December 2013

Fracking: Natural Gas is just as damaging as Coal and Oil except the pollution stream is different.

as NPR would say "Think about it"

o not again...

A More Compassionate Government

December 9

A More Compassionate Government

The following is edited from a chat between Ria Zsigmond and myself which discusses empathy and compassion in government in light of some research on the topic.


I am interested in the connections between empathy, compassion and politics, as you know, Ria. There is actually a lot of interesting research on the topic already. I am sure it irks conservatives -- another reason for them to hate science, I guess.


Change In The Weather

JP Morgan Chase caught violating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act but DOJ won’t do jack shit.

laws are for the poor

Strengthen our Safety Net to Strengthen our Economy

Congress has missed their first deadline in the budget negotiations that were constructed after the government shutdown. Paul Ryan and Pat Murray are co-chairing the committee, and Ryan is peddling his usual cuts to entitlement programs. Republicans persistently talk about cutting entitlement benefits under the guise of cutting the deficit and encouraging people to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. That mentality might wor

The possible Truth might come out again!

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Prison for Miscarriages?

Thom plus logo Mike Pence's and the GOP's war on women took a sinister turn this week when Planned Parenthood was forced to abandon Title X funding; they can no longer get payment for serving low income women for cancer screenings and STD treatments.