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Which Primary Promises Should We Believe?

Harlan Green | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Harlan Green

Can Bernie's promises be paid for? We would have to reverse a trend of lower taxes begun in the 1970s. That means bringing out new voters -- mostly young--that have been sitting on the sidelines until now.

Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.

10 Valentine's Day Traditions All Around the World

Viator | Posted 02.08.2016 | Travel
Viator

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, stores are flooded with candy hearts, chocolates and stuffed animals. In the U.S., shelves brimming with teddy bears and boxes of chocolate are typical Valentine's Day fare, but not every country turns to greeting cards and heart-shaped candies to declare love

We Need To Fight The Xenophobia Spreading Through Europe

Miguel Urban | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Miguel Urban

The exponential increase of refugees and migrants is tearing at the seams of the European Union, which is neither as united nor as supportive as it has tried to appear.

Denmark Has Figured Out One Way To Foil Corporate Greed

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- Denmark is not the socialist utopia celebrated by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the first Democratic presidential debate in October. Ju...

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

Danes Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands: Helping Refugees

Kajsa Paludan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Kajsa Paludan

Whilst men, women and children continue to drown in our seas as they leave behind their families and possessions in a desperate attempt to reach Europ...

Denmark's Harsh New Immigration Law Will End Badly for Everyone

Rasmus Alenius Boserup | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Rasmus Alenius Boserup

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- During the cartoon crisis of 2006, an association with European xenophobia and Islamophobia had grave consequences for Denmark's international diplomacy and its exposure to international terrorism. Now, its new migrant law threatens to do the same.

American Democracy Down for the Count

Ann Jones | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Ann Jones

Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting true things about America's disastrous wars and so I left Afghanistan for another remote mountainous country far away. It was the polar opposite of Afghanistan: a peaceful, prosperous land.

Reinventing Entomophagy for the 21st Century

Olena Kagui | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Olena Kagui

"Entomophagy is an evolving term in need of review," says Afton Marina Szasz Halloran, Ph.D Fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Halloran calls for a change in the way we speak about edible insects and entomophagy.

These Twitter Accounts Nail The Absurdity Of Denmark And Switzerland's Refugee Policies

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.28.2016 | World

Sure, countless thousands of people may be struggling to build new lives amid the world's largest refugee crisis since World War II -- but the real v...

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...

Perhaps Something Not So Rotten in the State of Denmark

András Simonyi | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
András Simonyi

In many ways, Denmark has been singled out as the devil, when it comes to the treatment of refugees. The recent decisions of the Folketinget (Parliament) have not exactly been helpful.

Denmark Passes Law Allowing Confiscation Of Refugees' Valuables

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.26.2016 | World

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's parliament passed measures on Tuesday aimed at deterring refugees from seeking asylum, including confiscating valuab...

Weather Winter With Denmark's Hygge

Robin Rodig | Posted 01.25.2016 | Travel
Robin Rodig

With the "monster storm" and impossible winter climates upon many of us, it's time to spread the word on how best to weather it all. And I found the a...

What Super Wealthy Times Columnist Tom Friedman's Attack on Sanders Misses

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

New York Times pundit Tom Friedman apparently doesn't understand that the idea that "died in 1989" was Communism. Senator Bernie Sanders, the "socialist" he's referring to, isn't a Communist.

'Green News Report' - January 21, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Surprise! 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded on Planet Earth; MI G...

Why Are Latinos More Likely to Be Happy?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 01.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Latin Americas and Scandinavians are more likely to be chipper than, say, the Chinese or the Iraqis (of course, there are very real non-genetic reasons for their respective unhappiness too). Is it possible, then, that as more Hispanics intermarry and intermingle and inter-you-know-what, they will spread their happiness genes among more and more Americans?

What Norway, Iceland and Denmark Could Learn From The Azores

Riley Arthur | Posted 01.19.2016 | Travel
Riley Arthur

The Azores is a group of nine islands off the coast of Portugal. Their remote Atlantic location serves as an important stop for over 20 species of whales and dolphins to migrate.

Bernie Sanders and the Rebirth of American Democracy

John Bredin | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
John Bredin

Even if Bernie Sanders loses to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, and recent polling data suggests that he might not, he has already won. ...

Martin Luther King Was a Democratic Socialist

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

King was a radical. He challenged America's class system and its racial caste system. He was a strong ally of the nation's labor union movement. He was assassinated in April 1968 in Memphis, where he had gone to support a sanitation workers' strike. In his critique of American society and his strategy for changing it, King pushed the country toward more democracy and social justice.

7 Signs You Just Got Back From A Cruise Vacation

Orbitz.com | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By Jason Heinemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog If the idea of a week-long maritime adventure with several thousand ebullient passengers aboard an acti...

Switzerland Seizes Valuables From Refugees To Pay For Upkeep

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.16.2016 | World

ZURICH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Refugees arriving in Switzerland have to turn over to the state any assets worth more than 1,000 Swiss francs ($994.53) to...

The Rift Across Europe

Cathrine Gyldensted | Posted 01.14.2016 | Media
Cathrine Gyldensted

As far as the eye can see the mountains stretches gracefully strewn with ice and snow. The otherwordly scenery is going on forever. The sky is a lucid blue. From up here, almost 7 miles above ground, the world seems wonderfully calm and forever peaceful. But nothing could be farther from the truth.

Why Does Bernie Love Denmark?

Harlan Green | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Why does Senator Bernie Sanders love Denmark, and has been mentioning it and the other Scandinavian countries as ideal models for a developed country, one he would like the U.S. to emulate?