The BRAD BLOG http://www.bradblog.com Because it's not about Right or Left, it's about Right and Wrong! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:49:01 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en 'Green News Report' - December 18, 2014   IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Nothin' but good news for a change! New York issues first permanent ban on fracking; Obama permanently protects Alaska's Bristol Bay; PLUS: More accountability, more indictments in West Virginia toxic chemical spill... All that and more surprisingly good news in today's Green News Report! Listen online ... http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10988 Brad on Thom Hartmann Radio: Wrapping Up a Few More Races From Election 2014 [VIDEO] I'm already on the road for the holidays this week, but pulled over long enough for a quick appearance on Thom Hartmann's radio show to update a couple of the late-contested results from the November 4th elections, including Maine's amazing "phantom ballots" mystery and Oregon's GMO labeling Measure 92 "recount"... (Thanks ... http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10987 'Green News Report' - December 16, 2014   IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congress wraps up for the year with Republican anti-environment initiatives to be signed by the President; UN climate summit wraps up in Peru - ALL nations are in for final talks in Paris; PLUS: Another Bush, another climate change denier... All that and more in ... http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10986 Bloomberg Editors Stand By Wildly Inaccurate, Misleading Photo ID Voting Editorial A few weeks ago, Francis Barry, whose bio identifies him as having "previously served as Director of Public Affairs and Chief Speechwriter for New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg," had a piece published by Bloomberg View (the op-ed arm of the Bloomberg News outlet), portending to examine whether Photo ... http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10985 Proponents of Oregon's GMO Labeling Measure 92 Concede Defeat Following Adverse Court Ruling Proponents of Oregon's Measure 92, a GMO labeling initiative, are conceding defeat in what had become the most expensive ballot campaign in state history. The proponents from RightToKnow.org were unsuccessful in their lawsuit this week arguing that some 4,600 ballots were illegally left uncounted and should be included in the ... http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10984 We Need Your Help While I never expected to make a profit, much less a killing, covering the things that we do here at The BRAD BLOG, it would be nice if we could even come close to breaking even. Otherwise, it would very much be a shame if we had to make big ... http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10982 'Green News Report' - December 11, 2014   IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: GOP anti-environment wish list makes it into "Cromnibus" bill; Crunch time at UN climate treaty talks in Peru; Worldwide calls for an end to fossil fuels; Australia goaded into joining UN Green Climate Fund; PLUS: 'Freedom Industries' boss facing accountability for West Virginia chemical spill... All ... http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10981 KPFK 'BradCast' Special Edition: The Clint Curtis / Tom Feeney Vote-Rigging Scandal, 10 Years Later Incredibly enough, it's been ten years this month since we broke the story about vote-rigging software whistleblower Clint Curtis. It was certainly the biggest story we'd broken up until that time, in December of 2004, and, for some, it is still the story we may be best known for. That's not ... http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10980 MAINE 'PHANTOM BALLOT' MYSTERY SOLVED! In the tiny seaside town of Long Island, Maine -- and for the national media that followed it -- it was an inscrutable mystery fit for Murder She Wrote's Jessica Fletcher. Except that it wasn't murder at the heart of this mystery, it was a potentially 'stolen' election, which, upon ... http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10979 Tom Tomorrow's Yesteryear Coverage of Today's U.S. Senate Report on Bush-Era CIA Torture It's difficult to know where Rightwingers are now when it comes to the release of today's remarkable, horrifying, redacted 528-page executive summary [PDF] of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's 6,000-page report on Bush-era CIA torture. "Torture never happened!," they used to say. Then, "Okay, it happened, but it wasn't torture!" Then, ... http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10978