Articles of Interest
October 02, 2014, 3:00am

By Jules Witcover

WASHINGTON — In the wake of President Obama’s surprising comment to reporters that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with the surging terrorist threat of the Islamic State threat in Syria and Iraq, Senate Intelligence … Read more »

October 01, 2014, 4:00am

By Charles Pierce, Esquire

One of the sad and curious consequences of the massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut a couple of years back was the fact that, rather than being chastened by the savagery and encouraged by it to … Read more »

September 28, 2014, 6:00am


IN medical circles, they call it the Hollywood Heart Attack. You’ve seen it: grimace of agony, clutching of chest, sudden collapse, the whole purple-prose panoply.

For my husband, Harold Lear, a doctor who became a patient … Read more »

September 28, 2014, 5:00am

By Ruthelle Frank, Guardian UK

I’ve been registered to vote since 1948. But once Republicans passed the law, I was asked to prove I’m not an ‘illegal alien’

Wisconsin voter ID law ruling threatens chaos on election day

n October … Read more »

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September 24, 2014, 5:00am

Eduardo Porter


On Tuesday, more than 100 world leaders gathered at the United Nations to open a climate summit meeting that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes will provide momentum to a new round of negotiations toward a global … Read more »

September 22, 2014, 3:00am

By Andrew Restuccia, Politico

Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joined a larger-than-expected throng of activists, scientists, students and elected officials who took to New York City’s streets Sunday for a massive march meant to sound … Read more »

September 21, 2014, 1:00am

By Naomi Klein, Guardian UK

The truth about our planet is horrifying, but the true leaders aren’t the ones at the UN – they’re in the streets. This is why the People’s Climate March matters

At exactly 1pm on Sunday, … Read more »

September 20, 2014, 12:00pm

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Moyers & Company

Just as Sunday’s big People’s Climate March and next week’s UN global summit on climate converge here in New York City, the nation and world are experiencing weather of an intensity … Read more »

September 20, 2014, 3:00am

Could Fighting Global Warming Be Cheap and Free?

This just in: Saving the planet would be cheap; it might even be free. But will anyone believe the good news?

I’ve just been reading two new reports on the economics of … Read more »