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Stories by Michelle Chen
Michelle Chen writes for The Nation.
The Promise of Low Power FM
Posted on: Aug 29, 2007, Source: In These Times
The chances that Congress will allow the expansion of low power FM broadcast radio stations to exist in big radio markets offers a huge opportunity for citizens to communicate outside of the corporate airwaves.
Questioning the Economics of Logging Our Largest National Forest
Posted on: Apr 2, 2007, Source: The NewStandard
As the U.S. Forest Service pursues a logging plan for the Tongass, conservationists are pushing for different economic priorities in Alaska.
Drugmakers Hurry Sales, Delay Safety Studies
Posted on: Feb 8, 2007, Source: The NewStandard
Fast-tracked pharmaceuticals are on the market for an average of almost two years without beginning required safety tests, and the FDA is letting it happen.
FDA Plays Politics with Pot
Posted on: Apr 25, 2006, Source: The NewStandard
Last week's ludicrous governmental report, which denied the efficacy of medical marijuana, is the Bush administration's latest attempt to divorce science from policy.
Taxing the Poor
Posted on: Mar 2, 2006, Source: The NewStandard
Although the poor pay a heavy tax burden at the federal level, when it comes to state and local taxes, they as much as the richest brackets.
Behind the White House's Billion-Dollar Propaganda Push
Posted on: Feb 17, 2006, Source: The NewStandard
In two years, the Bush administration spent $1.6 billion to paint a prettier picture of its failing policies, even as it cut away the social safety net.
Hiding Behind Pollution and Paperwork
Posted on: Dec 12, 2005, Source: The NewStandard
While claiming to relieve polluting companies of paperwork, a new EPA plan will let polluters off the hook in reporting their toxic emissions.
Repopulating New Orleans at Any Cost
Posted on: Oct 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Residents and workers are rebuilding the city in the shadow of toxic contamination, even as officials at all levels give mixed messages about the wisdom of returning to the area.
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