A Fossil-Fueled Market Bubble
By Brett Fleishman
Why hasn’t Wall Street imploded over this yet? Well, remember how “nobody” could see the housing bubble coming?
How to End California’s Water Crisis
By Polly Cleveland and Mason Gaffney
California farmers get their water free, or close to free. Any of us who have taken elementary economics should be shouting from the rooftops or blasting through cyberspace: if you make something free, you will get waste and shortages!
Good News and Bad News about News
By Emily Schwartz Greco and William A.
The news business does look better than it did not long ago. How about the actual quality of what’s being reported? It's generally bad.
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A Tortured Twist on Ethics
By Yosef Brody
Why isn't the American Psychological Association pursuing ethics charges against psychologist John Leso for abuses he helped carry out at the Guantánamo prison?
The Diplomatic Dance with Iran
By Chris Toensing
Iran might stumble but the Obama administration should take the greatest possible care not to trip its partner.
A Long, Gilded Life
By Sam Pizzigati
The last link between America's plutocratic past and present has left us.
No-Fault Gun Laws
By Peter Lindstrom
The increasing number of lax gun laws in many states are one reason all gun deaths (homicide, suicide and accident) been growing steadily since 2000.
You Get What You Don’t Pay For
By Ryan Alexander
No matter how hard lawmakers try to close their eyes, click their heels, and hope for the best, they can’t make highway funding magically appear. But that doesn’t stop them fiddling and flailing as they burn through the Highway Trust Fund.
America Has Long Been Twitchy about Its Sphere of Influence
By Jim Sleeper
The best reasons to impose strong sanctions against Russian-nationalist tyranny aren’t anthropological but liberal and, yes, geopolitical.
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