Stories by Scott Thill

Scott Thill runs the online mag 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.