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A Washington Post story indicates that after a major multi-decade, multi-billion-dollar effort, there's little or no progress in saving Chesapeake Bay.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The errors are not serious, though the Hillary Clinton conflicts with Bill's donors could make problems at State. These blips underscore how difficult it is to shift from campaigning smartly to governing well.READ MORE 10 COMMENTS
Some think the time is ripe to revive a New Deal program that put writers to work for the public good. Others say that's what bloggers are already doing.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
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Lacking top figures in the Obama administration from the region, area environmentalists are linking forest and salmon issues to a cause Obama understands better: climate change.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
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With Obama's new New Deal gaining momentum, let's remain skeptical of big projects that are touted as economic saviors. States like ours may be desperate, but a boondoggle is still a boondoggle.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
Two cases link the suburban city with Hitler and the holocaust.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
A coalition of environmental groups just won a court decision, blocking Shell from drilling exploration wells in the Beaufort Sea. The ruling bears on the impacts of noise on bowhead whales.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
In the election hoopla and cabinet-post-planning speculation, one recently vacated office seems to be going largely unnoticed: the NEA chairmanship.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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The only thing keeping it from succeeding here are the myths propagated by foes, says this economics journalist. Here's a line-by-line debunking.READ MORE 81 COMMENTS
Two local luminaries join a forum proposing ways to turn around the Bush administration's neglect of the nation's technological competitiveness.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.
The torture stories no one talks about
The horrific stories of CIA-sponsored torture that aren't in the Senate report.
Hard to imagine Bush and Cheney didn't know about CIA
Political preferences aside, it's difficult to imagine how President Bush would not have known about the CIA's torture tactics.
VA chief may fire 1,000
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs will announce Monday a massive restructuring of the department in the wake of a scandal that left more than a hundred thousand veterans waiting for health care.
Ex-SEAL Robert O'Neill says he killed Osama bin Laden
O'Neill confirmed to The Washington Post that he was the unnamed SEAL who was first to tumble through the doorway of bin Laden's bedroom and take aim at the terrorist leader.
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