Big Loss for Michael Avenatti ...

Oct 22, 2018 by

Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 million to a former colleague who claims the lawyer stiffed him out of millions in profits…

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Trump’s Biggest Attempts to Ro...

Oct 22, 2018 by

Our system is actually set up to prevent what Trump wants to do—which is erase regulation for no good reason.

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Arms and the Very Bad Men

Oct 22, 2018 by

Trump’s rationale for going easy on Saudi Arabia is a shameful lie.

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Barack Obama Just Delivered th...

Oct 22, 2018 by

“The biggest threat to our democracy is indifference.”

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Could termites teach us how to...

Oct 22, 2018 by

After being neck deep in oil for nearly a decade, it made perfect sense that the writer Lisa Margonelli would become obsessed with termites.

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America Descends Into the Poli...

Oct 22, 2018 by

Trump and other practitioners may reap short-term gains, but history suggests they will provoke a fearsome backlash.

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Climate Scientists to World: W...

Oct 21, 2018 by

So we’d better get it together and do something NOW.

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Unintended consequences: Clima...

Oct 21, 2018 by

As the effects of climate change begin to take a tangible toll, should we be thinking more seriously about geoengineering?

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Humanity is ‘cutting down the ...

Oct 21, 2018 by

Humanity’s ongoing annihilation of wildlife is cutting down the tree of life, including the branch we are sitting on…

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Amid complaints of a rigged sy...

Oct 19, 2018 by

An era of surging activism is generating new attempts to make the process of drawing congressional maps more impartial –

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In 2020, Democrats Expect a Fe...

Oct 19, 2018 by

Three prominent female Democrats all but openly began running for president this week…

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Will Claire McCaskill’s War on...

Oct 19, 2018 by

Locked in a tight race, the Missouri senator is still digging up dirt on the painkiller industry.

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Solar to the People

Oct 19, 2018 by

Generators were making Puerto Ricans sick after Hurricane Maria. So Monxo Lopez built a solution.

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How Tom Steyer Built the Bigge...

Oct 19, 2018 by

Having spent $120 million and signed up 6 million people, Tom Steyer has assembled, in a year, an organization with more reach than the NRA.

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Trump administration asks high...

Oct 18, 2018 by

President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday for a second time asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put the brakes on a lawsuit…

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Don’t talk about race, guns or...

Oct 18, 2018 by

“Inflection Point” talks to MN Rep. Erin Maye Quade about why rejecting the “mythological middle” worked

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Why Architects Need to Get Dir...

Oct 18, 2018 by

The new book The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit? offers lessons for today by looking at Biosphere 2, 1970s ecohouses, and other microworlds.

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Searching for Water Across Bor...

Oct 18, 2018 by

Saudi Arabia and China are among the countries that have turned to the United States and elsewhere.

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John Adams’ Fears About Americ...

Oct 18, 2018 by

Wealth “will accumulate,” he warned Thomas Jefferson. “The Snow ball will grow as it rolls.”

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Amid dire climate warnings, bl...

Oct 18, 2018 by

With thousands of scientists calling for transformational climate action, many Americans are looking to local governments to lead the climate action charge.

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We Need an Ecological Civiliza...

Oct 17, 2018 by

In the face of climate breakdown and ecological overshoot, alluring promises of “green growth” are no more than magical thinking.

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The Most Important Election of...

Oct 17, 2018 by

The midterms will determine whether Donald Trump’s two-year assault on democratic norms will be repudiated—or validated. No pressure.

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‘It’s Time to Hand the Mic to ...

Oct 17, 2018 by

When The Atlantic writer Elaina Plott was shot in a drive-by shooting, her views on the right to bear arms began to change.

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Conflict exhaustion or democra...

Oct 17, 2018 by

Democracies aim to turn political passions into protests and activism. Living through such a time, however, draws on civic reservoirs of patience and goodwill.

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The rigging of American politi...

Oct 17, 2018 by

Political systems depend on legitimacy. In America, that legitimacy is failing.

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New Supreme Court ruling could...

Oct 17, 2018 by

A new SCOTUS ruling could open the door to corporate liability, making it easier to fight for things like climate change awareness, gun control, and the opioid crisis.

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Why isn’t the media covering c...

Oct 17, 2018 by

At a time when the president shouting “fake news” is old news and daily scandals are the new normal…

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5 people died from eating lett...

Oct 16, 2018 by

William Whitt suffered violent diarrhea for days.

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Voter Registration Around Aust...

Oct 16, 2018 by

Travis County received a record 35,000 applications on the final day of voter registration

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We’re just beginning to unders...

Oct 16, 2018 by

When psychiatrist Janet Lewis thinks back to the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo in 1989…

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