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What's the Matter With Kansas is now a film

Article: What's the Matter With Kansas is now a film

Thomas Frank’s What’s the Matter With Kansas was one of the smartest and most provocative books to appear during the George W. Bush presidency. Kansas, the author’s home state, tended to vote Democratic until a few decades ago, when Republican strategists started figuring out how to exploit social issues for electoral gain. According to Frank,…

Climate Change Conference In Bali

Article: Climate Change Conference In Bali

Most of today’s leaders are meeting in Bali for an enormous climate conference. The main objective of the summit is to arrive at a first draft of a treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol [www.sundance.tv]. The US was one of the few industrialized countries steadfast in its refusal to sign the Kyoto Protocol [www.sundance.tv]. One…

EU Environment Commissioner 'Not Impressed' with George Bush

Article: EU Environment Commissioner 'Not Impressed' with George Bush

Stavros Dimas, the European Union Environment Commissioner released the following statement to the press regarding the U.S. and the recent plea made by George Bush that 15 major countries meet and talk about goals to prevent climate change: “The declaration by President Bush basically restates the U.S. classic line on climate change — no mandatory…