U.S.

September, 2017

  • 10 September

    How Renewable Energy Will Excel Despite the Trump Admin

    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 …

  • 8 September

    Are catastrophic disasters striking more often?

    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?

  • 6 September

    How Congress Can Make DACA Even Better

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

  • 5 September

    Immigration Activists React to End of DACA

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

  • 2 September

    Will Uber Get its Acts Together?

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

August, 2017

  • 30 August

    After Harvey, Texans Will Think Differently About Hurricane Risks

    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.

  • 22 August

    James Mattis’ War

    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."

  • 17 August

    Protecting American Democracy from Hackers

    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.

  • 15 August

    Charlottesville Attack: Homegrown Terror on the Right on the Rise

    The United States is seeing an uptick in far-right extremist violence. It's time to pay more attention to this scourge and its causes.

  • 6 August

    How Can US Combat the Opioid Epidemic?

    The opioid crisis isn’t slowing down, but by providing services for individuals who are suffering from addiction and showing just a little bit of human empathy, we can take the first steps toward ending this crisis and creating a climate of recovery for these individuals.