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Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Editor’s Note: This is Steve Horn’s latest  piece that originally appeared over at DeSmogBlog. Check out more of Steve’work from DeSmogBlog and give everyone at DeSmogBlog some love – visit their site for some of the best research debunking misinformation about climate science on the web.

In little-noticed news arising out of arecent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by…

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State Dept. Overseers of Contentious Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Workaround Have Industry, Torture Ties

State Dept. Overseers of Contentious Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Workaround Have Industry, Torture Ties

Editor’s Note: This is Steve Horn’s latest  piece that originally appeared over at DeSmogBlog. Check out more of Steve’work from DeSmogBlog and give everyone at DeSmogBlog some love – visit their site for some of the best research debunking misinformation about climate science on the web.

The Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and other green groups recently revealed that…

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Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar:

  • Teachers only work half a year.
  • Teachers are overpaid.
  • Local school districts and their taxpayers shouldn’t have to hold the burden of teacher salaries.

Often, those who complain the…

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Losing Confidence: Austerity, Vampires, and Drums at ESU

Losing Confidence: Austerity, Vampires, and Drums at ESU

For eleven of the past twelve years, Kutztown University’s president welcomed faculty and staff to the new academic year by preaching the gospel of austerity, budget crisis, and gloom. Despite the evidence showing that Kutztown’s was in a better financial shape that almost every other PASSHE university, under the leadership of former university president, Javier Cevallos, KU’s administration used…

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#PAGov: Wolf’s Lead Up to 25 Points

#PAGov: Wolf’s Lead Up to 25 Points

Remember when PoliticsPA wrote this?

A new CBS/New York Times survey suggests that Democratic nominee Tom Wolf’s lead may not be as strong as previously thought.

According to the online scientific poll, Wolf holds a 42% to 33% lead over Gov. Corbett. When you include respondents who lean towards a candidate, however, Wolf’s lead expands to a 52% to 38% margin. (You can read an explanation of…

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#PAGov: Corbett “Mansplaining” Benefits of Liquor Reform and Dinner on the Table

Fuck binders full of women,  Governor Corbett likes supermarkets full of women.  Or at least that’s what he wants you to think when he went on to mansplain about the benefits of liquor privatization to women.  

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College Students from Across the Country Stage #HandsUpWalkOut Actions in Honor of Michael Brown

College Students from Across the Country Stage #HandsUpWalkOut Actions in Honor of Michael Brown

On Saturday, August 9th, Michael Brown was shot to death by police in Ferguson, MO. Yesterday, was Michael Brown’s funeral. Yesterday, would have also been Michael Brown’s first day of college at Vatterott College in St. Louis.

Yesterday also marked the day that college students from around the country staged walk outs in honor of Michael Brown and to protest police brutality, racism, and the…

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Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

It’s 3 p.m., and you’re cruising down a rural road, doing about 50.

A quarter mile away is a sign, with flashing yellow lights, alerting you to slow down to 15. It’s a school zone.

But, you don’t see any children. Besides, you’re going to be late to your racquetball match. So, you just slide on past.

You’re an independent long-haul trucker. You get paid by the number of miles you drive. If you…

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Koch-Tied Roots of Senator Vitter’s Green Billionaires Club Environmental Attack Report

Koch-Tied Roots of Senator Vitter’s Green Billionaires Club Environmental Attack Report

Editor’s Note: This is Steve Horn’s latest  piece that originally appeared over at DeSmogBlog. Check out more of Steve’work from DeSmogBlog and give everyone at DeSmogBlog some love – visit their site for some of the best research debunking misinformation about climate science on the web.

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. …

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