Andrew Ellison

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Berlin, an Anti-Romance

<i>Love Stories is a series about love in all its forms, with one new essay appearing each day for the first two weeks of February, until Valentine’s Day.</i><p>One forgets the big whys and hows, but we never forget the feeling of a place. Berlin comes to me with the scent of European laundry soap, the …

Universal Health Care

'An alternative exists': the US citizens who vowed to flee to Canada – and did

It happens every election cycle: Americans threaten to move if the wrong person gets elected. We asked those who headed north if the grass really was greener<p>In November 2004, David Drucker and his wife Pam were at home listening to NPR when they heard the news that would change their lives: George …

Stop blaming India and China for the West’s 300 years of destroying the environment

Even if the world celebrates a Paris climate deal on Dec. 11, the process will still have to be regarded as a failure. Let me explain why.<p>The basic reason is that the unequal distribution of carbon emissions is not even on its agenda. The historical responsibility of the West is not on the table, …

Fossil Fuels

In The Heart Of Oil-Obsessed Texas, A Small Town Is Shifting To 100% Renewables

There are no treehuggers in Georgetown: Solar and wind simply made the most financial sense.<p>When a conservative Texas town decided to switch to 100% renewable electricity, it wasn’t a decision made for the environment. When the city looked at all of its options for energy, for the first time, green …

“It’s pronounced ‘Heb'”: Jeb Bush registers to vote as “hispanic” and Twitter pounces

We were born ready for this<p>2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush <i>loves</i> hispanic culture. He was born in Texas, governed Florida, lived two years in Venezuela, speaks fluent spanish and married the Mexican-born Columba Bush. He basically might as well <i>be</i> spanish, right? Except he isn't. He is super white.<p>…

Texas City Opts for 100 Percent Renewable Energy—to Save Cash, Not the Planet

It's not about going green for Georgetown, Texas.<p><i>This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>News that a Texas city is to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy sparked surprise in an oil-obsessed, Republican-dominated …

When Do Official Documents Belong to the Public?

Hillary Clinton is hardly the first government officer to try to keep her correspondence private. The fight over her emails echoes battles that stretch back to the inception of government archives.<p>Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address and server to conduct government business as …

Cameron concedes defeat over publication of Prince Charles's letters

David Cameron has admitted defeat after the government lost a 10-year battle with the Guardian to keep secret a “particularly frank” cache of lobbying letters written by Prince Charles.<p>Following a supreme court ruling on Thursday that 27 letters between the heir to the throne and ministers must …