The Eight-Day Week
Midwest power pop worth flying in for will be taking place in the suburbs of Chicago on Saturday, May 4. Shoes was one of the first groups ever to appear on MTV, and their basement-made debut, Black Vinyl Shoes, was dubbed by no less an expert than Ira Robbins “one of the finest home-brewed Read More
The High Line is one of New York’s millennial architectural treasures: a testament not only to a city’s rejuvenation after 9/11 and a working relationship between public and private space (and money), but an eco-friendly green space in one of the world’s most industrial hubbubs.
So with the park’s planned extension with Section Three, which goes northward past West 33rd St., you’d think that everybody would be happy…at least until we can get the subterranean Low Line up and running. But they’re not.
In Sunday’s New York Times, the reporter, Melanie Warner, (or her editor) poses the question: "Is America ready to give up coal? Describing the situation, Warner writes that:
"With concerns over climate change intensifying, electricity generation from coal, once reliably cheap, looks increasingly expensive in the Read More
It took less than a month for the 24-7 news media and political pundit class to pile on President Obama and resume their old habit of underestimating him. "His appointments were not properly vetted". "The stimulus package is a pork-laden mishmash". "He’s too nice to the conservatives" "He still hasn’t gotten his kids a dog". Read More
Some of us believe environmental sustainability can be a central element of the revival of the American economy. Some think this idea is mushy-headed, idealistic nonsense that should be rejected by hard-nosed business leaders. Wal-Mart, perhaps the best-known example of a company that has done well by doing good, provides evidence of how green business Read More
The power of the American Presidency to move the environmental agenda was never more apparent than during President Obama’s recent directive to EPA to reconsider California’s request to set tighter air emission and fuel efficiency standards. Under the Clean Air Act, California has long had the authority to exceed federal standards and typically it has Read More
On January 22, a piece in the New York Times discussed public opinion data on the environment and global warming and noted that support for protecting the environment was slipping in U.S. public opinion polls. According to Andrew C. Revkin:
“The latest in an annual series of polls from the Pew Research Center on Read More
Inauguration day, 2009 was a thrilling affirmation of the United States and the most hopeful day I can remember. The American President is both our head of government and our head of state. He is both prime minister and king. And before about two million people, and millions more on TV and the web, President Read More
In this season of hope and frigid fear, the other day on the Hudson River we saw another reason for optimism. When faced with imminent danger, we saw the best in what we all can do together. A jetliner is in trouble and the pilot skillfully steers away from the most populated strip of land Read More
The Administration’s stimulus plan is now available for review and I urge you to read it yourself and not simply listen to media-tilted or politically biased views of the plan. You can find it at: http://change.gov/agenda/economy_agenda/ . All the predictable ideological voices in Congress and the media have started to weigh in with their Read More