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No Fracking Way

As the BP oil spill fiasco unraveled in the Gulf of Mexico, my reaction was two-fold: 1) frustration, anger and a sense of helplessness at an avoidable environmental disaster happening...
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Hang the Parliament

or “I’ve never voted Conservative before…” and I’m not about to start now. In 1987 I made a conscious decision to leave Britain, in large part because Margaret Thatcher had...
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All Hopped up in Tribeca, on YouTube

My thanks to Joly at Punkcast.com for uploading to YouTube my recent talk at the 92Y Tribeca. You can find it at my You Tube All Hopped Up and Ready...
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President Obama one year on

President Obama may not have gotten the best First Anniversary present on Wednesday (referring of course to the loss of a “safe” Democratic Senate seat in Massachussetts), but he’s got...
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In Memory of 9/11: Towards a Healthier USA

As I write this, on the eve of September 11, the events of that fateful day in 2001 seem to have taken place a long, long time ago. I never...
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We Can’t Afford To Wait

As a self-employed family man, I can’t afford to wait. I support affordable health care. I support a Public Option. And I thank R.E.M. for stepping up to the plate....
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Tony Fletcher: School board candidate

On April 20, I handed in my petition to run for the position of School Board Trustee in the Onteora Central School District. The election is next Tuesday, May 19....
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The Budget From Hell

In case you haven’t heard, the economy is in the toilet. Across the country, Governors are trying to plug the worst deficits in a generation and from New York to...
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