EVs and the Green Grid to Power Them Are the Best Response to OPEC
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 12:55:03 -0400
One good thing about the OPEC+ production cut and consequent likely rise in gasoline prices£ It will help even more consumers see the beauty of having an electric car.
Why We Can't Have Nice Things—Like Socialism—in the United States
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 10:57:47 -0400
The never-ending impact of a forgotten Blitzkrieg against the American left.
Experts Say Climate Crisis Made Hurricane Ian $10 Billion More Destructive
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 10:10:11 -0400
A preliminary analysis has revealed that climate change likely made Hurricane Ian wetter and more intense than in a non-warming world. This is climate change in action.
Now Is the Moment for Global Solidarity with China's Ethnic Minorities
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 09:49:09 -0400
President Xi Jinping wants to be leader for life, but brave Chinese citizens continue to speak out against the increasingly authoritarian rule. We must stand with them.
How Can We Transcend the "Morality Police"£
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 09:37:08 -0400
Morality is not something that can truly be “enforced” by violence. We must find it in our hearts.
Hello, Fascism. And How Long Will You Be Staying£
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 08:15:24 -0400
Italy just elected a far-right leader. Is this the beginning of a resurgence of fascism, or the beginning of the end£
For Our Kids and Our Future, We Must Fight to Extend the Childhood Tax Credit
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 07:04:47 -0400
Those monthly payments made the American Dream possible for millions of families, including mine.
Deep-Rooted Gender Inequities Make Women More Vulnerable During Climate Disasters
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 06:30:24 -0400
Women continue to pay the price even in disaster situations.
Safe Tap Water Is a Human Right
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 16:25:46 -0400
But from Michigan to Mississippi to Tribal communities in the West, millions of Americans don't have it.
The Draconian Silencing of Those Who Call Out 'Israeli Apartheid'
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 15:57:10 -0400
The growing awareness of Israeli apartheid is leading Israel and its supporters to double down on draconian tactics to silence the truth.
Ron Johnson Stinks
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 13:26:32 -0400
Johnson has spent the last 12 years in Washington as a national embarrassment.
Reviving the Child Tax Credit Is a Winning Campaign Message for Democrats This Coming Midterms
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 13:03:58 -0400
The expanded Child Tax Credit was the most impactful anti-poverty program in a generation. Democrats should campaign on bringing it back.
For Ron DeSantis, 'We're All in This Together'—When It's Convenient for Him
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 11:13:05 -0400
DeSantis is a secessionist of convenience: He scorned federal aid until he needed federal aid.
The Climate Emergency Is Very Much Here. Now We Must Act.
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 10:17:20 -0400
Climate impacts are here today so we need to double down on climate adaptation now.
Britain's Senseless Pursuit of Disaster Capitalism
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 16:53:00 -0400
As other nations return to state-led investment, Truss and Kwarteng act to weaken our democracy, economy and rights.
Manchin's 'Dirty Deal' Isn't Dead Yet—But We Have Shown It Can Be Killed
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 14:49:58 -0400
Environmental and climate justice movements flexed their growing power in Washington, beating back a dirty environmental deregulation bill—for now.
Humanity's Greatest Challenge: Coming Together to Fight the Climate Emergency
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 13:48:06 -0400
Only compassion and cooperation will lead us out of the dead end of fossil fuels and overconsumption.
How This Solar Town Survived Hurricane Ian Shows the Promise of a Green Energy Future
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 11:22:25 -0400
The Babcock Ranch community near Ft Meyers shows building a resilient and low-carbon America will save both money and lives. We need to start now.
The Blob's Dangerous Talk of War World III in Ukraine
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 11:00:37 -0400
These Washington foreign policy elites are recklessly suggesting that Russia is a universal threat that requires absolute victory over evil.
How Democrats Can Crush Dangerous GOP Extremists
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 06:39:30 -0400
At every opportunity, Democrats ought to hang Trump around the neck of all Republicans.
Will Congress Extend Corporate Tax Breaks But Not Tax Provisions That Reduce Child Poverty£
Mon, 03 Oct 2022 15:48:03 -0400
If lawmakers believe it's worthwhile to extend corporate tax breaks, then it would be entirely unreasonable for them to not conclude the same about tax provisions that help low-income children.
