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    Crockpot: Should We Be Worried About the Fiscal Cliff?

    Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about what would happen if we reach the fiscal cliff (or slope or obstacle course) later this year. Unless Congress acts before January 2, the argument goes, large-scale automatic cuts in government spending will likely trigger a new recession, whether or ...

    Crockpot: Immigration Edition

    Last Saturday, Hispanic Heritage Month officially began. For 25 years, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and a host of other museums and groups have celebrated Hispanic and Latino contributions to American history and culture. But this year’s celebrations are especially bittersweet, ...

    Saving A Rainforest: Crockpot 08.24.12

    Our weekly guide to what you may have missed.It’s an unfortunate fact that many Global South countries depend on fossil fuels for economic survival. But Ecuador has found an innovative solution, says Audubon. The Quito government knows full well that its Ishpingo, Tambococha, and Tiputini ...

    Post-Olympic Blues: Crockpot 08.17.12

    Our weekly guide to what you may have missed. “A science fiction fantasy from the sixties with a view to the sea.” We tend to forget about the Olympics once they’re over, but the games often leave behind quite a lot. In a series of vignettes in Granta, writers living in Beijing, Athens, ...

    Seceding Is Hard To Do: Crockpot 08.10.12

    Remember back in 2009 when Texas Gov. Rick Perry almost-but-not-quite said his state should secede from the union? The small media blitz that followed dramatically illustrated that even in the 21st century, the South retains a good deal of its separateness, and its bad rap among Northerners. ...

    Biking Route 66: Crockpot 08.03.12

    Our online guide to what you may have missed this week. The new transpo bill may be disappointing for cyclists, but that doesn’t stop more and more people from getting interested in biking. And increasingly, that means universities and think tanks, says Pacific Standard. Ideas like ...

    Culture of Fear: Crockpot 07.27.12

    Utne's Guide to What You May Have Missed This WeekOn Tuesday, four undocumented immigrants revealed their status in front of Maricopa County Courthouse in Phoenix, and were promptly arrested, says In These Times. Inside the courthouse, county sheriff Joe Arpaio, an infamous supporter of ...

    Sustainability's Dark Side: Crockpot 07.06.12

    Environmentalism has a very different meaning for indigenous farmers in Guatemala. Last year, hundreds of Maya Q’eqchi families were evicted from their farms in Guatemala’s Polochic Valley to make way for corn fields, says Treehugger’s Brian Merchant. But instead of hungry people, that ...

    Mark Twain, Exploding Cows, and the Unabomber – Crockpot 05.22.12

    Mark Twain to censors: “I wrote Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn for adults exclusively.” After hearing that his books had been censored by the Brooklyn Public Library’s Children’s Department in 1905, Twain got his sarcasm on in this one-of-a-kind letter to a librarian there. “The mind that ...

    Why the Climate Change Debate Makes No Sense – Crockpot 05.09.12

    The Crockpot: Utne’s Weekly Guide to What You May Have MissedIt turns out that only about a tenth of Americans believe climate change isn’t real, and more than two thirds think it should be a bigger political issue. The findings, by Yale and George Mason University, fly in the face of ...

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