Politics

August 12, 2014

All Americans Should Have Access To Affordable Energy
Near the end of the Dust Bowl, The New Republic argued for the creation of a national energy policy
9:16 AM

From our archives: Morris L. Cooke's passionate argument to create a National Energy Policy during the 1930s.

The Multi-Billion Dollar Fight Over Who Owns The Sun
Documenting Santa Clara's 1975 plan to keep the sun a public resource
9:16 AM

In 1975, Santa Clara fought to make the sun a public resource. Did they succeed? 

The Frustrating Climate Change Memes That Just Won’t Die
8:00 AM

No matter how often conservatives are proven wrong, these myths return to keep us mired in the absurd debate over whether climate change is real. 

Robin Williams' Death Is a Wakeup Call for Mental Illness
7:39 AM

The mentally ill still lack the health-care coverage and treatment they need.

August 11, 2014

Is This the Obama Doctrine?
The president has set a very high bar for preventing genocide
8:00 PM

Is this the Obama Doctrine? 

Clay Aiken Won't Sing for Your Vote
But this American Idol will do just about anything else to win
8:00 PM

But this American Idol will do just about anything else to win.

Putin's Propaganda Is Starting to Look Like a 'Expendables' Sequel
What on earth are Steven Seagal and Mickey Rourke doing in Russia?
8:00 PM

What on earth are Steven Seagal and Mickey Rourke doing in Russia?

ISIL Could Become the Voice of Sunnis If We Don't Find a Way to Stop It Soon

Without more support, terrified Sunnis will feel they have no other choice. 

Obama Wants to Put Torture Behind Us, But It Still Haunts Guantanamo Every Single Day

The legal proceedings at the detention camp are torturous in their own right.

Reporters Have Finally Found Hamas. What Took So Long?
2:41 PM

A massive, curious gap in reporting from the Gaza Strip. 

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