Recently a group of disarmament scholars and policy experts met in New York to honor Peter Weiss, President Emeritus of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, for his lifelong commitment to a subject of permanent gravity that often remains in a political, legal and generational stalemate.
Do we belong on the endangered species list, along with the Asian elephant, blue whale, common chimpanzee, giant panda, Japanese crane, snow leopard, wild water buffalo, Bactrian camel, California condor, mountain gorilla, red wolf, southern bluefin tuna, and many others?
To be relevant, it's no longer acceptable to be an ad-hoc publisher and expect the masses to flock to one's brand or cause. Just the opposite, relevance is largely defined by one's ongoing presence in the broader online conversation.
We should never abandon the democratic process. We need to vote and make every one of our votes at the local, state and federal level a vote for reduced carbon emissions and a sustainable future.
From the Vietnam War to the Iraq War, facile and wildly inaccurate comparisons between foreign adversaries and Adolf Hitler have served the interests of politicians hell-bent on propelling the United States into war. Often, those politicians succeeded. The carnage and the endless suffering have been vast.
To many Americans, the process of proposing, passing and implementing the Affordable Care Act has amounted to a game of political power and survival. This week hardened that perception as one senator and one president ran plays to breath life into Obamacare.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...
As the 2016 election approaches, it is likely that we will also be told that having a clear nominee early in the process, rather than a hard-fought, and potentially nasty, campaign for the nomination will be good for the party. This idea is intuitive and attractive, but it should be noted that it also completely false.
Changing positions is not always the death knell in American politics. The fact that a candidate is ideologically malleable can actually work to a candidate's advantage.
We're on the doorstep of 2014 -- the Year of the Boomer -- when the youngest Boomers turn 50. I think it's a great year to be looking forward to how ...
Whatever your reasons for following or considering a vegan diet, you can probably find inspiration and ideas from coverage of the celebrities' practices.
If I am going to be informed about our dismal future living on a carbon-crammed planet I want you to be miserable right alongside me. We will sink or swim together. Literally. Bottoms up!
Once the president regains his footing, he can once again lead the government and Boehner will have nowhere to hide. Nov. 21 was twenty years in the making -- but it came, and it is a very big deal.
In any war it's critical to carefully brand your opponent, and in the war over climate change and what to do about it, the "climate deniers" have won the branding battle.
Super Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Thru Philippines; 10,000+ Feared Dead report Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Calum MacLeod at USA Today. Wunderground meteor...
Ralph Nader was crucial to George W. Bush's win in 2000 against Al Gore. But Nader turned out to be superfluous to then-President Bush's win against J...