Monday, March 21, 2011

Philosophy 102

On the Media: Does NPR Have A Liberal Bias?
I find the whole thing about "does NPR have a liberal bias" to be rather funny. The fact is, the search for truth is inherently a liberal pursuit. Conservative thinking is all about knowing the truth. No one knows the truth like FOX News. No one seeks the truth and attempts to give it context like NPR.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Union Banks?

Just read this article at Firedog Lake, and thought it was an interesting idea that probably wouldn't go anywhere. But then I saw this article posted on a friends page. Maybe there really is momentum for union owned banks, the implications of which could be very far reaching.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Gutting the EPA

What I'm Reading Right Now
Idaho Representative Mike Simpson has it all backwards, saying that the EPA is "...costing jobs in this country." But this assumes that our economy is working at peak efficiency, which it is not. Millions are out of work, and yet there is plenty of work to be done: bridges need mending, sewers need modernizing, children need teaching. Representative Simpson also said today on NPR that he has not gotten many calls complaining about the GOP plan to cut the EPA budget by 1/3. These budget cuts would have a direct effect on public health, making our water and air dirtier and adding more pollutants such as mercury into the atmosphere.

If you care about your health, the health of your neighbors, or the health of your children, give Mike Simpson a call tomorrow, and tell him you disapprove of his plan to gut the EPA. Remind him there are perhaps billions to be found by reducing or eliminating inefficient, inequitable, and disastrous fossil fuel subsidies. I'm sure he'll be glad to hear from you.

Representative Mike Simpson, 2nd District of Idaho, can be reached at: 202-225-5531