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Richard Schiffman is the author of two spiritual biographies and is a poet based in New York City, as well as a freelance journalist. His passions are his love of nature, studying the world's great mystical traditions and activist writing and journalism such as appears in his posts on OpEd News. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon.com, The Christian Science Monitor, the Huffington Post and leading literary journals worldwide. His radio stories have been heard on "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," and many other public radio shows. His "Spiritual Poetry Portal" can be found at http://multiplex.isdna.org/poetry.htm.

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Corn, America's staple, From ImagesAttr
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 18, 2012
Dow and Monsanto Join Forces to Poison America's Heartland Describes a new program that would double pesticide use in the US.
The swan in front of a nuclear power station, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 14, 2013
America Still Hasn't Learned the Lessons of Fukushima Describes the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.
Poverty/ Wealth, From ImagesAttr
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Do the Wealthy Lie, Cheat and Steal More Than the Rest of Us? Describes a study by the UC Berkeley on the behavior of people in different income groups.
Roast Chicken, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 28, 2012
Guess What Drugs and Illegal Substances Are Showing Up in Chicken? On the antibiotics and drugs used to produce chicken on factory farms.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Truth About Thanksgiving: What They Never Taught You in School Occupy Plymouth Rock: Marxist Pilgrims, Intercultural Love Fests, Turkeys and Other Thanksgiving Myths.
The Future?, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 11, 2012
What the Insurance Industry Already Knows About Climate Change How the insurance industry is preparaing for climate change.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 17, 2012
How BP's historic Deepwater Horizon fine will be paid by the US military Discusses whether the settlement with the US Justice Department was adequate.
businessman meditating, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 22, 2012
How Spiritual Practices Help us to Live With Less Stress Why people who pray and meditate are healthier than those who don't.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 5, 2012
Unsafe to Eat: A New Report Highlights the Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods Describes a study on the dangers of GM foods.
Happy New Years!, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 2, 2012
Will the World End in 2012? This articles reviews the prophecies about 2012.
President Obama with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 10, 2012
Obama's Mandate to Tackle Climate Change Describes the impact of the election and Hurricane Sandy on the possibility of climate-change action in the second Obama administration.
Honeybee and Flower, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 4, 2012
The Fox (Monsanto) Buys the Chicken Coop (Beeologics) Describes the acquisition by Monsanto of "Beeologics," a company dedicated to improving the health of honeybees.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 24, 2011
Occupy the Mainstream Media: Why the Movement's Next Target Should Be the Press How the mainstream media is embedded in the power structure that it reports on.
Police in Chicago., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 25, 2012
When Reporters Were Attacked in Chicago, the Rights of All of Us Were Violated The article discusses the attack on the press covering the recent protests in Chacago.
Same venom, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Linguist Compares Political Hate Talk to Nazi Propaganda Right wing hate talk picks up some tips from Joseph Goebbels. Rather than using their election year soap box to reason and persuade, candidates now routinely play to the fears and the prejudices of the crowd. They employ fighting words designed to tap into people's hidden wells of rage.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 21, 2012
Meditation Creates a Little Breathing Space for San Francisco Students Describes a film on meditation in a San Francisco Middle School.
Oyster Creek nuclear power station was offline on Monday for maintenance, but officials said Sandy's storm surge came within 6in of damaging its cooling system. (Photograph: PR), From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 2, 2012
Are Nuclear Plants Safe in Hurricanes? Incident During Sandy Suggests They May Not Be Describes the dangers to nuclear power plants from natural disastewrs, and the failure of US nuclear regulators.
Gun violence, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 31, 2012
Guns Now Kill More People Than Cars in 10 States Recent statistics on gun violence.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 5, 2012
Obama and Romney differ on energy policy, but less than you might think Describes the energy policy of the two candidates.
Coastal hurricane damage., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 6, 2012
North Carolina Legislature Prepares to Ban Sea From Rising! Describes a bill before the Carolina legislature to suppress information about rising ocean levels.
New Jersey Power Plant, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 31, 2011
The EPA Gets It Right, But Watch Out for the Republicans New tougher clean air standards threatened by the GOP war on the environment.
thierry Ehrmann : No Legend N -7, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 19, 2014
BP Gets a "Get Out of Jail Free Card" From the Obama Administration Describes the lifting of the ban on BP doing business with the government.
