Jon Platt

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Thirty years of above-average temperatures mean we're entering a new era of global warming.

On Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that Earth’s global temperature for February was among the hottest ever …

Climate Change

Farmland Without Farmers

As industrial agriculture replaces men with machines, the American landscape loses its stewards, and the culture they built.<p>The landscapes of our country are now virtually deserted. In the vast, relatively flat acreage of the Midwest now given over exclusively to the production of corn and …

President Obama Is Right: It's Time for Mandatory Voting

Today at the Cleveland City Club, President Obama suggested mandatory voting as a solution to the influence of big money in politics. "We shouldn't be making it harder to vote, we should be making it easier to vote," President Obama said to applause. "In Australia, other countries, there's …