Nice interview with the CEO of MySQL from eweek.
The Campaign for America’s Wilderness recently published a nice report that pulls together four years’ worth of public opinion research about American attitudes towards wilderenss. Not surprisingly, they conclude that Americans are strongly in favor of more wilderness.
That of course raises the question of why they continue to elect environment-destroying Republicans. For more insight into this, it’s worth reading “The Grassroots of a Green Revolution” by Deborah Lynn Guber, which pulls together and rips apart 20 years of environmental polling to better understand WHY there seems to be a disconnect between what people tell pollsters (“we love the environment”) and what they actually do (pretty much ignore environmental issues).
Great article in the NYT today about how the Bush campaign is using local radio as an important part of its campaign outreach strategy.
“‘You can win a national election 50,000 listeners at a time,’ said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center.”
DailyKos (great left-leaning politics blog, BTW) pulls together some interesting coverage (and commentary) on the use of open-source software by the Dean and Clark campaigns. Worth reading. What’s most interesting to me is the fact that this conversation is happening on a politics blog, not on Slashdot.
The detection of mad cow disease in the U.S. is a tremendous opportunity for an enterprising food safety/agriculture policy group with real expertise and solid policy proposals to mount a rapid-response campaign. This is a huge issue, and now is the moment of opportunity to push through the reforms that the beef industry and their friends in Congress have been blocking.
It’s also a great organizing moment for vegans/vegetarians and for the organic sector.
Matt Price from BCFacts.org just sent out the following (excellent) summary of the BC provincial government’s environmental record in 2003. I don’t see this summary article on the BCFacts site (yet, hint hint) but there is much more background information about each issue on the BCFacts site. Continue reading