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Rolling Stone Magazine: GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

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Rolling Stone Magazine’s political coverage has been sharp and detailed in its reporting, a far cry from the brilliant yet gonzo journalism style employed by the late Hunter S. Thompson, but this piece in the Magazine’s year end review details how the Republican party platform for the 2012 presidential race isn’t all that different from candidate to candidate.

UPDATED: The Hidden Great Park Environmental Documents

Chris is busy at work and asked that this be brought to your attention. Frankly, I’m a little confused but not for the reason one might first expect. Explanation to follow. The Voice of OC has a post today under a nearly identical title. It describes how a number of documents detailing environmental concerns at…

Join “Hands Across the Sand” on Saturday

On Saturday, June 26, Americans will join hands on beaches and in parks and cities united against the dangers offshore oil drilling present to our oceans and marine wildlife, fishing industries and coastal economies, in Hands Across the Sand. The mission of Hands Across the Sand is to change our energy policy away from its dependence on fossil fuels…

Oil Spill Grows to Twice the Size of Maryland Due to Lack of Safety Controls

The nonprofit environmental group SkyTruth warned that the growing disaster “could soon surpass the sorry benchmark 20 years ago set by the 11 million gallon Exxon Valdez spill.”
Environmentalists say the oil is likely to hit the delta and a series of barrier islands that have still not fully recovered from hurricane Katrina six years ago and which are home to more than 400 species.
BP was at the forefront of recent lobbying of the US government against stronger safety controls for offshore drilling.