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The Cruelest Months

Spring is in the air, and like a toe-tapping number from Englebert Humperdink the effect of the fledgling sun and crocus balm is to coax us mortals into passionate, beautiful malevolence.

Crack Up: The CIA’s Latest Whitewash

“This has been the most extensive investigation ever undertaken by the Inspector General's office [in the CIA], requiring the review of about 250,000 pages of…

Anatomy of a Blackball

Stop me if I’m whining, but as long-time readers are aware, quite a number of local tax funded agencies and quasi-public agencies avoid placing advertising…

Anti-Smoking Expert All Wet

What do you do when you have to say, “I’m sorry”? If you’re the professor who holds the anti-smoking chairmanship at the University of California,…

Shaved, Crushed, Cubed & Block

Epiphanies happen. Just this weekend I was plastered to the sofa and watching the Olympics when it hit me: its all about ice, and not…

Global Village Idiots

I’m finally, and fully, tele-connected. My satellite TV gives me access to over 100 channels of programming, and my computer is now part of the…

Bye-Bye Bypass?

The Willits freeway bypass funds at risk? Oh, boo-hoo-hoo. Has the experience of thousands of small towns, hundreds of cities, tons of pollution, lungs full…

National Prozac Radio

What is it about these people? I’ve been wondering and trying to figure it out for a while now. Someone told me “Saturday Night Live”…

Pesticide Myths

Council members, esteemed guests and citizens of Fort Bragg: My name is Marc Lappe. I direct the not-for-profit Center for Ethics and Toxics in Gualala.…

Logging to Infinity

Viewed from a low-flying plane as it skips across the mountains, California’s North Coast looks like some strange and terrible war zone. Stretches of untouched,…

America’s Most Union Town

Anyone who remembers the big casino strike on the Las Vegas strip in 1984 can’t have many doubts about the willingness of workers in the…

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