Daily Archives: February 23, 2011

Wisconsin Workers Hit the Streets Across the State

Justin Geiger While attention has, of course, been focused on Madison, Wisconsin, it is not just the state Capitol that is witnessing historic amounts of grassroots actions opposing Gov. Scott Walker’s extreme political attacks on working families, according to AFL-CIO Political Communications Director Eddie Vale. Wisconsin’s workers already have agreed to Walker’s proposals on wages…

On the Tyranny of the Majority

Guest Column by Gerald W. Johnson Capital Survey Research Center Winston Churchill, in a speech to the House of commons on Nov. 11, 1947, stated, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” What Churchill meant is that democracy is both a…

Coal is Dirty, Dangerous, Deadly and Unsustainable

Guest Column by Michael William Mullen The recent column by Alabama’s new Public Service Commission member Twinkle Cavanaugh seeks to stir up folks about the costs of energy bills that are stalled in Congress and potential U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations to address emissions responsible for climate change. If she were doing her job, she…

Bikini Bear Urges Caution on More Oil Drilling in Gulf of Mexico

Bikini Bear and David Underhill of the Mobile Sierra Club Guest Column by David Underhill Bikini Bear entered the lion’s den the other day. She is a polar bear. The compulsively literal might say she is a person dressed in a polar bear costume. But all would agree that she was wearing a yellow polka…