Samantha Berman

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Irma and Harvey should kill any doubt that climate change is real

By Michael E. Mann ,<p>Susan J. Hassol and<p>Thomas C. Peterson<p>As we begin to clean up from Hurricane Harvey, the wettest hurricane on record, dumping up to 50 inches of rain on Houston in three days, and await landfall of Irma, the most powerful hurricane on record in the open Atlantic Ocean, people are …

Climate Change

Kim Jong-un and the Art of Tyranny

Imagine yourself as Kim Jong-un, North Korean despot.<p>Unlike your father Kim Jong-il, who took the throne in late middle age and died 17 years later, you came to it before your 30th birthday. Yours is the longer, harder road, albeit with the same constant aim: to rule for life and die comfortably in …

Inner Racism Revealed

Allow me a moment of personal indulgence: When I began writing a column many years ago, it quickly dawned on me that although I had strong and firm views on some things, there were many others about which my opinions weren’t fully formed. I believe that many of us have areas in our lives where our …

Where Amazon Should Go

<i>This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive more briefings and a guide to the section daily in your inbox.</i><p>Where would be the patriotic place for Amazon to put its enormous new office complex?<p>The company announced yesterday that it was looking beyond Seattle …

Do you go bananas when people sit out the national anthem? This is for you

Some blissfully ignorant and privileged folk think Kansas City Chief Marcus Peters should explain himself better. You know, “whitesplain.”<p>Others say …

Don't Rebuild The Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma devastated large portions of the Florida Keys—the 100-mile ribbon of low lying narrow islands connected by bridges to south Florida. The Keys, dense with tourist resorts and beachfront properties, took the full punch of the storm when it first landed as a category 4 hurricane. It is …

Trump Administration Hits Women's Health Fund

Health news<p>The Trump administration’s decision to pull support from a United Nations family planning agency hurts some of the world's most desperate women and girls, advocates said Tuesday.<p>The State Department announced late Monday that it was yanking money from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), …

Incredible Women Are Fighting For Girls' Education In Liberia But There's A Long Way To Go

Garmai, Fatmata, Ruth and Esther - Social Workers at Street Child Liberia<p>In 2005 Liberia made history by electing Africa's first female president. …

How to be change agents – Creating an inclusive work culture

Diya was one of the few women managers at a big company. Being smart, hardworking and career-oriented, she was the first choice when it came to …

Why the majority of the world’s poor are women

Despite some important progress in recent years, in no country have women achieved economic equality with men, and women are still more likely than …