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Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Boehner, SOTU 2014
January 31, 2014 | Blog

While the president outlined important steps forward in his State of the Union, bolder solutions are needed. Continue reading

ca dry
January 31, 2014 | Blog

Across the Golden State, communities are running out of water. Continue reading

Chris Mooney global warming denial article screenshot
January 30, 2014

Bill Moyers takes on radical-right Republicans for denying the science behind evolution and climate change, showing a video clip of Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), who says evolution is a lie “straight from the pit of hell” and climate change, a hoax. Continue reading

Snow-Covered Rural Highway (Blend Images via AP Images)
January 30, 2014 | Blog

Rather than thinking with your gut about cold temperatures, try thinking with statistics. Continue reading

(Jose Pelaez/ Ap Images)
January 28, 2014 | Blog

The problem is that it’s grounded in the same old conservative thinking about what ails our health care system. Continue reading

In this Friday, Jan. 18 2013 photo, activists hold signs during a rally at New York's City Hall to call for immediate action on paid sick days legislation in light of the continued spread of the flu. An unusually early and vigorous flu season is drawing attention to the cause that has both scored victories and hit roadblocks in recent years: mandatory paid sick leave. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 28, 2014 | Blog

Paid-leave mandates are both moral necessities and smart economic policies. And they are long overdue. Continue reading

Neil deGrasse TysonTHIRD
January 28, 2014 | Blog

Watch clips from part three of the astrophysicist’s interview with Bill, in which he talks about American students’ poor performance on international science tests. Continue reading

Duke University
January 27, 2014 | Activism

A small group of determined college students took on Duke, leading the university to invest its endowment in more socially responsible funds. Continue reading

Crews clean up a chemical spill along the Elk River in Charleston, W.Va., which compromised the public water supply of eight counties on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)
January 24, 2014 | Blog

The company behind the spill filed for Chapter 11 protection, giving us a better understanding of its murky ownership. Continue reading

In this TV grab taken on 14 December 2013, China's first moon rover Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, carried by the ChangE-3 lander soft-lands on the surface of the moon on its lunar probe mission.  State media say China has safely carried out the worlds first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades. (Imaginechina via AP Images)
January 24, 2014 | Blog

After a call from the White House, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson traveled to China, Russia and Brussels to learn more about their aerospace industries. Here’s what angered him about his findings. Continue reading

Neil deGrasse TysonTHIRD
January 24, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Bill talks with the astrophysicist about why science literacy is critical to the future of our democracy, economy and standing in the world. Continue reading

Noa Bashuk uses a tablet to follow along with her teacher in an eighth grade Spanish class at Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek, Ga. on Thursday, May 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
January 23, 2014 | Blog

This year, three states received PISA scores — as if they were independent countries — which could help policymakers understand what’s working and what’s not in our education system. Continue reading

Buzz on moon
January 23, 2014 | Blog

In an excerpt from his book Space Chronicles, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why slashing NASA funding is akin to cutting the career dreams of America’s youth. Continue reading

Michael Bishop displays one of the flags he flies upside down on his property in Douglass, Texas, because it's "in distress," he says. Photo: Tara Lohan.
January 22, 2014 | Activism

The Southern leg of the controversial pipeline opened for business today, but landowners like Michael Bishop and others in its 485-mile path through Oklahoma and Texas aren’t happy about it. Continue reading

In this July 12, 2013 file photo, abortion rights supporters rally on the floor of the State Capitol rotunda in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa, File)
January 22, 2014 | Blog

Writer Janet Reitman takes a look at the changing tactics of the anti-abortion movement for Rolling Stone. Continue reading

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