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Promoting More Offshore Oil Rigs Isn’t What We Elected Obama To Do

Back in 2008, Barack Obama promised us comprehensive climate legislation. He never delivered on that promise, though, and in this year’s State of the Union Address, Obama announced that he won’t even try to deal with global warming. Given the current conditions, and what we know about the climate trends to come, this environmental neglect from Obama is unacceptable. [...]

How Serious Are the Maine Green Candidates for Governor?

Two members of the Maine Green Independent Party have registered as candidates in the 2010 election for Governor of Maine: Lynne Williams of Bar Harbor and Patrick Quinlan of Gorham. The Bangor Daily News mentions both candidates in its consideration of 2010 third-party potential, and In Green Party Watch breathlessly asks, “Will we have a [...]

Start a Chapter of the Young Greens of America

Are you a committed progressive or liberal? Does neither the Republican Party nor the Democratic Party represent you in its policy behavior on torture, on warrantless surveillance, on discrimination, on the economy, or on environmental protection?

Are you 35 or younger and tired of watching the fogies run the show?

Consider joining the Young Greens [...]

Gearing Up for 2010, Third Parties Swamped by D, R and None

Yesterday, the Federal Election Commission released its latest statistics on registered candidates for national public office. Here’s the official FEC breakdown of their party identification:

Democratic/DFL Party: 1031 Republican Party: 953 Independent/None: 132 Libertarian: 27 Other: 26 Unknown: 24 Green Party: 14 Constitutional Party: 3 Conservative Party: 2 Reform Party: 2 American Party: 1 Citizens [...]

Skreened Goes Biodegradable With Its T-Shirt Shipping

I’m impressed by the extent to which Skreened makes an effort to minimize the environmental impact of its shirt-printing business. It uses less-impactful water-based inks. It prints on shirts made in the USA, which therefore aren’t shipped across an entire ocean. Its production center and storefront in Columbus, Ohio are integrated, making for a more [...]

Republicans Protesting Tax Cut?

Imagine if we had 288 billion given to the development and implementation of renewable energy, and 43 billion given to tax cuts. Then we’d have jobs. [...]

Vermont Loses Progressive Independent Voices

The Vermont Green Party, the Liberty Union Party and the Grassroots Party have all withered to such an extent that they can’t even keep their web sites running any more. [...]

Progressive Party and Green Party of Missouri Long Defunct. What Now, Missouri?

After the elections of 2000 and 2004, progressive activists in the state of Missouri were active in the Missouri Green Party and the Progressive Party of Missouri, organizing liberal alternatives to the conservative Missouri Democratic Party (hello, Claire McCaskill) and the even more conservative Missouri Republican Party (think John Ashcroft). We were happy to recognize [...]

Green Congressional Candidate Alan Augustson Blasts Rahm Emanuel Over $700,000,000,000.00 Bailout

Today, Illinois Congressman and DC power player Rahm Emanuel voted for the $700 Billion bailout bill. His Green Party challenger in the 5th District, Alan Augustson, has issued a statement this evening unconditionally condemning Emanuel’s vote:

I wish to state for the record my extreme displeasure with Congress, for its passage of the $700B so-called [...]

The Dishonest Dichotomy of Sarah Palin

I don’t support everything that Obama and Biden say that they want to do when it comes to solving the energy crisis. They give too much support to the nonsense of expanded offshore drilling, and they don’t support sustainable energy as strongly as I’d like them too. However, it’s absolute nonsense for Sarah Palin to say that Obama and Biden would do “nothing at all”, and the Obama-Biden plan is much better than Palin’s outdated proposal to drill, baby drill. [...]