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Green-Roofed Cannon Beach Home in Oregon Generates More Energy Than it Uses

1/13<p>Cannon Beach Net Zero Home-Nathan Good Architects<p>Nathan Good Architects's Cannon Beach Residence has too many green accolades to mention - in …

Carl Sagan's Rules for Critical Thinking and Nonsense-Detection

<b>Carl Sagan</b> devised a toolkit for nonsense-busting and critical thinking, which includes these nine rules:<p>Wherever possible there must be independent …

5 Essential Leadership Lessons From A Beloved Teacher Who's Inspired Thousands

If you’re fortunate in life, every once in a while, you come across an individual who has been so positive, encouraging and uplifting that you just stop in your tracks in awe. You can’t help but feel deeply grateful that you’ve crossed paths, and you’re reminded of what’s wonderfully special in …

Leadership

White America’s racial illiteracy: Why our national conversation is poisoned from the start

The author of “What Does It Mean to Be White?” examines the ways white people implode when they talk about race<p>I am white. I have spent years studying what it means to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet is deeply divided by race. This is what I have learned: Any white person …

Race & Ethnicity

Tim DeChrisopher: The Church Should Lead, Not Follow on Climate Justice

Recently, there has been a growing discussion of climate change as a moral issue, both in academia and in religious communities. This past fall I …

Climate

Jonathan Franzen's Conservation Essay Gets Climate Change Wrong

Jonathan Franzen’s latest <i>New Yorker</i> essay offers a dim view of how humans should prioritize two causes that are, according to him, in conflict: …

Jonathan Franzen

The American people are clueless: Why income inequality is so much worse than we realize

A wealth of new research confirms the rich and the poor have no idea how good and how bad the other have it<p>In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, "Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets." The …

Income Inequality
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In December 2013, President Obama gave a speech on economic mobility, in which he called income inequality and lack of upward mobility “the defining …

The economy is a Democrat: Why recent history shows the value of a progressive president

When Dems control the White House, the middle class wins. And under Republicans? Not so much…<p>At the core of the debate between liberals and conservatives is a dispute over whose policies are better for economic growth, and particularly for the middle class. A new study by Bryan Dettrey and Harvey …

Income Inequality

Where the rich get richer, the poor often don’t

Our latest report on income inequality in cities finds that the gap between the rich and poor across the 50 largest cities continued to grow, albeit …

Demographics

Jesus would hate you all — and you didn’t build that: The truth about the ultra-rich and their New York Times apologists

Conservatives are fighting a war on poverty, which really means a war on poor people — and a defense of the rich<p>There they go again. Conservatives are back again with their “war on poverty,” which is to say, their war on poor people and any liberals, or sympathizers, who try to help them.<p>Unlike …

Income Inequality