Nuclear Damage Control

Reading Time: 18 minutes For the first time in 30 years, the United States has just okayed new nuclear reactors. Though this comes with the still unfolding Fukushima disaster as a backdrop, we’re being told everything is under control. It is—damage control.

WhoWhatWhy Radio: Fukushima Update

Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy’s Karen Charman speaks with KGO San Francisco radio host Pat Thurston about Karen’s article updating us on the Fukushima disaster (Saturday, January 21, 2012)

So Pa, So Good…But Must Activists Always Align With Corporations to Win?

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s possible to get Congress to spin on a dime—but only a corporate dime. An alliance between tech companies and activists seems to have scared off, at least temporarily, a threat of ‘net censorship. But how do we get elected officials to do the right thing when corporate entities aren’t on the public side?

Fukushima Update: Why We Should (Still) Be Worried

Reading Time: 7 minutes If you thought you didn’t need to pay attention any more to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, well, you’d be wrong. The Japanese government isn’t necessarily taking the right steps. Karen Charman explains.

Occupy’s 99 Pledge

Reading Time: < 1 minute So those wacky “Occupy” folks don’t have a clear picture of what they want? So they’re just a bunch of people who enjoy protesting? Watch this—from little Ole Occupy Santa Fe.

Obama: “Yes, I’m in a Can”

Reading Time: 4 minutes Let’s look a little further at what ails Obama—and us. It’s about the pretty small part of the One Percent that really calls the shots, and keeps a president from doing what he surely knows he must.

Fed Economists Urged DC to Help Homeowners Directly

Reading Time: 4 minutes In early 2009, at the height of the housing disaster, economists from a regional Federal Reserve Bank proposed something eminently reasonable: the government could and should provide direct aid to homeowners rather than to the reckless banks. They were ignored. Now is a good time to look at these ideas.