By working with local businesses, Michelle Long helped make Bellingham, Washington a national leader in urban sustainability. As executive director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, she's taking her vision to cities around North America.
"The Energy Learning Curve", a Public Agenda poll, and additional polling data show America's changing attitude to climate action.
The U.S. House of Representatives condemned a UN report accusing Israel of crimes against civilians during the war in Gaza. Though the House accused the report of a bias against Israel, the original version, by the Jewish South African judge Richard Goldstone, found evidence that both Israel and Hamas had committed war crimes.
Thousands of people voted to protect nine basic rights, ranging from the right of the environment to exist and flourish to the rights of residents to have a locally based economy and to determine the future of their neighborhoods.
In Portland, Recovery Act funds are "laying the foundation for long-term economic, environmental, and community health."
The skyrocketing costs and casualties of the war in Afghanistan should make us re-evaluate our national priorities and broaden our definition of security.
Freelance journalist and veteran traveler Michael Fox has sought medical care in more than a dozen countries. One of them stands out as the most difficult place to get treatment: his native United States.
No matter how hard we worked during the 2008 election, our voice, our presence, our money is even more important now.
To mark the anniversary of Medicare's enactment, a group of physicians including Dr. David Scheiner, formerly President Obama's personal physician, spoke out in support of single-payer health care at the National Press Club.