Criticism of Columbus Day is nearly as old as the holiday itself (early objections were linked to anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic sentiments), but in the last few decades the criticism has finally entered the mainstream. Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of land that was already inhabited led directly to the enslavement and death of hundreds of indigenous Arawak people,… Read more »
When we sent Shell home from the Arctic, we promised that it was only the beginning. Now it’s time to stop another reckless, dangerous Shell project: a massive oil train expansion in northeastern Washington.
Jon Stewart, the Walter Cronkite of Generation X (I don’t wanna speak for Millennials but I think they liked him too), has waltzed into the sunset. And while his departure might seem like a gaping hole in the political discourse of our country, it looks like he left us in good hands. The new guy,… Read more »
You’ve probably already heard the good news that’s burning up the airwaves: Royal Dutch Shell will cease and desist their dirty drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Shell’s spin doctors are citing disappointing results in their exploration well, the “high costs associated with the project,” and “the challenging and unpredictable federal regulatory environment in offshore Alaska.”… Read more »