Open Thread – Brian Must Be a Muckraker Magnet
I had the great good fortune to meet Dr. Riki Ott last week. She is the author of the book Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, and won Cook Inletkeeper’s Muckraker of the Year award in 2008. I’ve wanted to meet her for a long time, and she’s just as great as I had imagined. That doesn’t often happen.
She is also working hard at another interesting project that you can read about at the website Ultimate Civics. The goal is to bring into creation the 28th amendment to the constitution. I won’t spoil the fun by telling you. Click on the link. I think you’ll like it. A lot.
And speaking of outstanding muckrakers, Brian also got a shot with Ray Metcalfe. He founded the Republican Moderate Party in Alaska in 1986 as an alternative to the regular Republican Party that got hijacked by the religious right. They had a tantrum and sued him for using the word “Republican.” Metcalfe won, and they had to pay his attorney’s fees. He is now Chairman for Citizens for Ethical Government. You can read about his past and current activities in the muckraking department by clicking the link.