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The American Missile In Cuba Is A Pro-Embargo Charade

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 01.14.2017 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The story on the front page of the Wall Street Journal about the American missile that allegedly ended up in Cuba, lost in Air France's baggage, speaks poorly of the Department of Defense. Not everything that comes out wrong from the Pentagon is a product of espionage or ill-will. Negligence does exist.

What Can Senator Rand Paul Teach Bush, Rubio and Trump About Ronald Reagan and Cuba?

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 08.05.2016 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

One resource that Senator Paul can invoke to defend his libertarian approach to Cuba is Ronald Reagan's flexible approach to communist countries in transition. That is what Cuba is today.

Climate Change This Week: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.

The Difference Between April and November Fools

Bennet Kelley | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

April Fools' Day is a day for light-hearted hijinks without real consequences. Embracing foolishness as public policy is a far different notion altogether. The Cuba embargo is one of several fixtures in American politics that requires a suspension of disbelief.

Clean Energy Advances Despite Washington's Worst Efforts

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Protecting our nation from climate change and putting Americans to work in the clean energy sector are not elite, partisan issues. They are the building blocks of the 21st century.

Atrial Fibrillation

Charles Kolb | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Charles Kolb

What explains this remarkable and unprecedented period of extreme volatility? Surely the value of America's businesses and what they produce cannot be subject to that much day-to-day fluctuation.

Why Barack Obama Loves the War on Drugs

Stanton Peele | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

Do you remember the scene when Barack Obama opened the government to suggestions from the audience (the American public) in the first ever Internet To...

Post-Bin Laden, It's Time to End the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism for Good

Robert Creamer | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The use of nuclear weapons in any part of the world would affect every living creature. Their use is simply unthinkable. Yet the United States and Russia maintain thousands on hair trigger alert. And terrorists actively seek their use.

Live from Sundance 2011: Day 4

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Images -- political and otherwise -- often have only the most tenuous relationship with reality. As it happened, that idea was a significant factor in several of the films I saw at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday.

I Can See Clearly Now... Not!?

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

As the old cars are scrapped and the age of our national fleet is modernized, the improvement in the air we breathe continues. Sometimes "legislating technology" can actually work.

Whitman Clashes With Campaign Chair On Global Warming | By George Skelton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Former U.S. secretary of State George P. Shultz believes it's crucial to fight global warming to protect national security. Global warming is created...

Vets vs. Big Oil: Prop 23 in California

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The overwhelming majority of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans not only see our dependence on oil as a security threat, but believe that we need to pass clean energy legislation.

Nuclear Modernization Making a Mockery of Disarmament

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Russ Wellen

It's hard to deny that START and the Nuclear Posture Review give every appearance of functioning as covers for the perpetuation of what's been called the nuclear-industrial complex.

Treasury Secretaries of Administrations Past Petition For Volcker Rule

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The 'Volcker Rule' got fresh support this morning when five former Treasury Secretaries endorsed the key financial regulation in a letter to the Wall ...

How To Create Your Own Pandemic: Infectious Creativity Used By Big Pharma

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Big Pharma is wonderfully creative in marketing this pandemic. But fret not, with a little instruction, you too can learn to create your own pandemic...

Clinton Consulted With Republicans, Neocons On Big Foreign Policy Speech

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has consulted with a surprisingly diverse ideological bunch in the course of creating the major foreign policy spee...