Megan Lov

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Now we have a moral duty to talk about climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> This is what climate change looks like. Entire metropolitan areas -- Houston in the United States and Mumbai in India -- submerged in catastrophic floods.<p>Record-breaking rainfall: Harvey's 50-plus inches of torrential deluge set a new national tropical cyclone rain record for the …

Climate Change

See it, say it: Climate change

“NOTHING MORE than ash and bones.” That grim description of how some victims were found underscores the horror of the wildfires that swept through and devastated Northern California. At least 38 people were killed, including a 14-year-old boy found dead in the driveway of the home he was trying to …

Climate Change

Virginia’s leaders have a serious case of the slows on climate change

Virginia’s summer has been only slightly warmer than average, according to the Southeast Regional Climate Center. No big deal.<p>Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has told the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to propose regulations to reduce carbon pollution at power plants — but not until just …

Climate Change

Cambodia’s Democracy Betrayed

Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia has been in power for more than 30 years. On Wednesday, he vowed to stay in power. “After witnessing the treasonous acts of some Cambodians in recent days,” he said, “I have decided to continue my job for another 10 years.”<p>Citizens might have thought it was up to …

Asia

Teen-Pregnancy Subsidy Panic

The feds don’t need to spend $200 million on a failed sex-ed program.<p>Progressives defend some government programs as so inexpensive they aren’t worth cutting (the National Endowment for the Arts) and the rest as too large and important to touch (Medicaid). Witness the meltdown over the Trump …

Obama Administration

A man was pushed onto the CTA tracks, and the city didn't alert the public. Why not?

Ben Benedict could have had it worse. The 46-year-old musician was standing on a Blue Line platform waiting for a late-night train to get him home Aug. 1 when a man came up from behind and shoved him onto the tracks. It’s a 5-foot drop. Benedict landed about a foot from the electrified third rail …

Clowns: inherently creepy ... or victims of bad publicity?

Confess your greatest phobia:<p>A) Spiders<p>B) Snakes<p>C) Clowns<p>We can’t provide help to anyone who chooses icky ”A” or wriggling “B,” because we don’t have space to analyze arachnophobia or ophidiophobia. We’re here to discuss your fear of clowns.<p>You are not alone. Clowns are weird. They’re supposed to …

The iPhone X proves the Unabomber was right

The introduction of the new iPhone X — which features wireless charging, facial recognition and a price tag of $999 — appears to be a minor event in the advance of technology. But it’s an excellent illustration of something that has long gone unrecognized: The Unabomber had a point.<p>Not about …

Four weeks to kill the soda tax

With both sides steadfast yet lacking the votes to prevail, Cook County Board members on Wednesday kicked to next month a decision on whether to repeal the unpopular soda tax. The board is expected to take action at its Oct. 11 meeting.<p>In other words, soda tax opponents: You’ve got four weeks to …

What to tell people to get them to evacuate before a hurricane hits

Hurricane Irma was still several days away from South Florida when officials in Miami-Dade began telling 650,000 people to leave their homes. “If you do it later, you may be caught in a flood of traffic trying to leave the area,” Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said Wednesday night. “You may find yourself …

Rainfall

I watched my patients die of poverty for 40 years. It’s time for single-payer.

Sarai was 25 years old when she died of Wilson’s disease, an inherited disorder that causes liver failure. A liver transplant could have cured her, but she was uninsured and was denied an appointment at two prominent Chicago transplant hospitals, including my own. Sarai’s plight was brought to my …

Health Care

The Olympics used to feature art competitions. Let’s bring them back.

<i>Miles Osgood is a PhD student in English at Harvard University.</i><p>The International Olympic Committee has finally officially announced the sites for both the 2024 and the 2028 Summer Games, with Paris hosting seven years from now, followed by Los Angeles.<p>Both cities will get to boast of their legacies …

Art

School Lunch Without Shame

New York City’s public school system set an important national example this week when it made free lunch available to all of its 1.1 million students regardless of income level. The program ensures that more children will get proper nutrition during the school day. It will also relieve the sense of …

School Districts

9/11: Finding Answers in Ashes 16 Years Later

An inscription on the lobby wall greets visitors in Latin at the offices of the New York City medical examiner. It is an adage familiar to places where autopsies are performed. Reasonably translated, it says: “Let conversation cease. Let laughter flee. This is the place where death rejoices to help …

World Trade Center

Remembering the Disappeared

DURHAM, N.C. — Of the 2,753 victims of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, no physical trace has been found for 1,112 of them. Thus, for 40 percent of those who died that day, no remains have been returned to their families. In the aftermath of the carnage, some people …

World Trade Center

Harvey, Irma, Jose … and Noah

Is there anything we can learn from hurricanes, storms and floods?<p>People have been asking that question for thousands of years, and telling stories that try to make sense of natural disasters. These flood myths are remarkably similar to one another.<p>A researcher named John D. Morris collected more …

Faith

From 9/11 to Humpty Dumpty

I watched my president perorate at the Pentagon and all I could think as he held forth about heroism on the 16th anniversary of 9/11 was how did we end up with Humpty Dumpty.<p>It was Humpty Dumpty, of course, who declared: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor …

Osama Bin Laden

Campus Rape, a Survivor’s Story

Last week I wrote a column praising Betsy DeVos for announcing that the Department of Education would revisit the Obama administration’s 2011 “guidance” on campus sexual assault. The new guidelines, often interpreted with Procrustean severity by nervous campus administrators, had all but eliminated …

Obama Administration

Liberalism and the Campus Rape Tribunals

Last week Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education, announced that the Trump White House would be revising the Obama administration guidelines for how colleges and universities adjudicate accusations of sexual assault.<p>There were protests outside her speech and spittle-flecked rants on Twitter, but …

Title IX