The Quest to Paint the World Green

March 12, 2021

Once upon a time, a rich hypochondriac was complaining about pains in his head and stomach. He consulted a wise man who pointed out that the root of the problem lay somewhere else: in the man’s eyes. To resolve the persistent headache and stomachache, the sage suggested focusing on just one...

A Progressive Roadmap for Post-Trump America

March 22, 2019

The US is ready for something new. Progressives now have an opportunity to remake America and its place in the world. Donald Trump has shaken up US foreign policy. Most of what he has done has been disastrous, like pulling America out of the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal. He has...

Green New Deal: Go Big or Go Home, America

February 22, 2019

Critics dismiss the Green New Deal as a dream. But that’s precisely what it is: visionary. It’s become a common trope of the Trump era for columnists and commentators to attack the lunacy of the far right at the same time as castigating the “loony left.” These pundits, who usually place...

Is Climate Change Causing America’s Catastrophic Landslides?

March 14, 2018

You can now add landslides to the list of America's climate change concerns. This last year California had two of the most devastating fires in its history, with a firestorm that burned 245,000 acres and killed 44 people. The cost to the economy was over $85 million. Just seven weeks later, the...