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Dear Senator Kirk: If Climate Is Too Big To Ignore Worldwide, It Is Too Big To Ignore Here Too

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Encouraging other countries to deal with climate change while ignoring carbon emissions here is not really dealing with the problem at all. Dealing with climate starts by dealing with carbon pollution here at home.

Could You Be Eating Microbeads? It Is Time We Ban Them

Marshall Brown | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Marshall Brown

Johanna B., Grade 1, Minnesota, NOAA Marine Debris Program Microbeads, those tiny bits of plastic found in personal care products from skin lotions...

Hope Springs: The Iran Breakthrough

Susan Shaer | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Susan Shaer

The last year and a half of negotiations between Iran and six international powers has created a remarkable and historic shift. Not only have relations between the United States and Iran begun to thaw after 30 years of enmity, but it is increasingly looking like the international community will be able to solve the Iran nuclear crisis together.

Jessica Schulberg

Iran Nuclear Talks Go To The Wire With 50-50 Chance of Success | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iranian and American negotiators give themselves a 50-50 chance of reaching a nuclear agreement before Tuesday's deadline, with several ...

Senate Condemns Baha'i Persecution In Iran

Posted 12.20.2013 | Religion

The U.S. Senate formally condemned the persecution faced by Iran's Baha'i community with the passage of Resolution 75, introduced by Senators Mark Kir...

Senators Mark Kirk and Maria Cantwell Go on the Offense to Protect the Arctic Refuge

Cindy Shogan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The Arctic Refuge and its Coastal Plain -- the Refuge's "biological heart" -- are home to polar bears, grizzly bears, wolves, wolverines, muskoxen and more than 130 species of migratory birds.

From Dress Codes to ENDA, a Personal Journey of Social Progress

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The Employment Non-discrimination Act of 2013 passed the Senate today, 39 years after it was first introduced. I feel very privileged to have lived long enough, from being at Stonewall as a teenager to being in the Senate gallery today, to watch history unfold.

Iran Leak Reveals Senate Push for Regime Change

Kate Gould | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Kate Gould

The legislation would not only signal U.S. regime change policy to the Iranian government -- it would also signal to the Iranian people as a whole that the U.S. is determined to pursue regime change by making ordinary Iranians suffer.

12 Illinois University Presidents Sign on to the DREAM Act

Joshua Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joshua Hoyt

The following is a statement by University Presidents in the State of Illinois showing their support for the DREAM Act.