Tag: obama

Why is Obama cracking down on Medical Marijuana?

What could possibly be behind the Obama Administration’s recent crackdown on California’s medical marijuana industry?

Posted in Human Rights

Why’s Everyone Getting Arrested Outside the White House?

1,253 environmental activists were arrested last month in what some are saying was the biggest civil disobedience action since 1977.

Common Inspires a Classic Fox News-Daily Show Joust

Fox News personalities and John Stewart have opposing takes on the Obamas’ relationship with rapper Common.

Posted in Music and Activism

Education Issue Update: School of Rock

Pell grants, student voter rights and ROTC: Education is an issue area that folks from coast to coast are talking about right now.

Posted in Issue Updates, Education

Obama Stands Up for Mother Nature

President Obama wants to conserve America’s great outdoors by hiring young people to work in parks and wetlands. He says he can do it without adding to the deficit, but Republicans are skeptical.

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Gulf Coast Recovery Issue Update: Jam Cruise reflects while Prez forgets

A new year calls for a fresh start, and that’s just what the Gulf Coast residents are in need of. We have to take it upon ourselves to spark the debate and get people talking about the present state of the Gulf Coast states.

Posted in Issue Updates, Gulf Coast Recovery

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: Eco-Rockers and Green Driving

Welcome to 2011 and this year’s first Sustainability & Climate Change e-newsletter. Here’s the sort of news that’s caught my eye.

Posted in Issue Updates, Sustainability and Climate Change

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: Remember the climate change movement?

Twelve months ago, President Barack Obama vowed to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. and the bar for the world. Now, he says climate change legislation is off the table for at least the next 3 years.

Posted in Issue Updates, Sustainability and Climate Change

Gulf Coast Recovery Issue Update: Like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea…

When the rest of America is getting pumped up for elections, many Gulf Coast residents are still enjoying delicious food and tunes, as there is no end to the festivals down South.

Posted in Uncategorized

Young People Tell Obama What They Think at Outdoor Nation

Two young men twisted and turned, fifty feet in the air above Central Park, skis strapped to their feet despite the shining sun and summer heat.

Posted in HeadCount Community, Sustainability and Climate Change