The EPA’s new regional administrator, Jared Blumenfeld, joined California officials deep inside an otherworldly realm of deadly caustic waste deemed the most toxic placeRead More
GSA announces first “Chief Greening Officer”
Poaching from the private sector, the General Services Administration has named its first “Chief Greening Officer” to aggressively pursue “innovative sustainable practices within GSA’sRead More
From Cuba To Illinois: Resettling Gitmo Inmates In An Illinois Prison Could Be An Economic Boon — But Does It Solve The Terrorist Detention Dilemma?
A day after Attorney General Eric Holder revealed his plan to try alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed in federal court, the Chicago TribuneRead More
In FutureGen We Trust: While Washington Procrastinates On Global Warming, a Rural Illinois Town Casts its Lot With Clean Coal
A tour of Mattoon – a central Illinois town with around 18,000 people – can be kind of underwhelming. The town is off theRead More
IS THIS CHANGE ILLINOIS CAN BELIEVE IN?
How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: the light bulb has to want to change. The same thing mightRead More
WILL OBAMA DO BUDGET RECONCILIATION? WHAT IS BUDGET RECONCILIATION?
Before we learned about retention bonuses for AIG executives, this was supposed to be the week that Congress considered Barack Obama’s proposed $3.6 trillionRead More
50% OF WHAT?
Today’s Wall Street Journal front page headline, scanned this morning over coffee by the Journal’s 1.7 million subscribers, is “Stocks Drop to 50% ofRead More
WASHINGTON’S COURAGEOUS ANTI-SEX OFFENDER STANCE COMES BACK TO HAUNT GOVT
The New York Times’ Monica Davey and Abby Goodnough have a really good piece today on states unable to implement a strict new federalRead More