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University of California

Bending the CurveBending the Curve: Ten scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stability<p>University of California climate experts today (Oct. 27) announced 10 scalable solutions for moving the world towards carbon neutrality, a practical framework that outlines both immediate and …

Climate

Four Republican senators form a green coalition to discuss climate change

Four moderate Republican senators have just joined forces to encourage their party to think critically about climate change, <i>Politico</i> reports. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) created an "informal coalition" to work against what they believe is …

Paul Ryan Takes A Stand Against These Women's Issues

Paul Ryan has been Speaker of the House for less than a week and he's already giving women a sense of where he stands on their issues. Short version: …

Denmark says it isn’t the socialist utopia Bernie Sanders thinks it is

In the first Democratic primary debate, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders spoke of their fondness for Denmark.<p>Sanders, in particular, suggested that the US could adopt a socialist system by emulating Scandinavia. “I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and …

Middle-class

Republican Frontrunners Avoid Climate Change

Three Republican presidential candidates stated their belief in climate change last night during two debates that wandered from economic policies to …

We are the most unequal society in the developed world: As bad as you think income inequality is, it’s so much worse

Now that the Occupy movement is all but over, we must find new ways to educate the public — before it’s too late<p><i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice<i>, by Les Leopold (Chelsea Green, 2015).</i><br>Please take a moment to write down the answers to two …

American capitalism is in great danger

Its vital core — capital and money markets — have been turned into dangerous, unstable casinos.<p>This will continue until the central bank-driven financial bubble bursts. We've seen this happen twice in the last 15 years. Each time, Washington calls on Main Street taxpayers to bail out Wall Street …

4 Strategies to Help Men Get Through Depression

Caregiving is tough. It's one thing to see a loved one in the dirty trenches of illness; it is a whole other to jump headfirst into that trench with them. Caring for a man who is suffering from depression can be even harder, because depression isn't often seen - it's felt.<p>NIH and CDC statistics …

Remember Dan Price of Gravity Payments, who gave his employees a $70,000 minimum wage? Here's what happened next.

<i>This</i> post <i>originally appeared in</i> Inc.<p>Before Dan Price caused a media firestorm by establishing a $70,000 minimum wage at his Seattle company, Gravity …

Bernie vs. the cult of the free market: Why the right-wing case against Sanders is laughably wrong

<b>(AP/Michael Dwyer)</b><p>George Will voiced the conservative argument against the Democratic socialist last week. Here’s what he got wrong<p>Conor Lynch<p>October 20, 2015 6:54pm (UTC)<p>In a recent column by the always pompous George Will, “What Bernie Sanders doesn’t understand about economic equality,” the …

Middle-class

Bill Maher just endorsed Bernie Sanders, explains how he makes GOP “heads explode”

“I want to help your campaign. I want to see you get the nomination. I want to see you be president,” Maher said.<p>Bill Maher apparently had a great time with Bernie Sanders on Friday night's <i>Real Time</i> because he unofficially indicated he was behind the Vermont Senator's bid for President.<p>In the first …

9 questions about Denmark, Bernie Sanders’s favorite socialist utopia

When Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated the future of the Democratic Party earlier this week on CNN, they talked about the usual global hotspots, places like Syria, Iraq, Iran, and China. But they also talked about a country that <i>doesn't</i> come up a lot in big-time American politics: …

With climate change, the question is no longer “if” but “how sudden”

Climate change researchers have taken a new approach to calculating the effects of shifting global weather patterns by using existing data to …

Bill Maher Stuns Bernie Sanders: How Will America Pay For Your Radical Agenda?

The host of HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ grilled the Democratic candidate on exactly how the U.S. will foot the bill for all his socialist …

Middle-class

Democrats rule out entitlement changes in budget talks

Democrats are drawing an early line in the sand for this fall's budget negotiations, saying they will reject any effort to make changes to entitlement programs as part of the talks, according to a source familiar with the discussions.<p>The declaration effectively limits the scope of the budget talks …

Republicans

Wrong, wrong, wrong: The anti-science bullsh*t which explains why the right gets away with lies — and why the mainstream media lets them

It’s bad enough that D.C. science committees are filled with deniers. The press needs to call them what they are<p>On September 15, Pulitzer-prize winning <i>Inside Climate News</i> reported that Exxon had known about the dangers posed by global warming due to fossil fuels since at least 1977, and spent …

AP Definitive Source | An addition to AP Stylebook entry on global warming

The entry on global warming in the AP Stylebook now ends with two additional sentences.<p>Some background on the change: Scientists who consider themselves real skeptics – who debunk mysticism, ESP and other pseudoscience, such as those who are part of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry – complain that …

Dumb Bernie Sanders delusions: Progressives who champion Sanders need to consider this — and no, it’s not the Supreme Court

The one issue that no one — including Democrats — wants to discuss is precisely the topic America must confront<p>Images of dead children awash on the shore haunt social media feeds and appear throughout mainstream media coverage of the global refugee crisis. The corpses of children are the gruesome …

The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives.

Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and …

History

We're Experiencing the Greatest Reshuffling of Income Since the Industrial Revolution

The period from the fall of the Berlin Wall to today represents not only the highest peak of globalization ever, but also the greatest reshuffle of personal incomes in the world since the Industrial Revolution. It is characterized, in brief, by the rebalancing of the relative income positions of …

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds Earth's cousin

Earth 2.0<p>NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface …

Astronomy

This footage offers a rare glimpse into what cops talk about after highly charged encounters

The attention-grabbing arrest of Sandra Bland at the side of a Texas road on July 10 isn't all that is depicted in the dash-cam video released late Tuesday by the state's Department of Public Safety.<p>There's also a quieter conversation, about halfway through the 52-plus minute video (and well after …

Why America is Falling Behind the Rest of the World

America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together …