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Timothy Egan

Russian Orthodoxy

Martin Marty | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

These "clash of civilization" expressions, say the Orthodox faculty members at Fordham, rely on "flawed assumptions about Orthodox Christian history and doctrine." It is important to get this story and scene right, they argue because it will play out politically wherever "East vs. West" language is convenient in various causes.

Q&A With Timothy Egan: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"The leading early environmentalists were all Republicans -- Teddy Roosevelt, foremost among them. The way to make it bipartisan is to convince people that the consequence of doing nothing hurts all of us."

Have We Crippled Our Children By Adoring Them So Loudly?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

We raise our children to live in a world whose landscape we can not predict. Like Generals who always fight the last war, we look back on our own childhoods, mine lessons of what worked and what scarred us, and then vow to make our kids the beneficiaries of this wisdom. But the world has this pesky habit of transforming itself between here and there.

Broadcasters Are the Big Winners Again This Election Season

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

Why don't we see any stories about the broadcasters feasting at the trough each election year? Simple: They own the stations that would air those stories. And they're not about to assign them, either.

Summer Reading: Manmade Disaster II

Seth Bauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Seth Bauer

Climate change skeptics were on my mind this week as I read, The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan's book on the Dust Bowl. Now Sen. James Inhofe is helping to write the sequel.