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Climate Deal Flop Reveals Leadership Crisis

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

The failure of world leaders to come to terms with the climate crisis provoked anger and disappointment. My colleague at YES! Magazine, Brooke Jarvis, reported on the early responses to the climate deal.

Daily Pulse: Obama to Outline Vision for Health Care Reform

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

This is Obama's last chance to recapture the momentum that Democrats lost to corporate-backed town hall hooligans and misinformation during the August recess.

Weekly Pulse: Healthcare Reform After Kennedy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

If the Democrats want healthcare reform, they are going to have to go it alone. Let's hope they pass a bill that would make Sen. Kennedy proud.

The Planet Is Saved ... Pass It on

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

World leaders negotiate an historic climate agreement. ... Temperature rise will be kept below 2 degrees, averting runaway global heating and chaotic ...

North Korea Nuclear Test Raises the Stakes on Nuclear Abolition

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

As the world comes to terms with the dangerous possibilities of a nuclear-armed North Korea and Iran, perhaps the obligations of the current nuclear power to work towards abolition will get the attention required for action.

Single-Payer Health Care Advocates Deserve a Place at the Table

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The Obama plan can only be a centrist compromise once it allows single-payer advocates to come to the table.

Six Years into the Iraq War: Can We Still Be a Superpower?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

But if we are clear, now, about the failure of the neoconservative agenda of global dominance, the question remains: How should the U.S. relate to the rest of the world?

Why Van Jones is Going to Washington

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Even though we have a great president, we also need a great popular movement to support that president. We've got a lot of work to do out in these communities on the ground.

After the Crash: How to be Happy Anyway

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah van Gelder

We can emerge from this crisis with the sort of wealth that really matters: strong communities and relationships, healthy ecosystems, and the skills to make a living and enjoy life.

With You at the Inauguration, In Spirit

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

If you're in DC, I'm with you in spirit. If you are making things work in your own community, that's what I'm doing, too.

10 Reasons to Be Hopeful About 2009 and 3 Reasons to be Terrified

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

We humans have the free will to make choices that assure our collective survival, or do otherwise. We have the creativity and intelligence to build on the best possibilities while averting the worst.

For Obama: A Five-Point Foreign Policy Agenda

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

We no longer can afford to be the world's biggest military spender, and although the world looks to us for leadership, it has rejected domination.

What Americans Want: National Health Insurance

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah van Gelder

It doesn't have to be this way. A video of a woman dying in a Brooklyn hospital waiting room after nearly 24 hours waiting for treatment is just one m...

Are Congressional Democrats Leading Us to War with Iran?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Until recently, the power struggle within the Bush administration over whether to attack Iran seemed to be going badly for the hawks. Their disastrous...

Offshore drilling--No! Climate-friendly energy--Yes!

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Proposals by presidential hopeful John McCain and Florida Governor Charlie Crist to drill for oil offshore is the wrong direction for the United State...