The grim morality of our realpolitik stance on Syria
“Here are my words for the EPA,” a speaker at a Sierra Club event, Laura MacLeery, shouted into a mic in a packed room Thursday morning. “Be bold, brave, creative, visionary!
I Used to Hang a Confederate Flag on My Wall
October 30, 2013
Thanks to angry Republican protesters, the Confederate flag is back in the news. Someone who used to fly the flag now ponders its meaning.
Count me as very skeptical about the suggestions in recent days that neither the White House nor the congressional intelligence committees knew about NSA collections against leaders in allied countries.
In rural, central Georgia, in a town called Sandersville in WashingtonCounty, a former state legislator with a blighted record has teamed up with a racketeer and a wealthy southern family to build a coal plant, and it may be the only one built in American in the foreseeable future.
Seven Reasons To Stop Being Fatalistic About Immigration Reform
October 24, 2013
The path to actually passing immigration reform is actually pretty simple
Maya Angelou and Judy Blume Are Wrong About Childhood Reading
October 22, 2013
This morning, over 120 children’s book authors and illustrators sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing concern for “our readers,” a.k.a. tots through tweens.
This morning, the Supreme Court announced that it will consider manufacturing industry trade groups and Republican-held state governments' case to repeal some of the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas regulations.
Obama Should Just Give in to the Republicans
October 10, 2013
President Obama should give in. Yes, this mess is all the Republicans’ fault. Yes, it’s outrageous that they can hold the government hostage in order to reargue a law that’s been voted on, signed, enacted, and upheld by the Supreme Court.
Revealed: The Insiders Whose Kids Got White House Internships
September 24, 2013
America has an uneasy relationship with the idea of the unpaid internship. On the one hand, it’s a way for young people to get some experience and learn some things.