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Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

Climate Change This Week: The Ultimate Reality Series, Zombie Oil, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...

Reed E. Hundt: Director of the Day

Dean Baker | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

Reed Hundt was chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 1993 to 1997, during which the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was passed into law.

Factory Collapse Victims In 'Desperate Need' Are Seeking Funds From Western Companies

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact

* Campaigners target $40 million for injured, families of dead * Only one-third of that amount raised to date, they say ...

Alas Poor Yorick

Mr. Fish | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Mr. Fish

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Faith Leaders Are Standing With Workers to Confront Economic Injustice

Camille Rivera | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Faith leaders understand that grave economic injustices can no longer be allowed to continue, because they tear apart the fabric of our society.

Will Civilization Collapse, or Evolve?

Richard Steiner | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

What is now at risk is the functional integrity of the only biosphere we know, and the very continuation of civilization. And yet, we seem numb to this unprecedented threat. Will modern civilization evolve to become egalitarian and sustainable, or collapse?

Climate Change This Week: Major Climate Change Report, Moves on Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 3, 2014 How unusua...

Lisa Caputo: Director of the Day

Dean Baker | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

Lisa Caputo is currently an Executive Vice President of The Travelers Companies, one of the biggest insurance companies in the U.S. She previously worked for more than a decade at Citigroup, where she served as a senior advisor to three different CEOs and was the bank's first global corporate Chief Marketing Officer in the years leading up to and following the financial crisis.

Hobby Lobby Loses, But Can the Roberts Court Be Saved?

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

John Roberts has consistently placed the integrity of the Supreme Court over his conservative ideology. Exhibit A is how it is that the chief justice ...

4 Reasons Parents Buy Into The Culture Of Gender Stereotyping

Lori Day | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

Parents are buying this stuff because they're unsure, they're torn, they're tired, they're confused, and they're feeling bombarded... but be clear, they're not buying this stuff because there is an unmet demand for more gender stereotypes for their children.

Corporations Are Not Persons -- Never Were and Never Can Be

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Here's a newsflash for the Roberts Court: Corporations are not persons. Like a legal Frankenstein unleashed, the conferral of personal rights upon the artificial person of a corporation undermines the rights themselves.

Climate Change This Week: Clean Energy Calls, Science Signals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 27 2014 4 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate chang...

The Rapid Transormation of Business Leaders Is Underway

Douglas LaBier | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Similarly, writing in the New York Times, Tom Agan, co-founder and managing partner of Rivia, points out that the younger generations of workers can have a significant positive impact upon workplace culture and leadership.

Waiting for Das Capitalism

Dirk Hughes | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Dirk Hughes

Some people may confuse my criticism of capitalism as reason enough to question my patriotism. These are the same people who still think the United States is a capitalistic country. It's not.

Will the Supreme Court License Anti-Gay Discrimination?

Adam Winkler | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Adam Winkler

The most important question raised by the case, however, may be one the lawyers overlook: Can business owners use religion as an excuse to discriminate against LGBT people? If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby, the answer may well be "yes."

Climate Change This Week: Galloping Glaciers, Climate Criminals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...

Re-Thinking Intelligence

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

We love intelligence, we respect intelligence and we laud it. We also have a bevy of assumptions around this intangible, ineffable but very powerful...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Are Outspent By A Labor Force Millions Of Times Their Size, But...

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Senate Democrats build campaign attacks tying the political agenda of Charles and David Koch to Republican candidates, conservatives...

Climate Change This Week: A Rising Sea, Rising Voices, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 13 2014 How unusua...

Celebrating the Millennial Perspective

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Millennials have learned a lesson that many of us Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers never did, a lesson in priorities that is both surprisingly mature and quite refreshing.

Climate Change This Week: A Deluge of Droughts, Sinking Islands, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...

Climate Change This Week: Earth's Thermal Shield Melting, Fracking NIMBY, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Erskine Bowles, Director of the Day

Dean Baker | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

Along with former Senator Alan Simpson, Erskine Bowles has become known to much of the public as the co-chair of President Obama's deficit commission. The two of them produced a report that is viewed by many in the media and leading Democrats in Congress as providing the basis for a "Grand Bargain" on a long-term deficit reduction package.

A Completely Unrealistic Solution to the Problem of Inequality

Floyd Elliot | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Floyd Elliot

Robert Reich, the perfectly-sized* former Secretary Of Labor, recently wrote about Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, the company that mark...