Robin Speronis lives in a modest home in Cape Coral, Florida- and she’s living in a way that many environmentalists and preppers would call ideal: 100% completely removed from the city’s electrical grid. Despite having no access to Cape Coral’s electrical grid and no city water running to her home, Speronis is happy. The city […]
Has an aging vexed white guy arguing with an empty chair now come to symbolize the current state of the Republican Party? On ABC News last weekend Pulitzer Prize winning economist Paul Krugman commented that Clint Eastwood’s bizarre rambling imaginary conversation with an empty chair at the Republican National Convention in Tampa was actually highly representative of the political party’s base.
Ron Paul is one of the rare elected officials who has the integrity to highlight the crippling economic costs of our massive military industrial complex, as well as the need to decriminalize drugs and audit both the Pentagon and the Federal Reserve. His adamant support for personal privacy, Bradley Manning and civil liberties also shows leadership, but unfortunately like most men in his party, Paul still rabidly opposes a woman’s ability to safely terminate a pregnancy. He wants small unobtrusive government, except when it applies to all female bodies?
Many citizens will be disenfranchised from voting in November’s election, due to new unnecessary voter ID fraud laws enacted in several states. Minorities, the poor, elderly and students are some of the populations that are hit hardest by these restrictions. In a hilarious satirical skit, the Daily Show helps us determine who will be eligible to cast a ballot. Adopting her best “You Might be a Redneck” persona, correspondent Jessica Williams walks us through the new voter guidebook “You Might Be Eligible to Vote IF…”:
Each year millions of US citizens are being prevented from voting, simply because they are incarcerated. A new report by The Sentencing Project analyzes the growing scope of voter disenfranchisement among prisoners, as well as ex-offenders. The study also found that minority populations are disproportionately impacted by this growing problem of systematic voting restrictions.
“If I am a spokesman for all the people who think that we should not have 24 million people in this country who can’t find a full time job, that we should not have 50 million people in this country who can’t see a doctor when they’re sick; that we shouldn’t have 47 million people in this country who need government help in order to feed themselves, and we shouldn’t have 15 million families who owe more on their mortgage than the value of their home, okay, I’ll be that spokesman.”
I just moved back to Miami a month ago, and I’m already up to my elbows in awesome goings-on in the organic, local, sustainable community. Most exciting in early October is the Earth Learning’s “2nd Greater Everglades Community Food Summit,” which actually starts September 29 (Today! Go and attend!) and ends on October 5th.
To wrap up National Bike Month, I’m doing a little series on what I loved about living and bicycling in the various places I’ve lived and bicycled. (But don’t worry, even after this month, I’ll do plenty more writing about bicycling as well.)
To start with, I’ll start with the first city I lived in, the city where I started bicycling as a main mode of transport and gave up my car. Living in Sarasota, Florida from birth until the age of 22 or so, I know that city better than any other.
What are the most promising high-speed rail routes in the nation? A new report released by America 2050 evaluated 7,870 potential high-speed rail corridors across the country Here’s more on the report from the INFRASTRUCTURIST: To evaluate each corridor, the authors created a scoring system that weighed 12 factors that contribute to rail ridership, including […]
To share more stories with our wonderful readers, I’ve decided to start doing a weekly “link drop” — in other words, I’ll drop links to great stories we couldn’t cover (plus a little intro). Hope you find this helpful and enjoy it. Studies Show the Connection Between Travel Times to Food Stores and Public […]
According to Defenders of Wildlife, 2009 was a very bad year for the Florida panther, Puma concolor coryi. Nearly 20 percent of the Florida panther population was killed by vehicles last year. Years ago, these magnificent cats roamed free in eight states. Today, less than 100 of the endangered panthers are believed to exist in the wild.
A flock of approximately 80 peacocks and peahens are wreaking havoc in the Florida community of Longboat Key. Residents of the island community are fed up with peafowl that roam freely in yards, streets and neighborhoods.
Florida Rep. Alan Grayson has just utterly transformed the health care debate in the United States with his speech from the House floor. “I’m just saying what everyone else has been thinking,” explains Grayson.