UN's New Report on Global Warming Most Terrifying Yet
UN's New Report on Global Warming Most Terrifying YetClimate change is already in motion, with potential irreversible consequences such as 23 feet of sea level rise.
The Humanity of Michael Brown
The Humanity of Michael BrownLet's hope that Michael Brown's death is the one that finally pierces the national conscience with the essential truth that racial violence kills people.
The News Summer From Hell and the End of Optimism
The News Summer From Hell and the End of OptimismBy this point in the summer, a sane person could reasonably conclude that the world is going nuts.
Microsoft Admits Sending $92 Billion Abroad to Avoid Taxes
Microsoft Admits Sending $92 Billion Abroad to Avoid TaxesIt's estimated the company would owe over $29 billion in US taxes if it repatriated the earnings it's keeping offshore.
- Julia Gordon and Sarah Edelman | Center for American Progress | August 28, 2014Last week, the bank agreed to a record-setting $16.65 billion settlement for selling toxic mortgage securities during the housing boom. The deal includes $30 million for legal aid, but it's not enough.
- Jasmine Burnett | RH Reality Check | August 27, 2014There are reasons to celebrate, but there's still work to be done in areas such as pay equality, reproductive rights, voting rights and personal safety.
- Peter Dreier | Huffington Post | August 27, 2014The soul-searching that the country is going through in the wake of the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, echoes that of our past.
- John Light | August 26, 2014Climate change is already in motion, with potential irreversible consequences such as 23 feet of sea level rise.
- Aviva Chomsky | TomDispatch | August 26, 2014Call it irony or call it a nightmare, but the “crisis” of Central American children crossing the US-Mexican border is now fading from the news.