Undercurrents: Obama’s Afghan Policy Is Not a Betrayal, Though a Progressive Alternative Is Needed

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Thursday December 10, 2009 - 09:20:00 AM

The President, he’s got his war -more-

The Public Eye: Afghanistan or Bust

By Bob Burnett
Thursday December 10, 2009 - 09:22:00 AM

rom a political perspective, President Obama’s forceful Dec. 1 speech on the war in Afghanistan ensured the war will not be a major issue in the 2010 mid-term elections and guaranteed it will be a bone of contention in the 2012 presidential elections. The conflict is now Obama’s war. -more-

Green Neighbors: The Street-Tree Symphony Is Well Underway

By Ron Sullivan
Thursday December 10, 2009 - 09:41:00 AM
A young and slightly tipsy Chinese pistache looks incredibly optimistic on a gray day.

Just as it’s getting cold and nasty out, I see the third movement in the street-tree symphony is well underway: Chinese pistache trees are resounding with color. After the young tupelos’ blast and the short, single-note fanfare of ginkgoes, their fiery crescendo will give way to the sustained theme of sweetgum for the rest of the winter; hopefully before I run this metaphor completely into the ground. -more-

About the House: A Little Green Legislative Update

By Matt Cantor
Thursday December 10, 2009 - 09:45:00 AM

Well, we’re moving along. It’s taken far too long, but things are looking up, and those things are photovoltaic solar panels. -more-