Morgan Thompson

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Green Conservatism

There is no shortage of those who would tell us what to think about the environment. Some extremists want human beings to will themselves into …

Cut the Red Tape so Middle-Class Investors Can Soar with Next Amazon

Thanks to government red tape enacted two years after Amazon went public, mom and pop shareholders likely won’t be a part of the growth of the next …

Criminalizing Hate Speech Causes More Problems than It Solves

Hate speech is pretty awful, but criminalizing it only opens the door for silencing other forms of speech.<p>I’ve written a couple of times about …

Rights & Freedoms

Classical Liberalism Doesn't Play Favorites

A rule of law that is worthy of the name does not play favorites, and this insight remains one of the highest ideals of classical liberalism.<p>The …

Donald Trump

The Latest in Local Government Pettiness

Localization of government is no guarantee of good behavior, as these examples demonstrate.<p>Centralization of government power is generally a very bad …

Living Rooms

How Believing in Socialism Can Make You Miserable

A philosophy of resentment only holds people back.<p>On my (Brittany's) college campus, the largest and most active club was the “Revolutionary Student …

Ludwig von Mises

Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Now Playing<p>Grilled Sheet Pan Paella 00:48<p>A grill and a sheet pan are all you need to whip up paella for a crowd.<p>Now Playing<p>Ice Cream in a Bag …

Ice Cream

26 Delicious Vegan Breakfast Ideas You'll Want To Wake Up For

What *do* vegans eat for breakfast, anyway?

9 expert tips for taking the most beautiful sunset photos

If you’re typically stuck in the office during the dramatic last light of the day or holed up inside at a dimly lit happy hour, the sunset is a …

Landscape Photography

Vegan Quinoa Breakfast Porridge with Strawberries

This healthy vegan quinoa porridge is just one of many great ways to enjoy quinoa for breakfast. It's a healthy vegetarian recipe made with quinoa …

The 5 ingredients every vegan chef should have in the kitchen

Before By Chloe had a line out the door and “bleeding” plant-based burgers became the norm, there was Blossom—a New York City vegan restaurant …

What would happen if everyone went vegan?

The idea of <i>everyone</i> adopting a vegan diet might sound extreme, but in the last decade, the number of people in the UK following a plant-based diet …

10 delicious tempeh recipes

One of my favorite chapters in Indonesian food writer Sri Owen's latest book is the one she devotes to <i>tempe</i>, or what some in the West may better know …

Security Experts Identify 12 Likely Triggers of War as the Planet Warms

Climate change isn't just causing glaciers to melt, sea levels to rise and forests to set fire. It has becoming increasingly evident that Earth's …

Climate Change

America has become so anti-innovation – it's economic suicide

The fall of Juicero isn’t just entertaining tech industry stupidity – it’s the sign of a country refusing to break new ground<p>If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s …

Tech Industry

Why Liberals Aren’t as Tolerant as They Think

The political left might consider itself more open-minded than the right. But research shows that liberals are just as prejudiced against conservatives as conservatives are against liberals.<p>In March, students at Middlebury College disrupted a lecture by the conservative political scientist Charles …

Critical Thinking

5 Things That Happen To Your Body (And Self-Esteem) When You Go Vegan

Before I went vegan, I had been and on-again-off-again vegetarian for a few years.<p>I couldn't make up my mind about my diet because, on one hand, I …

Self-esteem

10 Dishes That Show the Beauty of Tempeh

One of my favorite chapters in Indonesian food writer Sri Owen's latest book is the one she devotes to <i>tempe</i>, or what some in the West may better know as tempeh. Tempeh is a nourishing, nutritious food made from fermented soy beans, bound and strained into a structure that resembles a cake. <b>It is</b> …

Food

Vegan Baked Chimichangas with Filo

These crispy, crunchy vegan baked chimichangas are made with wrappers of filo pastry instead of tortillas, and they are baked — not fried — to golden …

Google’s Project Sunroof expands beyond US for first time, now available in Germany

Project Sunroof, Google’s initiative to make it easy for homeowners to determine whether or not their roof is viable for solar panels, is expanding beyond the United States. Starting today, homeowners in Germany will be able to get in on the fun of finding out just how much money they might be able …

Powerhouse: the startup making solar the most accessible energy in the world

It’s one of the only incubators focused on solar companies – but Powerhouse is part of a larger movement to nurture new companies in the low-carbon future<p>It started with a crowdfunding startup, an investment from Prince, and the idea to help new solar companies tackle business challenges that can …

Startups

New effort aims to inspire the next generation of pro-environment women candidates

Candidate training aims to duplicate successful sessions after women’s march.<p>Environmental and women’s groups are looking to harness the energy from …

This Startup Has a Natural Solution to the $2.6 Trillion Food Waste Problem

By 2050 earth will be home to 9.7 billion people, all of whom must be fed using less land and fewer resources. And it will have to be done as climate …

In just 100 days, Trump has done long-term damage

<i>This story was originally published by the New Republic and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Most analyses of President …

EPA

Once and for all: Obama didn’t crush US coal, and Trump can’t save it

A definitive report shows that the “war on coal” is being waged by markets, and it isn’t over.<p>In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump flicked at a lie about the US coal industry that he began telling early on the campaign trail: that there was a “war on coal,” that coal’s …

Fossil Fuels

Could These Trees Disappear from National Parks?

A warming climate is altering the distribution of trees across the eastern United States, and species looking for colder temperatures may have …

Ecology

How to stick with veganism once your original motivation’s gone

Going vegan is a huge commitment.<p>It requires overhauling your dietary habits as well as your makeup bag and cleaning products cupboard.<p>But for those …

Green Living

5 Vegan Dinners With As Much Protein As A Chicken Breast

Meatless doesn't necessarily mean protein-free.<p>Do you whip up vegan smoothies for breakfast and hummus six ways for lunch, only to lose your love of plants when dinnertime rolls around? Understandably, it can be harder to get excited about another pasta or rice bowl. Not only does the idea of …

8 homes that generate more energy than they consume

Your future home could make electric bills a thing of the past, and even help you earn money in the process. Plus-energy homes are popping up around …