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A Necessary Intervention: The Need to Bring Back Teddy's Big Stick for the Border Children

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

The debate about our failed immigration policies is back in full force in the American consciousness with the recent news of tens of thousands of "children" trekking to our southern border dominating the headlines.

20 Surprising Reasons Buffalo Rocks

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Once the wealthiest city in the country with the most innovative architecture, whole neighborhoods and waterfronts have been revitalized, and there's a growing cultural and culinary scene that goes far beyond chicken wings.

Safe Havens for Our Wildlife Has No ETA on the Horizon

Peter Getty | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

It's a shame to see how loudly the calls for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline are when the preservation of our remaining Megafauna -- a resource unlikely to be technologically obviated, like oil, any time soon -- remains a backwater in the national discourse.

Republican Mayor Jim Brainard Believes in the Science of Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Brainard was tapped to be on President Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. He won first place honors from the 2008 Mayor's Climate Protection Awards Program. The most exciting news in his bio... he is a Republican!

Elizabeth Warren and America's New Progressive Moment

Michael Cecil | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Michael Cecil

Put simply, Warren represents the strongest counterweight to the influence of moneyed interests over our political process.

Obama Wins Back Lost Advantage in the Philippines As He Dabbles, Fitfully and Perhaps Fatefully, in the Ukraine Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

As Obama accomplished something quite real in the Asia-Pacific his administration and the European Union pursued something unreal, announcing new sanctions against individual Russians for their involvement in Russia's strategy to foment discord in Ukraine and keep that nation, which is only a few hundred miles from Moscow, out of NATO.

Understanding The National Review's Climate Change Coverage

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Note that in this column, Goldberg does not declare climate change a hoax. Of course, if he did so, he would, in essence, label his NR colleague Jim Manzi a liar, and he's not about to do that. So if it isn't a hoax, one has to ask: How does he think the GOP should address this issue?

Saber Rattling, Mostly Foolhardy, From the Potomac to the Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

A bitter extended exchange between two very old friends from Capitol Hill's contingent of Vietnam vets -- Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain -- captured the spirit of anger and disarray that presently characterizes America's geopolitical posture.

Congress Expected to Vote Today on GOP Bill Attacking National Parks, Antiquities Act

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

In order to build the National Park Service for posterity, we all have to make at least a small effort to block attempts to destroy it. Clearly, the GOP is only concerned with scoring points with fringe wackadoodles who can't seem to remember anything that happened prior to January 20, 2009.

Conservatives: The Minimum Wage Is Socialism

Mike Lux | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Listening to conservatives at the CPAC conference last week is a remarkable experience. It might make you laugh, it might make you cry, or most likely both. It will probably give you a headache and raise your blood pressure if you listen too long, so do be careful.

Bill de Blasio Lifts the Left

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Bill de Blasio has lifted the left and is a man to watch in 2014. I have a hunch that the next Democratic nominee for president will be watching him closely, too.

Are There Some Bullies We Like and Is Chris Christie One of Them?

Jill Brooke | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Jill Brooke

If Christie really wants to issue a genuine apology, he could start by admitting, in time-honored 12-step fashion, the obvious: My name is Chris Christie and I am a bully.

Political Entrepreneurs Need a New Teddy Bear

Kahlil Byrd | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Kahlil Byrd

Our not-so-secret wish is that the next president be an aggressive, committed political reformer. Whether emerging from the right or left, this man or woman should seek to pattern the creativity, drive, and entrepreneurial spirit of Teddy Roosevelt.

Ringing Out the Old: Discriminatory Health Insurance Now Outlawed in America

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

As the D.C. media feigns apoplexy over enrollment rates in the Affordable Care Act, the rest of the country will awaken to a world in which people with pre-existing illnesses will be covered and people will not live in constant fear of being an illness away from bankruptcy.

Iran, Israel and the Failure to Speak Softly

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Reese Schonfeld

I am not a member of, nor do I support, the Israeli lobby in Washington, but Iran's flat refusal to recognize Israel or "change its stance" disappoints all of us who hope for some sort of peace in the Middle East and some accommodation between the countries existing there.

Closing the Skills Gap

Rep. Bill Owens | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Rep. Bill Owens

As we take stock of the many things for which we are thankful, we are at a defining moment. Our economy is improving but we still have room to grow. To speed growth, we must close the widening skills gap that exists in communities across the country.

Equality Is Good For Everyone!

Harlan Green | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

It looks like some states are beginning to take the equality issue seriously again. Massachusetts just raised their minimum wage to $10 per hour, Cali...

Men And Women in The Arena

Philip Pumerantz | Posted 12.16.2013 | College
Philip Pumerantz

Success in any worthy endeavor is bumpy along the way. Go ahead. Randomly select a scientific or social wonder that we take for granted today, and chart its course to success. At some point -- probably at several points -- its developers said, in moments of weakness, "I give up," or "It's just not going to happen." Yet they soldiered on, and we are the richer for it.

Football and Ancient Athens

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

By embracing a culture of innovation, demanding a sound mind in a sound body and accepting the challenges and dangers of annual war-like campaigns, the modern NFL comes close to exemplifying the spirit of ancient Athens.

Can the Environment Save the Republican Party?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

To become vibrant once again, the GOP has to stop featuring the craziest voices in its choir and start singing a tune that appeals to more voters. The environment is a good place to start.

Where Did All the Farmers Go?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Michael Rosenblum

Sometimes you get a confluence of things you read that give you a new insight into the way things work.

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part III

Helen Davey | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Helen Davey

In Parts I and II, I described John's developing passion for nature, which I interpreted grew out of his experience of traumatic loss. From the loss of his mother, to his being "put out to service," John undoubtedly felt both bereft and constrained.

The Bodie Hills: An American Treasure

Mark Starr | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Mark Starr

Lands such as the Bodie Hills are truly sacred to many of us who have served, as they offer us a chance to find a spiritual peace. Talk to many veterans who have served on the battlefield and they will tell you about their difficult journey to reintegrate upon their return home.

Austerinomics, the Anti-Growth Orthodoxy

Harlan Green | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Once again, Karl Rove/GW Bush attempted to turn the clock back to the beginning of the 19th century, and we are now living with the consequences--wars and budget deficits without end. It's hard to see what form a new nationalism will take, until and unless a new Teddy Roosevelt comes along.

David Stockman's Crony Capitalism

Harlan Green | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

David Stockman's New York Times 'rant' glorifies the gold standard and denigrates government for standing in the way of putting "free markets and genuine wealth creation back into capitalism." In fact, Stockman would return us to an earlier era of crony capitalism.