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Biodiversity: What's Worth Saving?

New economic analysis shows it's a great deal to reduce coral losses - but likely not to make more protected areas. Biodiversity - the range of species we share our planet with - is important, but can we put a value on it? And can we...Show More Summary

Obama's Approval Rating Remains Unchanged This Year, So Why All the Press Coverage About 'Sinking' Poll Numbers?

The news media reminders arrive almost daily now: President Obama's approval rating is low and going lower. McClatchy Newspapers highlighted the "dropping approval ratings," while the Washington Post declared "President Obama's approval...Show More Summary

It's Up to Us on November 4th: The 2014 Elections and Beyond

While the pundits and pollsters are predicting a Republican takeover of the Senate, it would be wise to take their prognostications with a grain of salt and not let them become a self-fulfilling prophesy. After all, even those so-called "experts" are not infallible. Show More Summary

Caution! White House Israel 'Strategery' Ahead

Between the incredible shrinking anti-Islamic State coalition and a childish, churlish war of words against America's steadfast ally, Israel, the boys and girls on Obama's national security staff are certainly doing their best to help...Show More Summary

The War on Teacher Tenure

Time Magazine's recent cover on teacher tenure has set up a furious debate nationwide about teachers and even a petition from the American Federation of Teachers for an apology from Time. The article itself is reasonable and focuses on the recent California decision in Vergara vs. Show More Summary

Murder for Hire

These, in the days when heaven was falling... Followed their mercenary calling And took their wages and are dead. A. E. Housman, Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries At first blush it seemed like a great idea and the only question it raises is why in the world no one in the administration suggested it. Show More Summary

On My Candidacy

Are you Pro-Choi? I'm still on the frontline: this time for my school. After a long battle to end the oppressive "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the military, I wanted to restart my life. Like most veterans, I felt strange coming home from war: bewildered, often isolated, learning freedom, finding community. Show More Summary

The Only 4 People Really Running on November 4

This post is co-authored with Jesse Gordon, Editor-in-Chief of On The Issues, and Steve Hilton, Founder and CEO of CrowdPAC. There are only four people really running in the November 4 Midterm Elections and your choice will change America. The President is not running. Show More Summary

A Millennial's Perspective on What a Jim Inhofe Chairmanship Could Mean

I owe many things to science. Science has touched every facet of my life and on a broader scale has touched every facet of our existence as human beings. It's the reason we can have clean water to drink, the reason we can enjoy a life...Show More Summary

Millennials Openly Defy the Obamacare Mandate

A few days before the election, the divisive Affordable Care Act (ACA) is back in the headlines once again. According to new data from Enroll America, there was a steep drop in the number of uninsured Americans aged 18-34. The New York...Show More Summary

Alaska's Don Young pushes back on ethics violations issue in congressional race debate

Rep. Don Young criticized Democrat Forrest Dunbar on Thursday for bringing up U.S. House ethics violations in a televised debate for U.S. Congress, arguing that he was found not guilty because he received a letter of reproval, not aShow More Summary

The Real Issue on Election Day

I've been hearing a lot of issues being discussed in this election - the economy, Ebola, immigration, and income inequality, just to name a few. But what this election is really about is one question: Do we want a government that sits...Show More Summary

The Ballot Box Is the Great Equalizer for Workers

American workers are facing significant challenges. Whether it's low pay, a system that favors corporations over citizens, a gender wage gap, the effects of unfair trade or a voting system that hampers the most disadvantaged among us, these problems are real. Show More Summary


Will This Be The China Century? - by Jerry Jasinowski China reported its economy grew "only" 7.3 percent in the third quarter, below the projected 7.5 percent. If China fails to meet its target for the year, it will be the first time since 1998. Show More Summary

The Quarantine of Nurse Kaci Hickox Epitomizes a Scientifically Ignorant and Paranoid Society Frightened of Ebola

There have been two contracted cases and one death from Ebola within the U.S., therefore it's a bit of a stretch to say we're facing an outbreak or epidemic. However, before discussing the injustices experienced by Kaci Hickox, a woman...Show More Summary

Emily Cain vs. Bruce Poliquin Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Maine District 2 Congressional Race 2014

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Emily Cain vs. David Poliquin Congressional race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement...Show More Summary

Women: Turn Out Before Your Rights Are Turned Back

It's been a rough couple of years for reproductive rights - not only with the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision enshrining corporate control of contraception, but in Congress and statehouses around the country. Women's private health decisions and medical privacy are at greater risk now than at any time in recent history. Show More Summary

Let's Talk About Teacher Retention, Not Tenure

To hear some folks talk about tenure, you would think that one of the biggest issues facing education is a glut of teachers, a veritable mountain of wrinkled old classroom geezers blocking the career paths of a million Bright Young Things who are itching to get into the classroom. Show More Summary

Healthcare workers treating Ebola patients should be commended--not treated as untouchables

As a former Physician Assistant who provided medical treatment to AIDS victims in Los Angeles in the 1980s, I have seen firsthand the danger when hysteria overruns science. We should celebrate and not punish healthcare professionalsShow More Summary

Funeral for a Fake Out

I say we bury the b.s. called Domestic Violence Month, and here's why. For the past five years I have been taking a look at where American women find themselves in areas ranging from domestic violence and rape to rates of incarceration and the pay gap. Show More Summary

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