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Kristine Mattis received her PhD from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an interdisciplinary environmental scholar with a background in Biology and Earth System Science, her research focuses on environmental risk information and science communication. Before returning to graduate school, Kristine worked as a medical researcher, as a reporter for the congressional record in the U.S. House of Representatives, and as a schoolteacher.


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Monday, December 8, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The (White) Right to Anger People of color face myriad burdens that white folks could never imagine - one of which is the need to suppress their normal human emotions in the face of injustice, in order to appease white folks.

Friday, November 7, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Dying Too Soon: Why Children Need the Precautionary Principle Lost amid the heart-wrenching human-interest stories of these young women dying of brain cancer is the big question that needs to be asked: Why are these young women dying of brain cancer and what can be done about it? Could cell phones be implicated?

Sunday, April 20, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Problem of Wealth Income inequality has emerged as a common talking point in the media, but why is there so much wealth in so few hands, and what might be done about it?

Monday, September 10, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Stand up to Cancer or Bow Down to Industry? Instead of wasting all of our efforts on treating cancer, we should be striving for prevention.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pure Transformation or Persistent Deterioration? What Next Wisconsin? America? The World? The Wisconsin election loss speaks to much larger issues and battles. By merely focusing on the Republican vs. Democratic horse race and by placing it in the context of the dominant paradigm, we bow to the same elite structures that perpetuate the mess that is the world.

Sunday, May 6, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Licensed to Ill" The randomness of cancer is highly overstated. We who suffer it are victims of a toxic environment created by an utterly toxic culture. We continually ignore the environmental causes of cancer, much to our own peril.

Monday, October 17, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
From Me Culture to We Culture: There is an Alternative It is high time that we establish an alternative system that focuses on the needs of "we" rather than the wants of "me." The occupy movement may be the beginning of this paradigmatic and systemic change.

Friday, August 26, 2011 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
More Jobs are Not the Solution; the Earth Needs Fewer Talk of saving our economy by creating jobs has been rampant in liberal and progressive circles, but it wholly neglects ecological concerns. Creating more jobs is an environmentally unsustainable solution to our current predicament; providing jobs with a living wage could be the answer.

Thursday, August 11, 2011 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
When You Play the Plutocrats' Game, They Win: On Civility and Half Measures The recall elections in Wisconsin were doomed from the start, as electoral politics is the game of the plutocracy. To win the class war, playing by their rules is not an option.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 (20 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Enough Equivocation: Obama and His Democratic Comrades are Right-Wing Republicans President Obama, much like Clinton before him, may speak the rhetoric of a liberal, but his policies belie his words. He has proven himself from day one to be nothing more than a neoliberal Republican, and it is high time - in light of the recent charade of the debt ceiling "crisis" - that the media and the public admit this fact.