Make No Mistake: Donald Trump Is on the Ballot
Mon, 03 Oct 2022 15:34:38 -0400
He's laying the groundwork for a coup in 2024. Now is the time to stop it.
A New Term Begins for This Extremist Right-Wing Supreme Court
Mon, 03 Oct 2022 11:16:25 -0400
The supermajority has made clear that judicial restraint won't stand in the way of the goals of the conservative legal movement.
When You Have No Choice in a Pro-Violence Society
Mon, 03 Oct 2022 11:03:59 -0400
Post-Dobbs abortion access for military dependents remains in question.
The Rise of the Right-Wing University
Mon, 03 Oct 2022 10:44:20 -0400
Despite its liberal reputation, academia is being flooded with right-wing money and ideologies.
Hurricane Ian's Devastation Is a Crime Scene—And Big Oil Is Holding the Bloodied Knife
Mon, 03 Oct 2022 08:14:32 -0400
Stunningly, while climate change threatens to render the earth no longer viable for human life, the role of oil executives in this epic tragedy remains out of the spotlight.
Canadian Youth Launch a Rising Tide of Constitutional Climate Suits. Expect more.
Sun, 02 Oct 2022 11:47:48 -0400
In the case of children and youth who lack the right to vote but will disproportionately bear the harmful consequences of the climate crisis in the future, turning to courts is in fact their only hope.
Britannia Unhinged: UK's Return to Trickle Down Economy is Suicide
Sun, 02 Oct 2022 10:19:40 -0400
The value of the British pound is already collapsing. And the strikes and protests proliferate.
Corporate-Tied Republican Party’s Cruelty to Children
Sun, 02 Oct 2022 09:54:40 -0400
The GOP has blocked pro-family votes and pushed for corporate anti-family policies
New GOP Agenda Proves These People Are Just Plain Nuts
Sat, 01 Oct 2022 07:51:05 -0400
When not attacking the Muppets, the party's leading figures have spent the year laying out plans to tax the poor and eliminate Social Security.
Climate Extremes and a Democracy Under Threat
Sat, 01 Oct 2022 07:45:19 -0400
Hurricanes and drought are now displacing millions, driving climate migration that increases anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe and the U.S.
Climate Idiocy of DeSantis Exposes Him as Threat to Entire Nation
Sat, 01 Oct 2022 07:20:15 -0400
Ron DeSantis is one of the dumber and more sinister politicians now vying for the presidency, so that he can ruin the whole country the way he has ruined Florida.
Fascist Victory in Italy a Setback for the Future
Sat, 01 Oct 2022 07:05:20 -0400
A let-the-rich-be government has opened the doors to the smiling heirs of Italy's neofascist factions.
Italy Has a Far-Right Government, But the Real Danger of Fascism Exists in the US
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 11:54:08 -0400
At the present historical juncture, the danger of European societies becoming fascist is far less than the one facing the United States.
Lies and Dishonor Plague America's War Machine
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 11:30:56 -0400
Despite the lies, the U.S. war machine has suffered no consequences for their mendacity and malfeasance.
Two Key Battles Underway to Save US Democracy From GOP Attack
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 11:05:39 -0400
Two critical issues that go to the heart of the integrity of our elections will play out this fall—one in Congress and one in the Supreme Court.
Dangerous Annexation in Ukraine Makes US-Russian Diplomacy Even More Vital
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 09:38:31 -0400
It is precisely when relations are at their worst that high-level diplomatic engagement is most important.
It's Time to Eradicate Dark Money From Politics
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 07:03:14 -0400
While federal lawmakers fail to pass dark money donor disclosure, voters in Arizona have an opportunity to reveal who's exerting outsize influence in their elections.
Can Democracy Survive Brazil's Upcoming Elections£
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 07:00:40 -0400
What is next for Brazil£ There is no simple answer, but democracy is at risk as the country approaches a national election on October 2, 2022—and we should all be concerned.
Taking DeSantis' Cruelty to Court
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 06:55:28 -0400
To challenge the GOP's latest cruel stunt, advocates hope to make their civil-rights a case class action suit.
