Category Archives: Politics

Posts on sustainable political action.

Romney’s Convention Speech: The Etch-A-Sketch Kabuki Theater Moment of the Republican Convention

Last night the RNC created and unveiled a new political character called “Mitt Romney the Good Guy,” and had him cry about mommy and daddy on live TV in order to both suck in those who will respond to such … Continue reading

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El Dorado Hills, California: A Fallen Son Returns Home

My daughter Kari, who lives in a wonderful community called El Dorado Hills, east of Sacramento, California,  just this morning sent me a photo and an email report of a procession that brought home one of this community’s fallen sons, … Continue reading

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The 2012 Olympics: No More Racist Remarks With Impunity

The headline reads:”Voula Papachristou ‘bitter and upset’ over Olympic ban” Now isn’t that just a low-down dirty shame. But it’s an even bigger shame when we let racists go about their business pretending that the 60s and 70s never happened. … Continue reading

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Why This Generation of Young People Want the Older Generation to Hurry and Die Off: The Times Are Changing

Bob Dylan wrote the following lyrics many years ago for a generation lost in an immoral war in Vietnam and an immoral cultural war against civil rights. His words are perhaps more important today, as this generation confronts a war … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum, The Pope, The Mormon Church, and Utah’s Environmental Disaster

It was a scene of expected hubris and environmental stupidity in this Republican primary season. We have over these past months, finally been spared the intellectual bottom feeding of  Republican candidates such as Christine O’Donnell, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Michele … Continue reading

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State Politics and Corporate Polluters in Utah

It is the Day After Christmas and Toxic Air Returns to Salt Lake City Toxic poisonous air has returned to Salt Lake City. As I look out my condo terrace toward the west, I can only see part of downtown … Continue reading

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Climate Change Denial and Disaster Capitalism in America

Hurricane Katrina and the Politics of Disaster Capitalism During the summer of 2005, I was in Europe doing research for my architectural classes I teach at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning. After making my way south … Continue reading

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Before The Breathing Air Is Gone

Before The Sun, Is Just a Bright Spot In the Night Time While I was still in architectural school at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in 1970,  Three Dog Night produced an album entitled, It Ain’t Easy. On the album … Continue reading

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