U.S.

August, 2015

  • 2 August

    Amid Drought, California Experiments With Leasing Water Rights

    The state’s cities need water. Its farmers have it. Could leasing rights to it solve the crisis responsibly?

July, 2015

  • 31 July

    As Biodiversity Declines on Corn Farms, Pest Problems Grow

    Continued use of pesticides will lower diversity of beneficial insects, costing corn farmers more money over time.

  • 26 July

    The Missing Piece in UN Sustainable Development Goals

    As Obama travels to Africa, it's a reminder of how people and communities need to play a bigger role in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 23 July

    Lobbyists Bundle Big Money for Clinton, Bush

    The two candidates leading the money race are pulling in checks rounded up by lobbyists for oil, banking, tech and other major interests.

  • 18 July

    Terrorism: A Simplistic Vent with No Real Answers

    One housewife and a blogger shares her frustration over the incidence of violence in the name of religion.

  • 13 July

    The Calamity of the Disappearing School Libraries

    The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?

  • 4 July

    $248 a Minute

    Raising wages alone won’t turn America into the happiest place on earth, but it’s an important step toward creating an economy that works for us all.

June, 2015

  • 29 June

    California’s Drought is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis

    Regardless, if the water crisis gets worse, Americans across the country can expect the cost of their food to go up, and some of it, perhaps, to not be available at all. Power prices may also rise as hydroelectric plants have difficulty generating with low water flows—and to the extent that very complicated power distribution affects a larger region, consumers far away from the Colorado River basin might feel the pinch.

  • 27 June

    Obamacare Victory Shows Failure of Scalia’s Conservative Revolution

    Justice Scalia once again failed to win over either Justice Kennedy or Chief Justice Roberts, revealing he is losing the war over the Supreme Court's heart.

  • 23 June

    Confederate Flag: Shift in GOP strategy

    Historically, Republican politicians have subtly – and not-so-subtly – exploited racial fears.