Podcast #100: Can Capitalism Last?

Interview with author Daniel Rubin about his new book 'Can Capitalism Last?'. Discussion of the economic crisis, Marxism, socialism and other hot topics.


Momentum for Sotomayor Confirmation Builds

After the announcement of President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice David Souter on the US Supreme Court, a broad array of organizations and advocacy groups expressed strong support for the decision.

Editorial: Overcoming Hate After Prop. 8

Democracy in America suffered a major setback Tuesday, May 26th. The California State Supreme Court ruled that some people because they are gay or lesbians or bisexual or transgender do not have to be treated the same or deserve equal status as others.

Microwave Oven Most Efficient?

The short answer is that it depends upon several variables, including the price of electricity versus gas, and the relative efficiency of the appliances involved. Typically, though, a microwave would be slightly more efficient at heating water than the flame on a gas stove, and should use up a little less energy.

Impact of Sonar on Marine Life

Unfortunately for many whales, dolphins and other marine life, the use of underwater sonar (short for sound navigation and ranging) can lead to injury and even death.

The Cheney Channel

An association representing top advertisers on broadcast and cable television has proposed the creation of a new Cheney Channel dedicated exclusively to the Cheney family, the primary motivation apparently being to get Dick and Liz off all the other channels where their presence seems to be hurting the sales of advertised products.

Climate Bill Moves Closer to Passage in the House

Republicans are pushing common misperceptions about ACES in order to generate opposition. They insist that the system of pollution permits in ACES, which would cap greenhouse gas emissions and raise revenue to invest in a transition to renewable energy, would push up energy costs for most Americans.

The Greening of Ballparks (but Yankee Stadium gets a Bronx Cheer)

Across most of Major League Baseball (MLB), teams are turning greener than the outfield grass, reports the June 2009 issue of E – The Environmental Magazine. They’re reducing energy consumption, extending recycling efforts, and taking the first steps into renewable energy.

Light at the End of the Unemployment Line? (May 21st)

Action taken under President Obama's economic recovery act has saved or created 150,000 jobs since late February, the White House Task Force on Working Families reported earlier this month.


Global Day of Action Held for Troy Davis

ATLANTA – Citizens across the United States and around the world gathered for a Global Day of Action Tuesday, May 19, 2009, to bring attention to the case of Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis.

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