Eco-News Roundup: Tuesday February 2

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A Man, A Plan: A Congressman’s plan to save money through Medicare is just talk for now.

Fate of Fuel: Ethanol’s production speed makes it the only biofuel sensitive to oil prices.

Forecast: Cloudy: Even Kevin Drum isn’t sure when/if they’ll ‘pass the damn bill’.

Foregone Conclusion: Dems had a deal on healthcare. Then Brown got elected.

Simply Put: A solution to healthcare can sound simple, but the reality is complex.

Cell Dangers: Why cell phone conversations are more dangerous than in-person talks.

Aiming Low: This year, Obama isn’t putting a dollar value on cap-and-trade.

Great Expectations: Men are now getting affirmative action in higher education.

False Sails: US agrees to Copenhagen carbon caps, but only if Congress agrees. Oy.

Gallows Humor: Climate-related funnies in the State of the Union speech.

Bin Laden Goes Green: Bin Laden expresses concern about US’s climate stance.

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Minority rule, corruption, disinformation, attacks on those who dare tell the truth: There is a direct line from what's happening in Russia and Ukraine to what's happening here at home. And that's what MoJo's Monika Bauerlein writes about in "Their Fight Is Our Fight" to unpack the information war we find ourselves in and share a few examples to show why the power of independent, reader-supported journalism is such a threat to authoritarians.

Corrupt leaders the world over can (and will) try to shut down the truth, but when the truth has millions of people on its side, you can't keep it down for good. And there's no more powerful or urgent argument for your support of Mother Jones' journalism right now than that. We need to raise about $450,000 to hit our online fundraising budget in these next few months, so please read more from Monika and pitch in if you can.

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