"War is a racket," wrote retired U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, in 1935. That statement, which is also the title of his short book on war profiteering, rings true today.
The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year's BP oil spill this week.
The U.S. may no longer have to worry about a greedy, distant monarch. But it's still held in thrall to powerful interests that prize profit over individuals and their freedom.
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), though down one man, finally released their stab at climate legislation this week.
Mike Markham of Colorado has an explosive problem: His tap water catches fire. Markham demonstrates this in a new documentary, 'Gasland,' which just won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize.
For those of us who are still living with one foot in the old energy world, here are a few helpful hints about what you should buy and what the consequences of shifting to "clean energy" sources.