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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Sunday, June 13, 2010

    Progressive Democrat Newsletter Issue 262 (abbreviated issue)

    I am still mostly on a break from blogging, but I do want to post some articles. So consider this an abbreviated newsletter. Some of the below articles are offsite.

    Where to gas up in the post-BP era...some suggestions on how to be reasonably environmentally conscious when you fuel up your car


    Religion and Homophobia in Africa
    ...written by fellow Culture Kitchen Blogger Leo Igwe

    Israel and the Gaza Fiasco: Brinksmanship where no one blinks...I go out a limb here, but I think I am taking a reasonable analysis.

    North Korea Goes Rogue...worrisome, but hopefully won't go far.

    Northeast Coast Focus: Global Warming Killing Lobsters, Jobs From Massachusetts To Virginia...the Vermont maple industry and the Colorado ski industry have already been getting hit by global warming. Now the lobster industry. I am sure there are many more, but we don't know about them yet.

    New York City Focus: Democracy for NYC 2010 Endorsements...some progressive candidates to support

    Brooklyn Focus: NYC Comptroller John Liu Endorses Chris Owens for District Leader...about two of my favorite local politicians

    Bronx Focus: Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter for State Senate...perhaps NY State's most important primary election this year.

    California Focus: Valero, Tesoro and Occidental Give $2 Million To Pollute California, Not a Dime For the Gulf

    CA-Sen: Fiorina's dangerous ignorance about climate and security

    California Focus: Environment Wins in California Primary Election!

    Texas Focus: Bringing Change to the Texas State Board of Education...one of the most important races this year.

    Texas Focus: Rick Perry Stoops into Sewer Politics of Lies and Dirty Tricks.

    Texas Focus: Statement by Rebecca Bell-Metereau for State Board of Education District 5:



    Virginia Focus: Obama makes Republican Eric Cantor look like an idiot

    Virginia Focus: Democrat Tom Perriello's "Passion is a Granular Focus on the Local Economy and Jobs"

    Arizona Focus: Racist Arpaio's Latest Outrages:



    Arizona Focus: Equality Arizona Political Action Committee (PAC) Endorsements

    Arizona Focus: Renewable energy’s time has come for Arizona

    Minnesota Focus: MN Senators weighing in on BP oil debacle

    Minnesota Focus: Minneapolis Sets an Eco-example

    Washington State Focus: Enervating Energy Efficiency

    Washington State Focus: Towards More Efficient Bus Service

    Michigan Focus: Senate Republicans find new excuse to hold up DRIC bridge and 10,000 Michigan jobs

    Massachusetts Focus: Republican Scott Brown Fails on Global Warming

    Illinois Focus: IL-Sen: Mark Kirk caught lying repeatedly about his military record

    Rachel Maddow on Mark Kirk's Credibility Crisis:

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