Stories by Scott Thill

Scott Thill runs the online mag Morphizm.com. His writing has appeared on Salon, XLR8R, All Music Guide, Wired and others. subscribe to Scott Thill's feed

Posted on: Jan 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Colbert educates viewers on America's arcane political machinery, while schooling mainstream journalists on how to properly inform the citizenry.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to a new tool from the EPA, you can see how close you live to the country's biggest polluters.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

When the mayor of Youngstown, Ohio decides to buy earthquake insurance, you know we've got a big problem.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to our morally bankrupt political system and the Supreme Court's ruling on Citizens United, the fracking lobby's power of the purse is huge.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

From Occupy and Elizabeth Warren to the Nissan Leaf and Col. Ann Wright, progressives have quite a few things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

One would imagine that hip hop would make a perfect fit for the Occupy movement. But one would evidently be wrong.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The definition of overpopulation has less to do with raw numbers of people than their relationship with the planet's sustainable resources.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Let's dispense with the media's hyperreal electives and celebrate the triumphs of real-time underdogs sticking it to the powers-that-be in increasingly persuasive ways.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Increases in fuel taxes, increases in toll fees. Private-public boondoggles building unprofitable highways -- let's ditch the fossil-fuel economy.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The public needs to watch these 10 movies to fully comprehend the threat of nuclear power.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Paleontologist Peter Ward talks about the threats from global warming, rising population and our own plain stupidity.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We risk losing our country to permanent droughts and extreme natural disasters.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Internet's creative hive mind is charting the future of commerce -- the bitcoin phenomenon shows what online currencies are capable of.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The arguments for keeping such an absurdly high drinking age have almost no basis. It's time to reconsider why 21 is the USA's drinking age.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Billions of dollars are being given out to the most ardent promoters of water privatization.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

MDMA is gaining serious traction as a treatment option for soldiers and civilians suffering from crippling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Posted on: May 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The United States still counts a depressing 24 million unemployed, while the number of exploited unpaid workers keeps growing.

Posted on: May 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A growing regulatory movement is afoot to revoke the over-the-counter status of drugs containing pseudoephredrine and instead require a doctor's prescription.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Lester Brown talks about whether our civilization can survive the mounting global stresses of rising pollution, starvation, food prices, water shortages and failed states.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

An apparent coalition of hackers is hitting targets with surprising speed and accuracy -- and it looks like it's just the beginning.

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