Eco-News Roundup: Friday May 28

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Federal Coverage: Why BP is not a federal failure like Katrina, but still a mess.

Show and Tell: The BP and Obama press conference was more show than substance.

Cost of Health: If Republicans want to avoid universal care, they better address costs.

Bad to Worse: BP’s plan to plug the pipe is just the least bad (possibly) of worse options.

Slippery: BP may be intentionally low-balling damage estimates to escape penalties.

Size Matters: The size of the spill relates to how much BP will have to pay in fines.

On Camera: Efforts to plug the BP pipe leak will be televised after all.

Death Sentence: Broken, poor medical equipment is hastening one prisoner’s death.

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REAL QUICK, REAL URGENT

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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