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Paper or Foam -- For Your Take-Out Cup, That Is?

Go into Jamba Juice today and you'll find something new. Your drink will be served in a specially designed double-walled paper cup. That's because, back in August 2012, when fifth grader Mia Hansen ordered a smoothie at a Jamba Juice...Show More Summary

Bitcoin Activism: How Michelle Malkin And Suey Park Found Common Cause In Hashtag Movements

Suey Park is the Bitcoin of activism. Her hashtag movements are a digital phenomenon. Her value is determined by how much others buy into her. The lack of institutional backing allows her to disrupt the status quo. And just like digital...Show More Summary

Can Women Decide for Themselves?

Not a bad idea at all, making one's own decisions. Unfortunately, it's not always easy today if those are health care decisions, especially if you're a woman... especially if you're poor... especially if you live in the many, many areas of the U.S. Show More Summary

Fuzzy Thinking and Wooly Mammoths

Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land. Christina Georgina Rossetti, Remember (1862) The news is out! All it will take for South Carolina to join 47 other states in having an official state fossil is agreement on whether it is important to let people know how old the fossil in question is. Show More Summary

Republicans Got 99 Problems, But Voter Fraud Ain't One

Originally posted on Your browser does not support iframes. Voting should not be a partisan issue, and yet Democratic leaders are the only politicians speaking out against the latest batch of voter suppression laws. So we...Show More Summary

Ukraine Diplomatic Deal: Necessary Next Steps

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) urges Congress, the Obama administration and policymakers throughout the European Union to adopt policies toward the Ukraine crisis that deescalate the conflict while providing a constructive path forward. Show More Summary

MD Expands Opportunities for Abused, Undocumented Children

Every year thousands of unaccompanied and undocumented children come to the United States from across the globe. Often, they are fleeing life-threatening violence or escaping child abuse and neglect. In the U.S. they hope to reunite with parents or other relatives, and they dream of attending school and earning a living. Show More Summary

Lannisters in Foggy Bottom

The people of Syria, Ukraine, and Pakistan must ponder the worth of America's word. Foggy Bottom and the White House have fast been developing a track record of overpromising and under-delivering. Their mishandlings have left in their...Show More Summary

Rand Paul Sounds Presidential in The Washington Post

AP photograph Senator Rand Paul wants to set the record straight on an issue that the foreign policy community in Washington considers one of the biggest priorities on its docket: the Iranian nuclear program. He is not... repeat, not... Show More Summary

Johnny Cash Hits the Campaign Trail in South Dakota Senate Race

Well, okay, Johnny hasn't risen from the dead to run for Senate in South Dakota. But the Democratic candidate in the race, Rick Weiland (who, full disclosure, is a friend whose campaign I am doing some consulting on), is sounding a little...Show More Summary

Historic Green Mountain Lookout Now Saved

Written by Brian Turner, San Francisco Field Office Dawn in the Cascades from the summit of Green Mountain Amid the devastation following a landslide near the rural town of Darrington, Washington, President Obama has signed a bill into law to save the threatened Green Mountain fire lookout, an emblem of the region's heritage. On April 3, U.S. Show More Summary

It's Time to Drain the Swamp in Sacramento

If the scandals involving California state senators Leland Yee, Ron Calderon, and Roderick Wright have proven anything it is that the existing system for the Senate to police the ethics of its own members has been an utter failure. The...Show More Summary

In Partnership with Mother Earth

OK, mankind, it's time to grow up, and I see a good way to start: Change the wording of Genesis 1:26. Change one word. Last week, I quoted that Bible verse in a column about the increasing velocity of climate change: "And God said......Show More Summary

What it Will Take to Tackle the Climate Crisis

The latest report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms what is manifest to all but those blinded by ideology and short-term profits, but can it galvanize a response commensurate with the challenge? We may have only fifteen years to find out. Show More Summary

Jan Karski: An Authentic Hero

This year, we mark what would have been Jan Karski's 100th birthday. The more time goes by, the more I miss him. Precisely when his voice is needed more than ever, he is no longer among us. In 1914, Jan Karski (né Kozielewski) was born to a Catholic family in Poland. Show More Summary

Overseas Voters from 5 States to Use Ranked Choice Voting Ballots in 2014 Congressional Election

This post was written with my colleague Dania Korkor. FairVote has helped introduce ranked choice voting (also called instant runoff voting) to elect mayors and city councilors in more than a dozen American cities. Another one of our ideas for a ranked choice ballot has had even wider reach. Show More Summary

Deportations, Hunger Strikes and an Uncertain White House

Naira, Jose and Cynthia: White House Hunger Strikers against deportation on day eight of our vigil Cynthia Diaz, Jose Valdez and Naira Zapata all left Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. They had stood vigil in front of the White House in...Show More Summary

Will Health Coverage Translate Into Getting Health Care?

More than 7.5 million people have signed up for new health coverage through the Affordable Care Act's state and federal health insurance marketplaces at the close of the first enrollment period. The Department of Health and Human Services...Show More Summary

Cue the NRA: 'Bloomberg's Coming for Your Guns'

I can see it now. The NRA annual meeting is about to kick off in Indianapolis and I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that every speaker at the banquet and other public events will be told to say something nasty about Mike Bloomberg's new campaign to "get rid" of guns. Show More Summary

American Inequality: Ticking Time bomb

Inequality has been on everyone's lips from President Obama to Mayor DeBlasio from the Wall Street Journal and NY Times to The Indypendent. Which inequality? There are plenty to choose from including gender, racial, income, and wealth...Show More Summary

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