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Phasing Out Coal: The Philippines At A Crossroad

THE TIDE IS RISING: 20,000 Filipinos gathered for the largest march for climate justice in the country's history before the December 2016 Paris Talks. (c) "Crash in Ph Mining stocks this morning. There go the coal plants too....Show More Summary

Why Politicians Lie

I'm sure you have heard accusations that politicians lie, or don't tell the whole truth. Politicians say that about each other. Back in 1952, Adlai Stevenson said it in a campaign speech: "I offered my opponents a deal: if they stopShow More Summary

BREXIT, What's Next?

On June 24th, we all woke up to the Brexit future. While we knew it was plausible, for many it didn't seem probable and for some it was not discussable. In recent weeks, however, I had the opportunity to informally discuss post-Brexit scenarios with a number of high-level decision-makers and advisors, in the public and private sectors. Show More Summary

Telling U.S. Senators What They Need To Hear About Ending The Drug War

I wasn't sure at first what to make of the invitation to testify from Senator Ron Johnson, the Tea Party Republican from Wisconsin who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Some colleagues thought...Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Evangelical Advisers Revolt

Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign hit a snag on Monday, after several prominent endorsers made statements suggesting his fitness to hold the highest office in our country would be undercut by his own personal behaviors and failings. It...Show More Summary

What Donald Trump Teaches Us About How We Become Americans

What Donald Trump Teaches Us About How We Become Americans Grammar made the news this month, pushed into the spotlight by Donald Trump's renewed campaign to limit the terms of American citizenship. In the wake of the Orlando shooting...Show More Summary

Are Donald Trump & Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Strange Bedfellows on Immigration?

Fusion TV, owned by Univision, was in Cleveland recently, investigating a storyline that the city, playing host to the upcoming Republican National Convention, was seeking to attract thousands of immigrants to help reverse depopulation,...Show More Summary

Setting The Record Straight On Norwegian Air And The US-EU Open Skies Agreement

Expanding global connectivity through aviation only succeeds when the playing field is level and the rules are both universally understood and scrupulously enforced. That was the core principle behind our government's negotiation of an amended air services agreement with the European Union (EU), known as the U.S.-EU Air Transport Agreement (ATA). Show More Summary

Where Are The Bodies? A Modest Proposal To Use Visual Aids For Gun Reform

It is a melancholic object to news consumers that an epidemic of gun violence is sweeping the nation. Each day 297 people in the United States suffer from the ailment described by medical professionals as a "gunshot wound." Around 30...Show More Summary

An Open Letter To Millennials

I've watched with excitement and amazement at the energy, enthusiasm and concern for the future that the millennial generation put into the recent Democratic Party primary. The cheering, the late night rallies and the commitment infused our democracy with a needed jolt. Show More Summary

The 114th Congress: Playing Soft Ball, Hard Ball, Or Odd Ball?

On June 15, women members of the House and Senate played women from the Washington press corps in the 8th annual congressional softball game. On June 23, the Democratic and Republican members of the House and Senate squared off against...Show More Summary

Title IX and College Rape: A Series of Injustice Part 1

Title IX has been brought to the spotlight due to sexual assault survivors stepping up to tell their horror stories of not only rape, but also a secondary rape of sorts. Many of these victims have to face their rapists every day due to the failing of universities and their complete inability to adjudicate these rape cases properly. Show More Summary

Martyred Teachers In Mexico

Perhaps it is not surprising in the present political climate that the deaths of 12 teachers fighting to defend public education in Mexico have gone virtually unnoticed. The presidential hopeful and presumptive Republican Party nominee...Show More Summary

Ex-Trump University Executives Run College That Gets $150 Million From Taxpayers

Two former high-ranking executives of Trump University are now two of the top executives at a Florida-based career college, Ultimate Medical Academy, that has 13,000 students enrolled, has been receiving more than $150 million annually in federal student aid, and is accredited by the imperiled agency ACICS. Show More Summary

Deconstructing The Sanders Movement: And Next Steps

In a remarkably short time, Bernie Sanders and his revolutionary movement have become a stunning influence in American politics. Sanders supporters have won 22 state primaries, gained about 45 percent of convention delegates, contributed...Show More Summary

The Public And Its Right To Know

Fifty years since the Freedom of Information Act was first passed, the country is still debating how much transparency in government is appropriate. While the public has widely supported greater openness for decades, some concerns remain. Show More Summary

Brexit Is What Happens When People Don't Take Voting Seriously

Intolerance, racism, bigotry, anger, and fear are not plans. And yet, fear and her ugly partners have won in the UK. Now there is world-wide financial chaos and confusion and more anger. But there is no plan. Anger is not a plan. Hatred is not a plan. Show More Summary

Ban the $100 Bill to Thwart Terrorists and Despots?

img {float: right;} The $100 bill is highly recognized around the world. And it's not because of Ben Franklin. The $100 bill is a favorite among dirty politicians, criminals and terrorists. Dealers, Evaders, Terrorists and Politicians Large denomination bills help facilitate the transfer and concealment of sizable amounts of money. Show More Summary

Britain Is Out Of The European Union -- But Where?

On a day of torrential rain that closed polling stations and halted commuter trains, 72 percent of Britons eligible to vote decided upon the fate of their nation and, perhaps, that of Europe's. A campaign had ended; one of ugly insinuations...Show More Summary

UN's Moral Ban-Kruptcy

On Monday, U.N Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon landed in Jerusalem for a final visit before the end of his term. During his 10-year stint as Secretary General, he has seen Palestinian "innovation" flourish. From bus suicide bombings, to rocket fire, and their latest "terrorvation" - underground terror tunnels. While in Israel, will Mr. Show More Summary

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