fish on a commercial scale. The World Wildlife Fund and Brad Plumer sum the situation up in

Citizens United and the rise of super PACs have galvanized our attention on how all this conservative money will affect the presidential race. But the real impact is on Congressional races, where conservatives are looking for an all-in purchase of the House and Senate, a la the Gilded Age. As of now, conservative groups are […]

Huey Newton

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On May 17, 2012

Given the times we live in, it’s worth recognizing those who believed that gay rights was the next phase of the rights struggle when many did not. Such as Huey Newton. From an August 15, 1970 sp

The Humanities Ph.D.

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On May 17, 2012

Kaustuv Basu discusses an effort at Stanford to reduce the time it takes students to receive a Ph.D. in German Studies to 4 years. Spearheaded by former MLA President Russell Berman, a member of the d

Palm Oil

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On May 17, 2012
Glenn Hurowitz has an important piece at Think Progress noting that Obama’s decision on whether palm oil should be included in the Renewable Fuel Standard will be the most important decision he makes on climate change this year. He’s probably right and I absolutely oppose the idea of palm oil as renewable fuel. Basically, Malaysia […]

Schilling

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On May 16, 2012

Principled Tea Partier Curt Schilling: Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling asked Rhode Island for additional help to save his video game company Wednesday, prompting state leaders to consider whethe

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