Sunday, April 5, 2020

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.

As 2015 Begins, Remember 2014′s Wins

The core message from last year’s elections wasn't that voters embraced the GOP’s right-wing values, it's that they didn’t want to elect namby-pamby Democrats. But there is now a chance to say “yes” to an array of progressive ballot initiatives.

Former Governor Sentenced to 2 Years for Bribery Scheme

Former Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were indicted on federal corruption charges. Instead of condemning McDonnell for abusing his power, many politicians have reached out in support.

'David Duke Without the Baggage:' Will Top GOPer Steve Scalise Resign Over Speech to...

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has confirmed he spoke at EURO, a convention founded by perhaps the country’s most notorious white supremacist. Now Republicans will have to decide what that says about their conference.

A Self-Perpetuating Machine for American Insecurity

Washington has invented a system so deeply entrenched in our world that changing it will surely prove a stunningly difficult task. Welcome to the new world of American insecurity.

America’s Anti-Government Hypocrites

Reasonable people on the right and left will eventually join forces, recognize these self-serving hypocrites for what they are, vote them out and spearhead needed reforms. But the question is when?

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a Pending Disaster

The TPP is a Trojan horse in a global race to the bottom, giving big corporations and Wall Street banks a way to eliminate laws that get in the way of their profits. The TPP is the wrong remedy to the wrong problem.

College Bowl Games Become Corporate Money Games

College football bowl games are just another piece of our culture that's been purchased for the enrichment of corporate interests. Where did team spirit go?

As Obama Hosts Peña Nieto, Explosive Report Ties Mexican Federal Police to Students' Disappearance

An explosive new report directly contradicts the Mexican government's relationship to the disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero. The case has ignited protests across Mexico and around the world.

Why Jeffrey Sterling Deserves Support as a CIA Whistleblower

Revelations from brave whistleblowers are essential for the informed consent of the governed. But the relentless prosecution of Sterling renders a key implicit message to other potential whistleblowers.