From BP Massacre to BP Massacred.

Dear Readers,

Here is the link to my featured piece in today’s Chicago edition of the Huffington Post.

Among other places, the piece also appears on OnEarth, the wonderful NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) web site, the WTTW Chicago Tonight website, Buzzflash, the USA Today subject page re the Great Depression (keep reading at the link, and you’ll see why), and, of all places, on the Madison Square Garden website, which, lately, has been picking-up my work. (Maybe I can get a ticket the next time Beyonce plays there:).

Seriously, this isn’t funny, but laughing to keep from crying is part of the “mo” right now.

As I’ve advocated before, do feel free, if you haven’t yet, or, if you have, to express your views, get involved, and other wise help out. It’s that important, as the President reminded us yesterday and today.

Best wishes.


The Gulf: Between Perception and Reality

Dear Readers,

I hope you’ll take a look at this piece in today’s Huffington Post: The Gulf: Between Perception and Reality.

Then, if you’re so inclined, take action (NOW):

–Write the President, or your Member of Congress, or your U.S Senator, or whoever (else) you think can make a difference.

–Or, join in one of the environmental organization advocacy efforts. I’m partial to: the Natural Resources Defense Council, and to the Gulf Restoration Network,

–And/or post this article, and any others you think pertinent, to Facebook, or to Twitter, or otherwise share, by way of encouraging people’s awareness of this tragedy and the need to speak-up, and take action.



Game Change? Well, This (Political) Junkie May Have Shot-up for the Last Time

Dear Readers,

Here’s my first column of the New Year on Huffington Post, located both on the national politics page and as the featured post on the Chicago page:

Let me know your thoughts.


Healthcare Bill Senator Boxer’s Missouri Compromise: “A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand”

Dear Readers,

When I was thinking yesterday morning about the implications of the Senate’s healthcare bill, I started thinking about the issue of compromise.

Then, I remembered Abraham Lincoln’s amazing speech about the (Congressional and people’s) house divided of his day–over the issue of slavery.

Please go to one of the links below to read what I wrote, and then: circulate this call-to-action; post-it to Facebook; Twitter-it; and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to take action.

While there is no time to waste, we do have time to organize: According to a White House statement this morning, the work on the healthcare bill may go past the State of the Union speech. Let’s make it right.