Banking executive Barney Frank announced today that the Democratic Party will ramp up its efforts to appear inclusive on any issue that doesn't directly impact the financial interests of the affluent Eisenhower Republicans who own it.
The historian Ken Burns used, or perhaps coined, the phrase "Vichy Republicans" in a recent commencement address.
The banksters made millions of deliberately fraudulent, not "reckless" loans and they most assuredly "created the foreclosure crisis." Hillary went on to throw the victims of these frauds under the bus.
What has erupted proves the case of the continued need to build cultural competencies across Yale and indeed across all campuses and communities. We don't have to, don't warrant this. But should we all not embrace that awesome challenge we may forfeit the future that is ours to own and make better.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon ...
The opening of new markets, which will come in part by reaching agreement on a high-standard Bilateral Investment Treaty, and support for China's economic reform efforts were also discussed as means of supporting global economic growth.
U.S.-China Building Energy Efficiency Fund will deploy U.S. technology in the China market that will reduce climate-related emissions while improving energy efficiency, promoting industrial productivity, encouraging cross-border innovation, and creating green jobs at home and in China.
It is not helpful to our foreign policy for two lone California lawmakers to issue an unrealistic statement in the final weeks of a high-stakes debate urging Congress to reject an international agreement.
Timothy Geithner's bank stress test is worthy of the Noble Prize in Economics and is the most important financial innovation in two decades. Having spent decades abating and resolving financial crises around the world, he was able, willing and ready to abate and resolve our own Wall Street Crash of 2008.
This could be the election where climate change moves front and center -- but only if big business, with its influence and deep pockets, demands it. Will business leaders use their clout to nudge the Republican candidate(s) into supporting climate action? Don't bet against it anymore.
PARIS -- Europe's demands -- ostensibly aimed at ensuring that Greece can service its foreign debt -- are petulant, naive and fundamentally self-destructive. In rejecting them, the Greeks are not playing games; they are trying to stay alive. The Greek government is right to have drawn the line. It has a responsibility to its citizens. The real choice, after all, lies not with Greece, but with Europe.
With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It's time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth.
We already have many of the technologies needed to fight super pollutants. Given how harmful these super pollutants are on our environment, it only makes sense to use these existing technologies to reduce our emissions and slow climate change before it is too late.
Lehman down, AIG up, Carmen Segarra out and a seemingly well-connected, three-peat winner, Goldman Sachs, motors on...
The reality is we don't have the luxury of dealing with everything in succession -- as a society, we have to tackle multiple threats simultaneously.
In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with H...