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President Vladimir Putin's popularity has hit a three year high. In a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) last week, Putin's popularity level in Russia has ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 09:17 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Months of raw partisan politics, comical mismanagement, conflicts of interest and resignations at the Port Authority have left the public outraged and confused. But despite a naive attempt by New ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 08:39 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Some right wing people cherish the idea of societal collapse, and think they can prepare for such a thing by owning guns, ammo and gold...Other right wing "leaders" are more than happy to sell ...
by old mark
Comment Count 54 comments on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 11:47 PM PST with 16 Recommends
Income inequality is not a disease, but rather a symptom of a disease. For over four decades, the United States has suffered from an atrophying of the great American middle class. The decline of ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 36 comments on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 02:00 PM PST with 54 Recommends
In a short item from this weekend's Financial Times , the FT reports that worldwide investment in clean energy fell 11% in 2013 on the heels of a 9% drop in 2012. Why is this important? The ...
by dizzydean
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 08:44 AM PST with 8 Recommends
It's now more than five years since the economic crash of 2008. Nationally, four times as many people as before the crash are long-term unemployed (longer than six months). The recovery, if we call ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 07:33 AM PST with 7 Recommends
One thing that chart represents, besides intense myopia, is deferred maintenance. At a time when we should be investing a trillion dollars a year or more on infrastructure upgrades, innovations ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 197 comments on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 09:58 AM PDT with 269 Recommends
who blogs at Dirigo Blue and Tiny Ripples of Hope Follow me on ...
by Bruce Bourgoine
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 05:01 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
More weather extremes, plus reduced agricultural yield, plus droughts, plus dwindling marine life as a result of growing ocean acidification, are what the overwhelming majority of climate scientists ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 07:53 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
China successfully built a high speed rail network while the U.S. flailed in a very weak and slow recovery held back by near record low government spending. High speed magnetic levitation ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 118 comments on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 08:01 PM PDT with 161 Recommends
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican John McCain famously struggled to explain at what point an American could be considered rich. When Pastor Rick Warren asked McCain ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 04:05 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
At the Georgetown University climate speech, President Obama gave a tip-of-the-hat to the fossil fuel "disinvestment" campaign by commenting "invest, divest" . Convince those in power to reduce our ...
by A Siegel
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 06:46 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
Just as with any other commodity, when the market is over-saturated, it tends to bring the value down --- and the same can be said for labor market. And with high unemployment (11.7 million that the ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 01:34 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
It's pretty common knowledge that CNBC is a very pro-business cable TV show, excluding the fact that they also air the show "American Greed". In some ways it's odd, as their sister station (MSNBC) ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 05:27 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Devastating storms like Sandy last fall are increasing in number, and unemployment remains dangerously high. Hurricanes and unemployment are parts of two different, dangerous trends. But there's a ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 12:17 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
GE Capital has decided to stop loaning money to mom-and-pop gun retailers. LA Times With gun-control efforts bogged down in Washington, a handful of companies such as GE Capital are gingerly ...
by hobie1616
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 02:49 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
This just in! San Francisco Board of Supervisors Unanimously Pass Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution urging the city’s retirement system to divest over $583 million from the fossil fuel industry ...
by citisven
Comment Count 64 comments on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 04:33 PM PDT with 113 Recommends
Tomorrow, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is going to vote on whether or not to urge the city’s retirement board to divest over half a billion dollars from the fossil fuel industry. This is ...
by citisven
Comment Count 65 comments on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 04:21 PM PDT with 63 Recommends
Cross-posted from Middle Class Political Economist .
by Kenneth Thomas
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 04:47 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
I’m obsessed with the ride-share revolution sweeping the nation. My interest was piqued last year during a phone call with Nick Allen , a member of my CALinnovates Advisory Board. Nick told me ...
by CALinnovates
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 02:20 PM PDT with 6 Recommends