September 21, 2017

Trump Speaks at The UN: 5 Takeaways

President Trump delivered a stern warning to North Korea and Iran during his speech to the UN General Assembly on September 19. (Photo via video stream)

The president threatened North Korea and decried the decimation of the American middle class – but didn’t have much praise for the work of the United Nations. Read More »

Mental Health Impact of Major Disasters Like Harvey and Irma

Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing fly over St. Thomas and St. John in an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter on 10 September, 2017. They're searching for people in need of critical assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irma. (Photo by New York National Guard, CC license)

After the storm is over, it's time to rebuild – and natural disasters can affect survivors' health for years to come. Read More »

How Renewable Energy Will Excel Despite the Trump Admin

Moon Rise behind the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm. (Photo by Chuck Coker, CC license)

Donald Trump has famously called climate change a hoax. He’s been a bit more ambiguous about his views since he started his presidential campaign, but still seems to lean more on the side of disbelief. His policies certainly don’t place much importance on combating climate change or using more renewable energy. His rhetoric has focused much more on coal and ... Read More »

Are catastrophic disasters striking more often?

Hurricane Irma 7 September 2017 as seen by MODIS on board Terra satellite. (Photo by Antti Lipponen, CC license)

Saturated media coverage of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma can make it seem like disasters happen all the time. Is the frequency of billion-dollar disasters really rising? Read More »

How Congress Can Make DACA Even Better

All eyes will be on the US Capitol building in Washington DC that houses US Congress for possible immigration reforms. (ViewsWeek photo)

Congress has an opportunity to build on DACA's success. An immigration expert explains how. Read More »

Immigration Activists React to End of DACA

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Many immigration advocacy groups oppose the Trump administration's announcement to terminate the DACA program, calling it "un-American". Read More »

Will Uber Get its Acts Together?

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Despite having fallen on what should be a gold mine, Uber has been navigating from one degrading headline to the next these days. Read More »

After Harvey, Texans Will Think Differently About Hurricane Risks

Hurricane Harvey submerged more than one-third of Houston. (Photo via video stream)

Many people may have stayed put during Hurricane Harvey because no storm that big had struck Texas since 1961. But like New Orleans after Katrina, Texas is likely to be much better prepared next time. Read More »

James Mattis’ War

President Donald J. Trump departs from the Pentagon alongside Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr, CC license)

Donald Trump's speech on "principled realism" in Afghanistan contained few surprises. Now, under the aegis of DOD chief Mattis it is the latest stage in America’s "forever war." Read More »

Protecting American Democracy from Hackers

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If the US wants to maintain a transparent and trusted democratic process, it must urgently address the evolving threat of hackers' interference in the election process. Read More »