Live Free or Die: America vs. Science

December 11, 2020

A few days ago, the testimony of a nurse from South Dakota made international headlines. In a tweet, Jodi Doering recounted the harrowing experience of having to deal with patients dying from COVID-19 complications while denying that the virus is real: “The ones who scream at you for a magic...

Climate Disruption and the American Obsession with Control

September 29, 2020

For this week’s debate between US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, the moderator, Chris Wallace, has ambitiously proposed six topics. They presumably represent what he believes are the most important and urgent issues to clarify for the two candidates. The topics...

What Will Donald Trump Be Remembered For?

October 25, 2018

The one thing Donald Trump will be remembered for is his desire to put us all on an escalator to hell. I know you won’t believe me. Not now, not when everything Donald Trump does — any tweet, any insult at any rally — is the news of the day, any day. But he won’t be remembered for any...