Love, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 21, 2014
Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness) An article about the five stages on love's journey, according to Indian philosophy.
Butterfly Boy, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 8, 2012
The Radical Camera, a History in Images of New York's Photo League The review of a photography show of the work of the Photo League.
Rep. Stephen Fincher, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 25, 2013
Congressman Quotes Jesus in Bid to Gut Food Stamps GOP Congressman Stephen Fincher is on a mission from God. He wants to drastically cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps, for 47 million of our poorest citizens. He supports a rider on the farm bill that would effectively eliminate 2 million people from the program
Soplar flare, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 6, 2012
Why Are We Playing Russian Roulette With the Sun? Describes the dangers of solar flares for the electrical grid.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 24, 2012
The Goofiest Things That Rick Santorum Has Said So Far... Rick Santorum puts his foot in his mouth.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Jesus Redefines the Word "Liberal" A look at the politics of Jesus.
Rick Berman A.K.A. Dr Evil, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 29, 2012
Rick Berman's Jihad Against the Humane Society The corporate effort to take down the Humane Society by lobbyist Rick Berman.
Kiani, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Efforts to Curb Destructive Palm Oil Plantations Brings Together Strange Bedfellows New hope for Indonesia's threatened rainforest
Child Meditating!, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 14, 2012
Why Our Children Should Be Taught to Meditate in School Describes the benefits of teaching children to meditate.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 7, 2013
Bad News On The Keystone Pipeline Describes the latest developments on the Keystone pipeline.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 17, 2013
Is Religion Giving Morality a Bad Name? A discussion of religion's sexual obsession.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 11, 2012
Will the Real Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Please Stand Up Describes the inadequate campaigns run by both candidates.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 9, 2011
An Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Why not plant a Christmas tree this year?
No Nukes!, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 16, 2012
Republicans Fight Obama's Planned Nuclear Cuts Explores the plan of the Obama administration to cut the nuclear stockpile.
Billboard in Chicago, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Heartland Institute Self Destructs Describes a billboard campaign of the Heartland Institute,
Coal Miners, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The World's Deadliest Profession: Coal Miners Pay in Blood for China's Economic Miracle The dangers of mining coal in China.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Republicans to the Hungry: "Let Them Eat the Safety Net" A look at the hidden problem of childhood hunger in America.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Sufis Under Attack Describes violence toward and oppression of the Sufis throughout the Middle East.
Billboard in Chicago, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 22, 2012
Who is Bankrolling the Jihad Against Climate Change Science? Describes the funders of the campaign against climate change science.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 22, 2012
Rush Limbaugh's War on Christmas Compares the teaching of Jesus with the words of Rush Limbaugh.
The Republican Candidates, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Since the Candidates Are Acting Like Children, Let's Treat Them That Way How to apply child psychology to the Republican presidential contenders.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Is America the Greatest Land on Earth? For untold millions around the globe, the U.S. is feared, but not admired and respected, still less loved as we once almost universally were. It isn't our words and intentions, but our failure to act on them that disappoints our erstwhile friends around the world.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Do All Religions Teach the Same Truth? Describes Swami Vivekananda's ideas about the Oneness of religion.
Happy Blogger, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Joys of Blogging The happiness of finding your voice in the world.
Peace in Action!, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2012
How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance How the mass media covers war.
World Religions, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 5, 2012
Let's Teach About Religions to Lessen Conflict Why we should teach about religions in school.
World Religions, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 24, 2012
Who Would God Vote For? A Yom Kippur meditation.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The 2012 election's only bipartisan consensus: not to talk about climate change Describes the lack of discussion of climate change during the current presidential race.
House Speaker John Boehner, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 22, 2012
The Most Anti-Environment Congress in History: Here's the Record Describes a report on the environmental record of the 112th Congress.
Woodcut by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, 1860, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 17, 2012
My Pre-Christmas Interview With God Satire for the holidays!
Lisa Jackson, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Environment Loses a Champion in Lisa Jackson Describes the tenure of Lisa Jackson at the EPA.

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