August, 2022

  • 25 August

    As Colorado River Dries, the U.S. Teeters on the Brink of Larger Water Crisis

    The levels in the nation’s largest freshwater reservoir, Lake Mead, behind the Hoover Dam and a fulcrum of the Colorado River basin, have dropped to around 25% of capacity. The Bureau of Reclamation, which governs lakes Mead and Powell and water distribution for the southern end of the river, has issued an ultimatum: The seven states that draw from the Colorado must find ways to cut their consumption — by as much as 40% — or the federal government will do it for them.

June, 2022

  • 26 June

    A Supreme Court Scholar Explains the Impact of Dobbs

    The Supreme Court’s decision to reverse 50 years of constitutional protection for the right to get an abortion is more than 200 pages long. Morgan Marietta, a political scientist at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and editor of the annual SCOTUS series at Palgrave Macmillan, studies the ideas and ideology of the court. We asked him to illuminate the thinking that lies behind the momentous decision.

May, 2022

  • 25 May

    Biden after Uvalde School Shooting: ‘Why are we Willing to Live with this Carnage?’

      President Biden urged lawmakers to act after 18 (19 by the latest reports) students and a  (two by last reports) teacher(s) were shot and killed at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, May 24. “Why are we willing to live with this carnage?” Biden asked in an emotional speech, where he said the pain of losing a child was …

  • 23 May

    Why the Afghan Government Collapsed After the US Withdrawal

    The first sentence of an interim report released yesterday on the collapse of the Afghan military concludes that “the single most important factor in the [Afghan National Defense and Security Forces’] collapse in August 2021 was the U.S. decision to withdraw military forces and contractors from Afghanistan through signing the U.S.-Taliban agreement in February 2020.” Reuters adopted this sentence in its headline covering …

  • 17 May

    Dr. Oz and the Battle Over the Future of Islam in the GOP

    With Trump’s blessing, Turkish-American pop doc faces off against the old anti-Muslim wing in the senate primary today.

  • 7 May

    Fed Hopes Biggest Rate Hike in 22 Years Tames Inflation Without Recession

    The Fed lifted its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point as it fights raging inflation.

February, 2022

  • 13 February

    A Brief History of the NFL

    For Super Bowl LVI, three songs performed by four Black American female vocalists will offer a musical suite of unity in the face of division.

  • 4 February

    ISIS Leader Killed in US Raid – Where Does This Leave the Terrorist Group?

    This isn’t the first time that American forces have targeted the head of terrorist organizations, nor the first time they have been successful.

January, 2022

  • 25 January

    Bonfire of Sovereignty: Russian Tanks in Belarus – A European Perspective

    Regardless of whether Russia launches another major offensive against Ukraine, Belarus’s territory will increasingly become a source of military threats to all its western neighbors – not just Ukraine.

  • 23 January

    Groundwater — Not Ice Sheets — is the Largest Source of Water

    Groundwater is the second-largest store of water on Earth. Governments and industry use groundwater reservoirs to store waste, but it may also have environmental functions that haven’t been revealed.