Should We Bomb Syria (or Afghanistan or Anywhere)? You’re Asking the Wrong Question
by Colin BeavanApr 24, 2017
- Critics of nonviolence say that option is the prerogative of the privileged. But actually it’s the other way around.
What Other Countries Know: Fairer Representation Makes a Stronger Democracy
by Mark TrahantApr 24, 2017
- France (and many of the world’s governments) has figured out that the only way to secure democracy is to require an electoral majority.
How the Ancient Art of Rhetoric Can Help Defend Science
by Leah CeccarelliApr 21, 2017
- Climate scientists are learning how to choose their words carefully in response to inaccurate but emotive imagery.
After the March for Science, Keep Moving
by Peter KalmusApr 21, 2017
- This weekend’s march is a start. A climate scientist urges us to follow through in our personal lives as well as in our community.
One Solution to Make Women Scientists More Visible
by Jennifer LuxtonApr 20, 2017
- Put them on posters.
Why AARP Is Backing a New Lobbying Group for Millennials
by J. Gabriel WareApr 20, 2017
- AARP has awarded the Association of Young Americans a $35,000 grant—and both organizations say it’s just the beginning of their relationship.
Let’s Help Trump Keep His Promises
by David KortenApr 19, 2017
- Has Trump served us all in breaking things open? Only if we use the moment for serious rethinking of policy.
Robert Reich: Do Not Pretend Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Inconsistent, Arbitrary, or Without Principle
by Robert ReichApr 18, 2017
- The first principle of the Trump Doctrine: People from Muslim countries may enter the U.S. if their country contains a building with Trump’s name on it.
These Kids Used Their Spring Break to Protest Trump
by Amanda AbramsApr 18, 2017
- Last week, hundreds of young people from around the country traveled to Washington, D.C. to stand up for their families and demonstrate against Trump’s immigrant policies.
How Special Elections Could Cost the Republicans
by Mark TrahantApr 17, 2017
- This week, Georgia heads to the polls. Last week, the GOP in Kansas barely earned a win.
5 Old-Fashioned Ways to Predict the Weather
by Lydia CainApr 17, 2017
- Have you noticed how nature gives its own subtle forecast clues?
The Key to Feeding the World? It’s Healthy Soil
by David R. MontgomeryApr 15, 2017
- Conventional farming practices that degrade soil health undermine humanity’s ability to continue feeding everyone over the long run.
The “Mother of All Bombs” Killed ISIS Fighters—But Poor Afghan Farmers Now Deal With the Trauma
by James TrimarcoApr 14, 2017
- One researcher reports that local farmers believed the bomb was nuclear and that they’d been exposed to radiation.
How to Turn Neighborhoods Into Hubs of Resilience
by Taj James, Rosa GonzálezApr 14, 2017
- Three places showing how to make the transition from domination and resource extraction to regeneration and interdependence.
The Innovating, Creative Superpowers of ADHD
by Crystal PontiApr 13, 2017
- It is so common for self-employed people to have ADHD, the disorder could be renamed “the entrepreneur’s trait.”