Barring some monumental fuckup on the part of the Clinton campaign, Donald Trump will not be the next president of the United States. Over the past few months, he has repeatedly fed the notion that if he loses, it will be because of voter fraud or other illegal electoral malfeasance, not because of a fair and square loss. Read more...
An international agreement to limit the use of hydrofluocarbons (HFCs) was sealed in what government leaders and activists agreed marked a “monumental step forward,” as Secretary of State John Kerry put it.The deal was announced Saturday...Show More Summary
San Antonio Express-News editorial board take on the TX 130 toll road, writing, “The irony of Texas 130 is impossible to ignore. In a fast-growing region in the heart of a fast-growing state that is desperate for more roads, the developers...Show More Summary
Pressure is mounting to decommission and dismantle four dams on the lower Snake River near the Tri-Cities in Washington State in order to save salmon runs. These include Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite. But it’s not so easy. Show More Summary
In the United States, a nation wedded to the proposition that military might guarantees security, the members of each successive generation face this challenge: Will they demonstrate greater or lesser wisdom than their predecessors in deciding where young Americans should next fight? Leaders of...
Delivering uninterrupted services with immediate access to information is not an easy task. Doing it with legacy systems, a fragmented workforce, and inconsistent security is a monumental job. Unfortunately, this is the state of many hospitals, leading the criminal underground to their back doors. Show More Summary
To explore the United States's newest national monument, you're going to need a boat — or at least, some kind of device that keeps you afloat oceanic waters
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that New York State will be building a monument to 9/11 first responders in New York City. [ more › ]
A century-old law allows Obama to declare public lands as national monuments, but the state's Republican lawmakers don't think he should have that authority.
A proud Florida couple at a 2008 protest against Amendment 2, which rewrote the state Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage.Photo by Danny Hammontree (Creative Commons). This past year was a monumental one for marriage equality in the U.S.: a whopping 19 states granted LGBT citizens the right to marry.
All Christians wanted was a Ten Commandments monument outside the Arkansas State Capitol building. But now that The Satanic Temple has filed an application to put a statue of Baphomet in the same area, an atheist group has followed suit with a request to build a literal "Wall of Separation" featuring quotations from our secular Founding Fathers.
The other day, I posted about a debate that took place on an Arkansas news channel between State Sen. Jason Rapert (who wrote legislation allowing a Ten Commandments monument to go up on Capitol grounds) and Lucien Greaves (The Satanic...Show More Summary
Tomorrow on KARK-TV in Arkansas, the local news will air a debate between State Sen. Jason Rapert (who wrote legislation allowing a Ten Commandments monument to go up on Capitol grounds) and Lucien Greaves (The Satanic Temple spokesperson...Show More Summary
Stated differently, even at the peak of recent financial bubbles in London, NYC, Miami or Houston they did not build such monuments to sheer economic waste and capital destruction. But just consider the case of China’s mammoth steelShow More Summary
Theater meets game show with Astro Pop, the return of the DC State fair, a silent dance party at the Washington Monument, and other things to do this weekend. [ more › ]
Today is August 25, the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. The Service manages 59 national parks and 354 other sites, areas, and monuments. The NPS spends about $3 billion per year, raising about $500 million of it from fees, donations, and other private sources (including an $80 annual pass to all national parks). Show More Summary
The entrance to the Bhaja caves in Maharashtra state, India. (All Photos Courtesy of David Efurd) Two thousand years ago, merchants traversed the monumental Western Ghats to reach India’s busiest ports. This sprawling mountain rangeShow More Summary
Oklahoma voters are one step closer to deciding whether religious displays, like the Ten Commandments monument that stood on the Capitol grounds until last year, should be legal in the state.
The state's Chamber of Commerce said the designation would have far-reaching consequences for public access, water rights and resource management, saying a national monument designation would only hurt, not help, the state. Bundy led...Show More Summary
While a few southern states such as Georgia and North Carolina and cities like New Orleans ditched their Confederate monuments from public display, the Great State of Texas—via small cities such as Orange and Georgetown—is determined to dig in and hold on. Show More Summary