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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White When Robert Weissman, president of the advocacy organization Public Citizen, told reporters last Thursday that “today is a day to shed a tear for our democracy,” hyperbole was not on my mind. There has been a broad range of reactions to last week’s radical Supreme Court decision to allow [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White After Whole Foods CEO John Mackey wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal this week slamming “ObamaCare,” progressive foodies across the nation have registered their shock and devastation. It seems everyone from Daily Kos to Facebook has their own “Boycott Whole Foods” petition going. While much of the [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White My month-long ban on single-use plastic is over, and I’m still using my tin lunchbox. But there’s also still a giant island of garbage floating in the ocean. I discussed strategies and got a few tips from resourceful readers along the way. But as a busy person living in [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White My single-use plastic bag ban is going pretty well this week. So far the only plastic bags I’ve racked up on the list is a trash bag and a couple produce bags. None of those nasty single-use plastic shopping bags made it into my hands. But as we saw [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Americans are often called out as the busiest people on the planet. And the busier you are, the harder it is to be green. This past week was not only a celebration of all things American — what with the Fourth of July festivities — but was also something [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Some people do week-long cleansing diets, others try a week without television. I just finished a week under a self-imposed ban on single-use plastic bags, and man, do I feel refreshed! As you may or may not recall, I pledged last week to go one month without the reusable [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White You’d be hard-pressed to find two words more closely associated with America than “disposable” and “plastic.” Does it follow then, that banning single-use plastic bags is un-American? If so, you’ll have to add “treason” to my list of transgressions this month: I’m going without. More on that in a [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Jobs are on everyone’s mind right now. Spokespeople for every party and organization in the country are weighing in on the subject, whether they have any idea what they’re talking about or not. So it is with newly-minted GOP National Committee Chair Michael Steele. On Sunday, Steele got [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White With the economic crisis and a historic presidential election, it feels like we’ve forgotten something, some sort of time-honored media tradition… oh yeah!  The war on Christmas. Well, it’s been less of a story this year compared to previous ones. In fact, News Hounds reports that Bill O’Reilly [...]