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How Important Are Flying Wings In These Coming Years Of City Planning And Grand Universal Design

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 09.23.2016 | Technology
Lionel Rolfe

Back before the Golden State (5) Freeway was finished in the early 1950s, I had a mentor who owned a lab on Riverside Drive in the Los Feliz area of L...

Choosing Between Leukemia And A Brain Tumor: Clinton v. Trump In 2016

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

A similarly unpleasant choice now looms before the American electorate--between Donald Trump, the xenophobic, nationalist demagogue, on one side, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the unrepentant militarist, Wall Street shill, and unindicted emailer, on the other.

The Drone Invasion

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

If Jeff Bezos, the billionaire CEO of Amazon, has his way, thousands of drones could soon be hurtling through the airspace above our heads, delivering millions of packages to Amazon's customers. Instead of having to wait the eternity of a day to receive their orders, consumers could get them in 30 minutes, or less.

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

The Future of Europe

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Think about it. One hundred years back Europe started The Great War. No need to repeat what everyone can read today on Wikipedia.

A Democracy, Not a Technocracy

Eli Lehrer | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Science has a major and important place in public policy, but suggesting that scientists alone should make decisions is a rejection of democracy.

2011: The Year of Resistance to Conservatism's "War of the Words"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

For the first time in many years, the right-wing warriors of language ran into heavy resistance. That's an important development that should be celebrated -- and repeated.

The Super Committee, Austerity, Stimulus, and Compromise: the Collapse of American Politics

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

How deeply do you want to plumb the depths of the collapse of the super committee?

A Second Chance: Churchill’s Appeal To Be Heard

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver

Former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill will got a new chance to fight for his old job at CU Boulder on Tuesday when the Colorado Supre...

How Democrats Lost Their Base -- And Why Identity Is Key to Winning It Back

Spencer Critchley | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Most Democrats have trouble stating clearly what they stand for.That's a very big problem, because it turns out that in politics, identity trumps both interests and ideas.

Loren Singer Dead: "Parallax View" Author Dies At 86

The New York Times | William Grimes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Loren Singer, whose 1970 conspiracy thriller, "The Parallax View," later made into a movie starring Warren Beatty, was one of the first novels to offe...

Obama's Big Government SWAT Team

BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Administration's huge ramp-up in spending has given rise to a national debate over the size and role of government. It has provoked fears th...

Pluralists vs. Technocrats

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

For health reform to work, you have to restructure the current system so that there is a significant check on the industry's power. President Obama understands this. Too many of those working for him don't.