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Algae Farms Save Humanity (In NM)

So this is cool. Algae is one tough dogdamn plant. It isn’t big and showy, but it will grow just about anywhere and in pretty adverse conditions. Now, scientists (some in New Mexico, our home state) are making it a new source of food, and one which consumes CO2 and salt water at the same…

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Haaland Pushes For New Waste Management Plan

From the Albuquerque Journal: U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland is among several lawmakers on Capitol Hill requesting the Environmental Protection Agency develop a national recycling strategy in response to a change in policy in China that has sharply reduced the import of foreign scrap materials, which they said has created a crisis for local recycling programs.…

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Patriot Games

I have been fascinated lately by how easily politics in general, and Right Wing politics in particular, can pervert and destroy language, even reduce the most decent words to something genuinely quite vile. Take “patriot” for instance. To be a patriot is, I think, a good thing. To defend your nation against enemies, and advance…

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These People Are Crazy

LR Net’s home office is (at the moment) in New Mexico. That means we tend to pay lots of attention to border-related stories. One of those that has been in the news lately is that of the ultra-right wing militia group that was patrolling the border and holding “illegal” immigrants (some of whom weren’t illegal…

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Christian Left Rising:Santa Fe 5

Editor’s note: Michael Jay Tucker is an avowed secularist. He jokes that the only religious training he received from his father, a physicist, and his mother, a social scientist, was the statement, “You cannot be an atheist because you cannot logically prove a negative. Yet, despite that background and temperament, Tucker recent attended a conference…

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Christian Left Rising – Santa Fe 4

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of short essays by Michael Jay Tucker about his recent visit to a conference of progressive and liberal Christians in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tucker says that the conference, The Lutheran Advocacy Ministry Bishop’s Luncheon and Issues Briefing, was profoundly moving and inspired hope even in…

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Christian Left Rising: Santa Fe 3

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of a series of short essays written by Michael Jay Tucker about his visit to a meeting of progressive and committed Christians in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tucker argues that this conference of the “Christian Left,” is powerful evidence that religion can be, and should be a force…

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