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Koko Warner

Climate change and migration: The world must be prepared

Koko Warner | December 1, 2015 | Politics
An elderly Palestinian woman stands in front of her home, destroyed by a powerful winter flood, in Mughraqa, a village in the middle of the Gaza Strip. 20 January 2010. Photo by UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan During the climate negotiations in Paris and against...
Chris Weigant

Christian Terrorism

Chris Weigant | November 30, 2015 | Politics
When the perpetrator of terrorism is mainly motivated by his or her own religious views -- say, about abortion -- then it is by definition Christian terrorism. All the killings of abortion clinic doctors and other employees are nothing short of Christian terrorism.
Dean Baker

The Federal Reserve Board's Eight Percentage Point Hike in the Social Security Tax

Dean Baker | November 30, 2015 | Business
It's interesting to watch the presidential candidates fighting over a 0.2 percentage point tax increase. It would be much more interesting to see them debate a Federal Reserve Board policy that can have an impact on after-tax pay that is 40 times larger.
Phil Fragasso

The GOP is Why I Write Fiction

Phil Fragasso | November 30, 2015 | Media
Fiction is often dismissed as a cheap form of escapism, but the GOP's almost universal disdain for factual information has created an environment where writers of fiction can entertain and educate at the same time.
Richard Brodsky

Ted Cruz: Crazy Like a Fox and Waiting to Inherit

Richard Brodsky | November 30, 2015 | Politics
Ted Cruz is an outsider in insider's clothing, and voters uneasy with the weirdness of Trumson are starting to move in his direction. And there may not be enough other Republicans to beat a candidate who captures the bulk of the raging outsider vote.
Shelia Jackson Lee

'America's Refugee Program Serves Vital National Security Interests and Reflects America's Best Values and Character'

Shelia Jackson Lee | November 30, 2015 | Politics
Just as we should not exclude all French and Belgium nationals from entering the United States, the world's mightiest nation must not be afraid to show compassion and provide sanctuary to some of the world's most vulnerable persons, including Syrian mothers, children, and seniors.
Kevin Rudd

How Faith Calls on Us to Fight Climate Change

Kevin Rudd | November 30, 2015 | World
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Unless there is at least one institution, such as the church, dedicated to posing the ethical dilemmas present in the public policy debate, there is a grave danger that these debates automatically become subsumed by the pragmatic considerations of politics.
Matthew Melmed

Got Kids? Ten Questions for the Presidential Candidates

Matthew Melmed | November 30, 2015 | Politics
Much of this responsibility rests on the shoulders of their families. And many families today are stressed by the challenge of making ends meet while juggling caring for their young children.
J. L. Morin

Brussels Ignores Lockdown, Demonstrates Illegally

J. L. Morin | November 30, 2015 | Politics
Over 5,000 people turned out for the Climate March human chain in Brussels on Sunday, November 29th, despite a militaristic lockdown in the capital of Europe forbidding peaceful demonstrations.
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

Jewish Muslim Hatred -- a Political Invention

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | November 30, 2015 | Politics
Ultimately, history is instructing us that peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Jews has been the norm, it is violent conflict that has been the aberration in this relationship between the two great faiths.
Pavan V. Parikh

A Stranger Called Me a "Terrorist" and I Didn't React

Pavan V. Parikh | November 30, 2015 | Politics
I'm glad I didn't engage, even though I am saddened that I had to make that choice. Escalating the situation with this ignorant fool would not have made things better for anyone, and in some way would have perversely justified his attitude.
Kent Messer

Measuring and Mitigating HIV Stigma: An Overlooked Imperative to Ending AIDS

Kent Messer | November 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
Breakthroughs in scientific medical research have prompted AIDS activists and politicians to envision "an AIDS-free generation." UNAIDS has begun a countdown to zero: "no new HIV infections, no discrimination, and no new AIDS deaths."
Mari Hayman

Minoru Yasui's Struggle, Revisited

Mari Hayman | November 30, 2015 | Impact
The wartime incarceration looms large in my family's memory, but along with all the painful stories from that time, my great uncle's act of principled defiance remains one of the most important stories we tell ourselves about who we are and who we strive to be.
Andy Schmookler

No Longer a Party of "Law and Order," or "Limited Government"

Andy Schmookler | November 30, 2015 | Politics
Do you remember when the Republican Party was the "law and order" Party? Yet now we have the spectacle of the two leading contenders for the Republican nomination for President supporting the commission of crimes.
Charles B. Strozier

The Curious Politics of Global Warming and Nuclear Power

Charles B. Strozier | November 30, 2015 | Green
Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have failed to clarify their own ideas about the future of nuclear power within our energy mix, and the time is ripe for a meaningful public conversation.
Peter Navarro

From Real Clear Defense: More Subs, More Subs, More Subs?

Peter Navarro | November 30, 2015 | Politics
So what's our next president to do to meet the challenge of China's growing "carrier killer" arsenal of missiles, mines, cruise missile-equipped catamarans, and ultra-quiet diesel-electric submarines?
Michael D'Antonio

With Every Twitch, Gesture and Sneer, Donald Trump is a Sincere Six Year-Old

Michael D'Antonio | November 30, 2015 | Politics
Eventually people tell us who they are. Some politicians and performers obscure it with dramatic techniques, so we have to listen more closely. Not so with Donald Trump. With every movement and sound that he makes, Trump tells us the truth and reveals himself.
Peter D. Rosenstein

Speak Out if You Agree With Hillary Clinton "We Are Better Than That"

Peter D. Rosenstein | November 30, 2015 | Politics
"Americans will hopefully also speak out if they agree with me the words 'we are better than that' apply to the hateful words and policies Republican candidates for president and other current Republican office holders are spewing.
James Stafford

ISIS, Turkey and Oil -- The Bigger Picture: Interview With Pelicourt

James Stafford | November 30, 2015 | Business
As the terrorist attack in Paris sparks worldwide fear of similar reprisals and a bloody shootout and hostage situation in a five-star Mali hotel exacerbates those concerns, global energy security reels under the pressure of unfathomable geopolitics.
Jay Mandle

The Importance of Movement Disagreements

Jay Mandle | November 30, 2015 | Politics
If the campaign finance reform movement -- a movement that seeks to deepen democracy in the country -- is to be successful, it needs to be tolerant of contrasting strategies among its supporters.
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