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“Twin Peaks”: A Weird Escape From Our Even Weirder Trump Politics
by Mark Rahner
The world of FBI Agent Dale Cooper has nothing on James Comey’s.
Dams Be Damned: California Rebuilds the Salmon Habitat It Destroyed
by Monica Heger
Innovative restoration projects are working to prevent the state’s salmon from going extinct.
Electric Trains Everywhere: A Solution to Crumbling Roads and Climate Crisis
by Stephen Miller
Transportation accounts for nearly a third of the country’s carbon emissions.
Happy Couples Focus on Each Other’s Strengths
by Kira M. Newman
According to a new study, your ability to appreciate your partner’s strengths is linked to their well-being—and yours.
Why You Want One of These Dutch Weed Burgers
by Olga Mecking
The hamburger is an icon of the meat-eating world, making it the perfect vehicle to introduce seaweed and the wonders of maritime farming.
Mayor’s Unflinching Honesty About Confederate Monuments Gives Me Hope
by David Korten
In explaining why his city got rid of monuments to Confederate generals, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu eloquently summarizes our country’s history of diversity.
Wild Bees Can Help Honey Bees—How Your Yard Can Support Them
by Lori Panico
Although farmers have come to rely on imported honey bees, wild pollinators are hardier.
Want to Get “Back to the Land”? You’re Not Alone
by Nancy Matsumoto
Each generation has had one common desire: to live a more honest, ethical life of self-sufficiency and oneness with nature.
5 Things We Need From Any New Health Care Law
by Ron Pollack
Including protecting people with preexisting conditions, funding Planned Parenthood, and other ways to ensure care.
The Unlikely Uprising of Progressive Politics in Alaska
by Stephen Miller
As the Arctic heats up and the oil economy tanks, progressives find their voice in a conservative state.
For Native Mothers, a Way to Give Birth That Overcomes Trauma
by Sarah van Gelder
A birthing center opening next year in New Mexico will provide a safe place for women to heal through their traditions.
Trump’s Budget Is Full of Contempt—and Numbers That Don’t Add Up
by Mark Trahant
Trillions of imaginary dollars run throughout the budget. Never mind “fake news.” This is fake government.
Why Bernie Sanders Is Pushing for More Worker-Owners
by Jessica Bonanno
In times when Washington is unlikely to agree on much, employee ownership offers a bipartisan approach toward building a stronger and more just economy.
When Crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border Was Not a Crime
by Kelly Lytle Hernandez
For most of American history, immigrants could enter the U.S. without official permission. So what changed?
School District Switches to Local and Organic Meals, Cuts Carbon Footprint—and Saves Money
by Melissa Hellmann
A new report revealed surprising results when Oakland overhauled its lunch menu at 100-plus schools by serving less meat and more fruits and vegetables.