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Needed Now: RNTO

Jonathan Russo | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

To confront these metastasizing horrors a new treaty organization is needed: RNTO -- the Rational Nations Treaty Organization.

The Effects of Buddy Hiring on an Organization

Gil Laroya | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

In many companies, the act of "buddy hiring" runs rampant, so much so that the organization becomes a surrogate of another company, with friends and family working for each other, covering each other's backs to the point where nothing gets done.

Generational Déjà vu in Syrian Debate

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson personally led an ultimately unsuccessful campaign to convince the US Senate to ratify the Versailles Treaty ending World War I, which included the establishment of a League of Nations.

Retiring the American Empire

John Feffer | Posted 10.04.2013 | World
John Feffer

If the United States were to change its global behavior, it might discover that the calls for early retirement fade. Then, as a more cooperative international player, America could truly enjoy its imperial twilight in the sure knowledge that the deluge is not imminent.

Sequester But a Scalpel for Bloated Military Budget

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The fact that government devotes too much to Social Security is no argument for spending too much on the military. With the threat of runaway deficits, debts, and interest payments, the U.S. cannot afford any budget sacred cows.

Climate Reality: Moms Know Dirty Energy = Dirty Weather

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

How do we keep our children safe from polluted air? Purely and simply, we must be relentlessly consistent and stay on message that the Clean Air Act protected us when we were children, and we need it to continue to protect our children.

Jessica Capshaw: TV Doc Advocating for Clean Air

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Jessica Capshaw has it right: polluters have money and influence, but moms have love. Lots of love. And mother love is the strongest force of all.

5 Scientists (and Dr. Oz) Make Clean Air Sense

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Scientists know that stripping the EPA of its ability to protect our children against environmental pollutants means more asthma attacks, more respiratory illnesses and disease, and more premature deaths.

NATO and the New Cold War

Conn Hallinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conn Hallinan

Military alliances are always sold as things that produce security. In practice they tend to do the opposite -- NATO is an alliance in trouble.