Articles of Interest
July 07, 2014, 12:00pm

Opponents of fracking rallied outside Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s fund-raiser in Manhattan on Monday, calling on him to ban the drilling method. Individual towns now may impose a ban.

By KATE TAYLOR and … Read more »

July 03, 2014, 1:00am

Barbra:Even within the madness and turmoil of the world… these little creatures contribute to humanity

By Dr. David Suzuki, EcoWatch

Bees may be small, but they play a big role in human health and survival. Some experts say one of … Read more »

July 01, 2014, 6:00am

Too bad politicians can’t learn from these animals…

This is Leo the African Lion, Baloo the Black Bear, and Shere Khan the Bengal Tiger.

The threesome were rescued as babies from the basement of an Atlanta drug dealer’s home when … Read more »

July 01, 2014, 3:00am

Posted by Amy Davidson

“The Court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in a strong dissent from a 5-4 ruling, issued by the Supreme Court on Monday, in favor of Hobby Lobby, a for-profit … Read more »

June 30, 2014, 4:00am

By Paul Krugman.

Ah — so we learn that Ezra Klein’s Vox is under attack — as is the current Democratic agenda — because it’s “tired”, recycling ideas from the 60s and even earlier.

Indeed. You know what else is … Read more »

June 30, 2014, 4:00am

By Dana Liebelson

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The 8 best lines from Ginsburg’s dissent on the Hobby Lobby contraception decision

On Monday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg penned a blistering dissent to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling [1] that the government can’t require … Read more »

June 30, 2014, 4:00am

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich’s Blog

That’s the reason for the tempest in the teapot of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s personal finances?

It can’t be about how much money they have. Wealth has never disqualified someone from high office. Several … Read more »

June 25, 2014, 5:00am


Climate change is not an event in your children’s future. It is bearing down upon you now. And there is nothing you — or anyone else — can do to prevent the hit.

Over the next quarter-century, … Read more »

June 25, 2014, 2:00am

By Agence France-Presse

The world’s oceans need saving from pollution and overfishing, and an independent panel warned on Tuesday that urgent action was needed within five years.

The Global Ocean Commission said cutting down on single-use plastics products, restricting fishing … Read more »

June 23, 2014, 3:00am


On Sunday Henry Paulson, the former Treasury secretary and a lifelong Republican, had an Op-Ed article about climate policy in The New York Times. In the article, he declared that man-made climate change is “the challenge of … Read more »