Articles of Interest
February 27, 2015, 4:00am

Veto Message to the Senate: S. 1, Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act


I am returning herewith without my approval S. 1, the “Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.” Through this bill, the United … Read more »

February 23, 2015, 3:00am

By Dominic Basulto, The Washington Post

Climate change could be behind more than just rising ocean levels, melting polar ice caps, and extreme weather events – it could also be creating the ecological basis for infectious diseases to spread to … Read more »

February 20, 2015, 6:00am

Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, is said to be a rising contender for the Republican presidential nomination. So, on Wednesday, he did what, these days, any ambitious Republican must, and pledged allegiance to charlatans and cranks.

For those unfamiliar … Read more »

February 18, 2015, 6:00am

Money Makes Crazy

By Paul Krugman

Monetary policy probably won’t be a major issue in the 2016 campaign, but it should be. It is, after all, extremely important, and the Republican base and many leading politicians have strong … Read more »

February 18, 2015, 5:00am

Why are the oceans in trouble?
They can no longer absorb the damage inflicted by the 7 billion people on Earth. Over many decades, the human race has overfished key species to near extinction, and polluted them with carbon … Read more »

February 10, 2015, 2:00am

The immigration defeat reveals a larger problem in Congress.

Republicans in Congress are off to a less than flying start after a month in power, dividing their own conference more than Democrats. Take the response to President Obama ’s immigration … Read more »

February 05, 2015, 2:00am

WASHINGTON — An Environmental Protection Agency review of the Keystone XL pipeline emphasized that the recent drop in global oil prices might mean that construction of the pipeline could spur increased development of the Canadian oil sands — and thus … Read more »

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January 30, 2015, 1:00am

WASHINGTON — An overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources … Read more »

January 28, 2015, 5:00am

I’m not someone who believes that poverty can ever truly be ended — I’m one of those “the poor will always be with you” types — but I do believe that the ranks of the poor can and must be … Read more »