Waterfowl are flying south weeks later than they did only a decade ago. And oysters are dying from the increased acidity of salt water, an effect caused by the ocean's absorption of carbon dioxide from the air. It's clear: We are already facing a crisis and we need to address it now.
While reminiscing on the war that was, it is critical to think of the on-going war in Afghanistan to which the Iraq war is so closely linked.
Although all of Syria's neighbors have been negatively impacted by the country's crisis, Iraq's sectarian tensions and the religious, historical and cultural bonds between Syrians and Iraqis connect the two states' political fates.
Obama is not a religious leader, and he did not enter Jerusalem as Jesus did. But he should have focused on brokering peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, which would ease hostilities throughout the Middle East.
Uhuru Kenyatta's disputed election to the presidency of Kenya earlier this month raises a host of questions regarding its legality, Kenyatta's indictment at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and whether Kenya will become isolated as a result.
His speech was enthusiastically received by the more than 1,000 students, who want peace for their future. But if the president really wants to motivate the Palestinians to enter into genuine negotiations for peace with the Jewish state, he needs to give more than minimal lip service to Palestinian dreams and aspirations.
The firm that DeSmogBlog revealed has historical ties to Big Tobacco and currently has a client list that includes Koch Industries, ConocoPhillips and BP, Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Group, also has a direct connection to TransCanada itself.
The announcement last week by Defense Secretary Hagel that the U.S. will, over the coming months, deploy additional anti-ballistic missile interceptors in Alaska and on America's west coast is not really what it is being portrayed as.
President Obama is coming to Israel next week. Among other things, I hope that he is coming to restart the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. Most pundits remain pessimistic, but I remain hopeful.
What is The Wizard of Oz, really, if not a tale of four welfare queens looking for a government handout? This is the adult cynicism I was afraid of.
Ron Wyden was the only Democratic senator to stand with Rand Paul during the filibuster. Where were the other liberals?
Saving energy saves consumers money. Less pollution means better public health and cleaner lakes and rivers for all. Why would anyone argue that it's somehow smart to waste energy and money?
Increasing higher education attainment for low-income students should close socio-economic disparities. But, a deeper examination of the nation's higher education system reveals that many low-income students with the greatest needs often receive an education that does not empower them economically, politically, and socially.
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama signaled his interest in launching a renewed collective effort to explore the nature of the human brain. The more we learn about how the brain functions as a whole, the more we will learn about the psychological dimensions of religion.
Seventeen highly qualified women who have been nominated to federal judgeships are waiting for a confirmation vote from the U.S. Senate. Some of these nominees have been waiting for months -- if not years.
In Iraq and Afghanistan the U.S. relied heavily on interpreters, most recruited from the local population. Yet the U.S. government has refused to welcome those who have done so much to help America.