Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ian Murphy to Run For NY-26th

Ian who? Remember the prank call that made Governor Scott Walker spill the true motives behind his ‘budget’ bill? Ian Murphy was the guy impersonating David Koch on the other end of that call. Murphy is an unashamedly contentious journalist who … Continue reading

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On Wisconsin

Meanwhile, back in Wisconsin…things just keep getting crazier. Now we have the bizarre story of Carlos Lam, a deputy prosecutor for Johnson County, Indiana, who e-mailed Governor Walker to advise setting up a “false flag” operation. This would have been a … Continue reading

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Earth Hour, March 26, 2011; 8:30pm

While doing my graduate studies, I interned for the Mayor’s office in my city for the Sustainability Office. My city decided to participate in Earth Hour, a call for unity to address global climate change by turning off the lights … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday March 25 Edition

Pawlenty to talk about this week. Japan shows us a window into the questionable wisdom of nuclear energy, particularly in areas that cannot realistically be evacuated. The Wisconsin fiasco spreads to other states while the political blowback on Republicans in … Continue reading

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Saving Baby Joseph

 Joseph Maraachli, born January 22, 2010, suffers from the Classic Infantile form of Sandhoff disease. The thirteen-month-old has been in a vegetative state since last fall, has minimal brain function, and will inevitably die sometime within the next two … Continue reading

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In This Corner…Tim Pawlenty

2012 Contender Series: Tim Pawlenty (Ed. note: Pawlenty officially withdrew from the Republican Presidential race on Sunday, August 14th after a poor showing in the Iowa Straw Poll) This issue of the Contender series will be a little different from … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series—The Safe Seats

In this series we examine the potential change in the Senate makeup of the United States Congress. The Senate is the final arbiter of debate over public policy. Bills will have already gone through Committees and the House of Representatives … Continue reading

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