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Prisoner's Dilemma at COP15 in Copenhagen; Meanwhile in Mei Lin's Kitchen

David Nordfors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Nordfors

Multilateral negotiations broke down in Copenhagen: future climate change talks should take a note from Silicon Valley, where tools to innovate and bypass obstacles were developed by small groups of people in kitchens and garages.

The Poetic Narrative Of Our Times

David Whyte | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Whyte

It is the task of poetry to bring our eyes to bear on the heart breaking nature of our disappearances, which are unavoidable no matter our economic standing or our education.

Thomas Friedman: "It Is Time For A Radically New Approach" Toward Israeli-Palestinian Peace

nytimes.com | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has become a bad play. It is obvious that all the parties are just acting out the same old scenes, with the same...

Organizing to Stop Far Right Violence

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Other people, besides former evangelicals like me, are finally starting to realize that there is a serious problem facing America. What are we going to do about the haters?

Friedman Makes Another China Prediction Despite Past Failures With Same

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barrett Brown

There is, in fact, a direct correlation between how much one knows about Friedman's various failed predictions and how deeply one sighs when the fellow makes yet another one of the damned things.

Earth to Thomas Friedman: Winning the "Earth Race" Requires Federal Investment

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

The race to develop competitive clean-tech industries is critical to motivating enough development of clean technologies -- far more than any "legally-binding" global emissions treaty, as we've seen with the failure of the Kyoto Protocol.

What's Up With the Rainforest: Stopping Rainforest Destruction Can Cut World Emissions By 17%

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

Working with The Rainforest Alliance, we helped create The Rainforest NewsLadder. Every couple of weeks I will check in to see what's buzzing, and provide you with the latest news and media.

How Sweet The Sound: An Interview With Joan Baez

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For most of the fifty years since she debuted at the Newport Folk Festival, Joan Baez has dedicated her life and music to fighting for equality and social justice, and for bringing about positive change in the world.

Thomas Friedman On Copenhagen: Columnist Weighs In On Climate Change Conference (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to Thomas Friedman, last week's climate change conference in Copenhagen was an "unprecedented breakdown," not an "unprecedented breakthrough...

Tom Friedman: Why I Can't Support The Afghan Surge

nytimes.com | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Let me start with the bottom line and then tell you how I got there: I can't agree with President Obama's decision to escalate in Afghanistan. I'd pre...

Is This Tom Friedman's "Walter Cronkite Moment" on Afghanistan?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

No one contends that Tom Friedman has the influence that Walter Cronkite did, but could Friedman's anti-Afghanistan editorial mark a similar war-time shift in thinking?

WATCH: Bill Maher Auditions Sarah Palin's Writers (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It takes a special person to work with a special former governor. Bill Maher shows us who would have been the perfect writer to pair with Palin, and t...

William Safire: Wars Made Out of Words

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bromwich

William Safire's career took him from public relations to propaganda to column-writing in a single seamless progression.

Michael Steele Calls Thomas Friedman A "Nut Job" For His Concerns Over Psychotic Rhetoric

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RNC Chairman Michael Steele appeared on CNN's American Morning Wednesday and was confronted with Thomas Friedman's recent New York Times column, in wh...

Has Iran Already Nuked Us!?

John Knefel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Knefel

It sure sounds like the media is congealing around a new meme like the unthinking wad of lard that they are.

The New Sputnik

nytimes.com | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Well, folks. Sputnik just went up again: China's going clean-tech. The view of China in the U.S. Congress -- that China is going to try to leapfrog us...

Tom Friedman's Idiocy Atomique

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

"Real men" -- and women -- know we will never get to a green-powered Earth by trying to ride a dead radioactive horse -- even if it's French.

World Evolution

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Thomas Friedman wrote his best selling book The World is Flat in 2006. The New York Times columnist observed the part of globalization fundamentally p...

Obama's Beach Books -- and Yours

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

The thing about beach books -- or even "beach books" -- isn't the total tonnage of the entire pile. It's the glow of the glorious possibilities.

Reading Lion Tracks: New York Times' Friedman on Vacation in the Bush

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

As long as we remain a bioilliterate populace of which only the wealthiest 0.1% can afford to have an expert interpret the hieroglyphics, and only lions and other celebrity species attract our interest, then we will continue to turn the dazzling diversity of life into cannon fodder.

Taboo Alert: The Real -- And Most Disturbing -- News In the Olbermann-O'Reilly Feud

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

The real story in the Olbermann-O'Reilly feud is the heavy-handed intervention by the CEO of General Electric effectively forcing MSNBC's news team off a crucially important set of stories.

Shaken, Not Stirred

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gershon Hepner

When Kobe Bryant scores 70 points, we are in awe. When Tiger Woods wins by 15 strokes, we are in awe. But when a man our own age and size whips the world's best -- who are half his age -- we identify

Live from the Aspen Institute: Tom Friedman Speaks at The Socrates Society's Annual Fundraiser

Lynda Resnick | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media
Lynda Resnick

Tom Friedman, who spoke informally with Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson, is not only one of the world's greatest journalists, he is also a marketing genius.

Cap and Trade Part 2: Walking the International Tightrope

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Any international climate treaty that omits an eventual cap on China's emissions will be a treaty that fails to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference on the climate.

Friedman and Andrews Play the Clueless Defense

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

"I just wasn't paying attention." "It never even occurred to me to mention it." What do these two statements have in common? They were both uttered ...