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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.

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
serious attention.

Blogs

Wendell Berry’s writing and poetry provides a way forward one year after Superstorm Sandy.

October 22, 2013

This year's winner of the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom Medal is as adept detailing the mechanics of a mine-triggered landslide as he is at critiquing the dangerous combination of ideology and profit motive that caused it to occur.

October 19, 2013

The Brown Divest Coal Campaign is asking Brown University to divest from any holdings it has in America's fifteen largest coal companies and is hopeful for a “yes” vote on divestment this October.

 

October 18, 2013

Farmers, civil liberties and food safety advocates had worried that a funding resolution would extend the rider, which crippled oversight over GMOs. 

October 17, 2013

Divestment is a moral and political strategy to expose the reckless business model of the fossil fuel industry that puts our world at risk.

October 15, 2013

In the case of students with the passion to fight climate change, it’s time to face the truth and overcome it: we are the enemy.

October 8, 2013

A response to Harvard President Drew Faust by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, now studying at Harvard Divinity School, on fossil-fuel divestment.

October 4, 2013

Following the release of the IPCC’s landmark global warming report, progressives should challenge the cruelty behind climate deniers” politics, not the weakness of their science. 

September 27, 2013

The rules won’t affect current greenhouse gas emissions, but they set a framework for regulating carbon under the Clean Air Act.

September 20, 2013

Harvard tells students and alumni that it will only consider divestment in "extraordinarily rare circumstances." Well, let's see...

September 16, 2013