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Posted inPolitics and Government

Congress is Back, But The Middle Is Still Missing

The forecast is for a Katrina-sized, levee-topping storm as Republicans and Democrat come back to Washington, D.C., after the summer break. The Politico reports, “Congress set for showdown over ending war.” And that’s just the beginning. There are investigations to be pursued and scandals enough for a dozen cable television channels. A Democratic Congress will […]

Posted inArts and Culture, Religion and Faith

Celebrating Freedom — Remembering the 1680 Tesuque Pueblo Revolt

Young Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo eagle dancers exit the pueblo plaza as they finish their dance. The dances are performed to keep the tribe in balance with the creator and natural forces. These dances have been performed in much the same way for centuries and are central to the Tesuques’ culture and spirituality.Photo: M.A. Pember “August […]

Posted inEnvironment, Politics and Government

Speak Your Piece: Mountaintops Cut First, then Mountaineers’ Voices

Mountaintop removal operation, Boone County, West Virginia Photo: Vivian Stockman, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition In its latest tinkering with coal mining regulations, the Bush administration continues a pattern of narrowing the legal rights of local citizens and giving ever greater control to coal companies, regulators, and political officials. The Office of Surface Mining’s proposed revision […]