George W. Bush may not know it, but one influential part of his government is finally taking global climate change seriously.
"The environment is probably the single issue on which Republicans in general--and President Bush in particular--are most vulnerable." So asserted Frank Luntz, a leading Republican pollster, last
A while back, in a column calling for more arts funding, I observed that a lot more people are interested in classical music, ballet, theater and museums than are interested in space exploration,
When Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and the agribusiness insiders-turned-"regulators" who run George W.
Until there is a legitimate government in Iraq, it's unclear whether any new oil deals will stand.
While farmworkers are sickened by pesticides, industry writes the rules.
One of the greatest paradoxes of the modern era is the relationship between science and rationalism.
The stalling of the Republican-backed energy bill by a Democrat-led Senate filibuster was only a temporary reprieve.
The 52nd Congressional District of California, where I grew up,
encompasses the eastern suburbs of San Diego as well as a vast
hinterland of granite-bouldered mountains and almost impenetrable
Democrats can win the farm and small-town vote--if they pay