To placate the Chinese government, President Obama's meeting this week with his holiness the Dalai Lama, was canceled. In 2007, against China's wishes, Bush became the first US President in office to meet in public with the Dalai Lama. At... [Read more]
In a singular moment, and with an honest, from the gut comment, Helen Thomas codified, that which I hope all politicians feel, when they so glibly say they are acting in the best interest of the American people.From todays Washington... [Read more]
The Koch brothers are trying to stem the tide of solar energy. They are running campaigns, lobbying and writing legislation through ALEC. They are trying to get states to ban solar panels and net metering or place a monthly fee to support the grid.
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, a membership group for conservative state lawmakers, recently drafted model legislation that targeted net metering. The group also helped launch efforts by conservative lawmakers in more than half a dozen states to repeal green energy mandates.
The farm bill that was passed recently is going to allow commercial hemp to be grown again in the US. This is going to be a major plus for farmers because it is a natural weed and doesn't require much water. It is beneficial to the soil with it's long roots. There are many applications for the fiber and oil. It is also a bio-fuel and is being used in Germany to generate energy. This will also move farmers away from GMO grains and into more sustainable farming practices.
Salon's article covers it's current uses and how it will be good for the economy.
which should strike terror in the hearts of every Millennial, left- or right-leaning, because it is extremely unlikely that these future oligarchs will not expect something in return for the 'great' projects they end up sponsoring -- their accountants and money managers would be remiss in their fiduciary duties to let them.