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Why Is the Clock Ticking for a Climate Deal in 2015?

"Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin', into the future," says the lyrics of this classic by the Steve Miller Band, and so does much needed action for the global environment, at the proper speed and scale. However, from time toShow More Summary

Our Collective Global Future: Children and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals

As any parent instinctively knows, our children are our future. They will inherit the world we leave for them. How they lead and shape the world depends in large part upon our actions today, upon how we invest in them. This is a truism...Show More Summary

Community Colleges and the Skills Gap

With a four year, residential college costing more than $80,000, parents and students are looking more closely at the return on investment. President Obama recently spoke at Ivy Tech in Indiana, the nation's largest singly accredited...Show More Summary

So What If ISIL Is a 'Muslim' Terror Group? Obama's Still Right Not to Use the Word

Are ISIL and al Qaida and terrorist groups like them "Muslim?" In the simplest terms, of course they are, although it is more accurate to call them Islamist, to differentiate them from mainstream Islam. They are groups made up of Muslims who claim Islam as their inspiration and cite Islamic teachings as justification for their actions. Show More Summary

Selling Drones - Let the Good Times Begin

My drone is yours, compadre! Or so Washington has now decided. The latest promise of good times in the arms trade comes from an administration that has pioneered a robotic assassination regime organized out of the White House (though credit for groundbreaking drone assassination work should go to Israel as well). Show More Summary

What a funding lapse at DHS means to you

The current congressional stalemate over funding the Department of Homeland Security past the end of the week has real-world implications for everyone in this country. DHS' primary responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of all U.S. Show More Summary

Out of Darkness, Light

Sherri was a little girl, born with big brown eyes and bouncing curls. She was the forth child born to her parents, but was the first girl. She was born into a seemingly normal family, with two parents and three older brothers. More often, this girl grows up into a lovely young woman, prepared to carve her place in the world. Show More Summary

The Real American Exceptionalism

From Torture to Drone Assassination, How Washington Gave Itself a Global Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card Cross-posted with "The sovereign is he who decides on the exception,” said conservative thinker Carl Schmitt in 1922, meaning that a nation’s leader can defy the law to serve the greater good. Show More Summary

Let Me Answer Your Questions, Justice Roy Moore

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is at it again. In an AP interview this week he continued his stance against same-sex marriage. To explain his views, he added this: You're taking any definition of a family away. When two...Show More Summary

13 Things You Need to Know About Legal Marijuana on Alaska's Legalization Day

Feb. 24, 2015, is a historic day in the Last Frontier: Alaska becomes the third state in the U.S. in which recreational cannabis use is legalized. Legalization brings along a dizzying number of questions. What will businesses look like?...Show More Summary

Open Letter to Giuliani on Characterizations of Obama

Dear Rudy, I realize that you don't know me, but I hope you won't mind if I refer to you as "Rudy." Anyway, I am writing to you because, frankly, you said some things about President Obama that confused me. I hope you can clarify some...Show More Summary

IL Governor Rauner Gets $750,000 Tax Break, Proposes Slashing Services to Middle Class and Poor

Illinois' new GOP Governor, Bruce Rauner, will personally receive a $750,000 per year tax cut as a result of his decision not to continue the state's temporary 1.25% income tax surcharge that expired last year. His taxes were cut by an amount equal to the annual income of 14 families of four making the median income. Show More Summary

The Awesome Life of an American Congressman

We could go on about the inherent contradiction of "Downton Abbey" as the biggest hit on public television - that a series about a fading, genteel (and Gentile) British aristocracy and its servants dominates the schedule of a broadcasting service mandated to promote diversity and give a voice to the underrepresented. Show More Summary

Texas V United States of America (and President Obama) Explained

I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer since 1977 and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about the current immigration crisis. Schupak: President Obama's executive action of last November, stopping...Show More Summary

We Need a Manhattan Project for Cyber Security

By Marc Goodman Of the 6,494 words President Obama uttered in his January 2015 State of the Union Address, only 108 of them were dedicated to the topic of our growing technological insecurity. Sure, the leader of the free world has a...Show More Summary

The Remedy for Right-Wing Nonsense Is More Right-Wing Nonsense

In the aftermath of the 2012 Presidential Election, many on the far right -- including Ted Cruz, Rush Limbaugh, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Brent Bozell and Jenny Beth Martin, president of the Tea Party Patriots -- said that the Republican...Show More Summary

Big Bills vs. Little Bills

The Senate just voted for a fourth time to open debate on a budget bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, coupled together by the House with poison-pill language to block President Obama's new policies on immigration. For the fourth time, the bill failed to gain the 60 votes necessary to move forward. Show More Summary

Netanyahu 'Rose Garden Strategy'

Many incumbents are tempted to run for reelection on a Rose Garden strategy, but few put it into such muscular effect as the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. He didn't hold a single press conference during the entirety of his previous campaign, in 2013. Show More Summary

Suppose America Retrenches -- A Thought Experiment

Critics accuse President Barack Obama of being a foreign policy minimalist seeking to do the least harm (or no stupid "stuff") rather than by choosing more effective if riskier solutions. In fairness, the president was dealt the most horrible hand on taking office dating back to FDR in 1933. Show More Summary

How Austerity Disproportionately Harms Women

Polls consistently suggest that the No. 1 women's issue is the economy. Female voters are split, particularly by marriage between the Democrats and Republicans. Married women slightly prefer Republicans, while single women overwhelmingly prefer Democrats. Show More Summary

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