Are Private Schools Better than Public?
Our public school system may be the best in the world. However, poverty, coupled with the fact that the people in charge are ignoring facts and turning instead to the corporate profit-seekers, is debilitating to the system.
What’s Left of the Left?
If progressives can't gain ground during today's hard times, full of disasters at home and abroad, then when? If progressives don't gain when the right lurches between disgrace and farce, gloating with lies that scandalize reality, then when? Bright spots surface, but what notable change, especially on income distribution, speaks to unified progressive activism?
Did DeSmog’s Coverage of Coal Baron Bob Murray v. Fracker Aubrey McClendon Lawsuit Lead...
DeSmogBlog has followed this case closely since Murray filed his initial complaint in August 2013, regularly checking the docket and saving copies of court documents sealed along the way. But is record sealing legal?
Why Was 2014 Hottest Year on Record? The Humans Did It
The most important thing President Obama did for the environment was not to block Keystone XL, but to throw billions in research and development money at solar panel research for a sweltering humankind.
All Forms of Life Are Sacred
Just because animals are cognitively different from us, why is it people's belief that they have lesser moral value? Using them is the ultimate problem—it does not matter how well we treat them.
At End of Warmest Year on Record, 'Alternative Nobel' Winner Bill McKibben Urges Action...
With this year being the warmest in recorded history, we begin the year with climate activist and author Bill McKibben voicing the dangers of not confronting global warming. Consider this a warning.
Cold-War-Style Propaganda Posing as News at the New York Times
The Times has written a lot of verbiage about the controversial Keystone XL pipeline along with being a shameless promoter of war. Have we reached a nadir in journalism here in the U.S.?
Climate Deniers, Like Big Tobacco, Thrive Behind a Smoke Screen of Doubt
Just like the tobacco industry, the fossil-fuel industry is denying the science of climate change and working full speed to derail any progress by marketing its primary product: doubt.
Did Drought and Climate Change Cause Middle Eastern States to Collapse in 2014?
The collapse of the Middle Eastern states is pointing to climate change as one culprit. The already bad climate problems in the Middle East will only get worse over the next 50 years.
PETA Proposes Shareholder Vote to Return SeaWorld Animals to the Ocean
PETA recently submitted a shareholder resolution to retire SeaWorld’s captive animals as attendance, revenue and stock prices continue to plummet. Will PETA win the shareholder vote?