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Utah’s Epic Earth Day Fail

What do you get when your state officials declare there is no such thing as climate change? You get “celebrations” of earth day that require kids to pay homage to Big Oil. Think Progress reports on Utah’s “state-sponsored Earth Day poster contest” for children: This year’s theme is “Where Would WE Be Without Oil, Gas & Mining?” Last year’s theme was “How Do YOU Use Oil, Gas, and Mining?” The contest is literally made possible by fossil fuel interests. – Read the full article

Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of its industrial and coal mining jobs, was sentenced to 3 months in juvenile detention.  – Read the full article