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Reality Check — Correcting The Cleantech Record

December 31st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

We love journalism. We need journalism. We need local journalism, high-access national journalism that puts a check on the power elite, and deeply investigative journalism that goes where few would dream to go. If people truly respected one of the great thinkers behind the forming of the United States, they would respect that the work of journalists is valuable — critical — to a democratic society. Thomas Jefferson said


Want To Regain Democracy? Talk *Politics* & *Policy*

November 18th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

If you are watching the attacks on US democracy closely, it's a bit shocking. Basic elements of the US Constitution and a functional democracy are attacked on a daily basis. There are attacks on an independent judicial systems, attacks on independent media (which is essential to provide societal checks on political power — Thomas Jefferson said it was more critical than government itself), attacks on individuals who express different viewpoints, and attacks on free speech and the idea of discussion at all



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