Denial of Mental Healthcare: 'Your Therapist Will See You Now or Will They£'
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 13:23:26 -0400
The denial of timely mental health care is immoral and unethical and it's the reason why therapists employed by Kaiser are on strike in Northern California and Hawai'i.
What Brazil's Upcoming Election Tells Us About Violence and Democracy
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 12:44:31 -0400
The danger for democracy is when groups see problem resolution and political expression as best done through the barrel of a gun. Bolsonaro has set the stage for violence and the world must be on guard.
Eight Reasons Why There Hasn't Been a Global Climate Revolt Yet
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 12:37:03 -0400
We are marching and meeting, but our levels of organization and resistance are vastly disproportionate to the anger and concern we feel, and the urgency of the situation.
Nuclear War and Moral Sanity
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 12:34:54 -0400
In a spiritual and moral sense, the world's nuclear powers are the most underdeveloped nations—committed to maintaining power over, rather than power with, the rest of the planet.
What South Sudan Needs and Doesn't Need
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 12:09:41 -0400
South Sudan is the embodiment of so many ills that affect the world—colonialism, militarization, civil war, climate change, famine, and sexual violence.
'End War in Ukraine' Say 66 Nations at UN General Assembly
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 08:48:09 -0400
"It's time to stop this mass destruction," said Congolese Foreign Minister Jean-Claude Gakosso this week. "It's time to stop this war."
The Urgent Need for a Draft Ukraine-Russia Peace Agreement
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 08:37:37 -0400
Today's fraught situation can easily spin out of control, as the world has done on so many past occasions—yet this time with the possibility of nuclear catastrophe.
Defeat of Manchin's Dirty Deal Is a Win for Environmental Justice and Health Equity
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 16:33:37 -0400
While we celebrate this victory for the health of our climate and the well-being of our communities, it is critical that we stay vigilant.
California AB 257 Is Tip of the Iceberg When It Comes to 'Workplace Fissure'
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 13:31:30 -0400
If workplace fissuring continues to grow at the exponential rate we're currently seeing, the result will be that workers' rights, power, and pay will suffer.
Policies That Center Community Voices Are Key to Solving the Local-News Crisis
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 12:49:11 -0400
The future of local news is too important to be left to market forces, and the media conglomerates that got us into the local-news crisis aren't going to get us out of it.
Poll Shows Majority in US Want Harder Diplomatic Push to End Ukraine War
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 11:48:28 -0400
Most voters want to see the war over "as soon as possible," but is the Biden administration doing enough to make that possible£
The Big Lie, Media Complicity, and the Science of Propaganda
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 11:10:13 -0400
These successfulness of Republican lies are undermining our democracy and—as it happens—also threaten all life on Earth.
On Burning Books, Burning Book Publishers, and Me
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:21:42 -0400
What it means when we lose a publishing house.
Why We Need #TamponsForAll
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:08:48 -0400
We should start treating menstrual products like what they are: a public good.
To Confront the Climate Crisis, Universities Must Refuse Fossil Fuel Industry Funding
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:29:30 -0400
Every research dollar, lab hour, and project report that is beholden to or biased by fossil fuel industry influence is a missed opportunity to address the climate crisis.
Brazil's Election Will Be Decisive for Indigenous People, the Environment, and the Climate Crisis
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:14:09 -0400
A reversal of Bolsonaro's destructive policies is essential to to protect people and planet.
Why We Need To Teach Nuclear War
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 12:41:08 -0400
Thoughtful teachers must be willing to educate their students slowly and honestly about the history of our nuclear past.
Giorgia Meloni's Anti-Women Politics and the Future of Italy
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:05:32 -0400
Meloni's policies are what you would expect from the leader of a party that descends from the nation's neofascist past.
The Terrifying Future in Which We Return to a Past Too Warm for Antarctica's Ice Shelves
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 12:53:47 -0400
There is bad news for the planet when we consider what it means to have atmospheric carbon levels of 421 ppm.
We Have Seen This Movie Before: The Fascists Have Arrived
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 10:33:28 -0400
The failure of the neoliberal order—which continues to ignore the needs and aspirations of the people—gives fuel to an ascendant far right that feeds on the despair and humiliation of the working class.
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