DIY climate action might make you feel good — but it won’t solve the problem

DIY climate action might make you feel good — but it won’t solve the problem

The Conversation The United Nations, through its Framework Convention on Climate Change (the UNFCCC), has launched a carbon offsets initiative called Climate Neutral Now. The website says that to “keep our communities healthy and safe we need a climate neutral world”, which requires “action from all of us”. The UNFCCC argues elsewhere on the site

Obama and Romney: Is there really a difference in hindsight?

Obama and Romney: Is there really a difference in hindsight?

KJ McElrath, Ring of Fire How are liberals and progressives supposed to judge President Obama when we consider his recent corporatist appointments, his adamant position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, his schizophrenic position on the environment, and his recent announcement that US troops will remain in Afghanistan? It makes you wonder whether there really is much

Scholars on the GOP debate: Middle-class struggles to take center stage as Rubio walks tightrope

Scholars on the GOP debate: Middle-class struggles to take center stage as Rubio walks tightrope

The Conversation Republican presidential candidates debated a range of economic issues in their third debate, from what to do about Medicare and Social Security to tax policy and even a brief exchange on daily fantasy sports. The moderators became part of the scrum, and Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats took a few bashes, as

Breaking the link between a conservative worldview and climate skepticism

Breaking the link between a conservative worldview and climate skepticism

The Conversation The tide is finally turning. In last night’s third Republican debates, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and former New York Governor George Pataki both acknowledged the scientific consensus that climate change is real and linked to human activities. These candidates participated in the “undercard” debate of four before the longer debate with the

It’s time to acknowledge Bill Clinton dominated his era just as Reagan did his

It’s time to acknowledge Bill Clinton dominated his era just as Reagan did his

History News Network It’s time to take Bill Clinton, his presidency, and his times seriously. Historians dithered before getting right with Reagan, letting their political and intellectual disdain discourage thoughtful scholarship for over two decades after his inauguration. Then, suddenly, there was a Reagan love-in, with even some liberal historians writing surprisingly admiring books about

Conservative religious rhetoric has become so absurd it’s hard to believe it’s real — but it is

Conservative religious rhetoric has become so absurd it’s hard to believe it’s real — but it is

Lou Dubose, The Washington Spectator When Lester Maddox was governor of Georgia in the late 1960s, he insisted that the problem with the state’s prisons was “the poor quality of its inmates.” Maddox was a Democrat and an ardent defender of the Apartheid South, not exactly an American statesman. Yet his defense of Georgia’s prison

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