Ten Global Travesties

A list that shouldn’t exist in the 21st century: Worldwide, women and girls ages 15 to 44 are more likely to be maimed or killed by men than by malaria, cancer, war or traffic accidents combined. One in seven people on earth goes to bed hungry each night while...

The truth no one will tell about the Sandy Hook slaughter

As the father of a 4-year-old girl, I am heartsick and shattered over the Newtown carnage, as I know all Americans are. These unfathomable mass tragedies shake us out of ordinary reality and seem far more disturbing than the daily dose of suffering and injustice that...

Climate change compendium: three years of climate coverage in one post

This post is a chronological compilation of news and opinion on our ever-worsening climate calamity. To set the stage, watch this video: 131 years of global warming in 26 seconds Then read this essential piece explaining why the climate story is beyond anything the...

Climate change: our generation’s great failure

Future generations will look back with anger and disbelief at our recklessness. We’ve turned our planet into a garbage dump, while millions of Americans — led by a radicalized Republican Party — are reacting by denying the undeniable: car fumes, bus...

Ryan Lizza’s thorough look at the climate legislation mess

This is a lengthy and valuable piece for anyone wondering why and how we’re letting down future generations. Key excerpts follow: On April 20, 2010, Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, and Joseph Lieberman, along with three aides, visited Rahm Emanuel,...