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Men’s Letter to the President: Support Gender Equality

By Rob Okun Will Donald Trump change his attitude toward women? After the release of the 2005 Access Hollywood video caught him admitting to sexually assaulting women, many citizens couldn’t believe he could receive enough Electoral College votes to become president. I was one of them. On January 31, I was a signatory to an open letter to […]

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Bannon’s Coup

by Mel Gurtov Stephen K. Bannon, Donald Trump’s chief strategist, has been elevated to the Principals Committee of the National Security Council, the top tier of national-security policymakers.*  It is the first time a political affairs official has been made a regular participant in the NSC’s work.  The appointment is the most important piece in […]

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Donald Trump’s Fake News Conference

by Mel Gurtov The media waited with bated breath for Donald Trump’s first news conference in 167 days.  But I’m sure many journalists knew what was coming: a show, orchestrated by The Apprentice executive director so as to reveal precisely nothing but used instead to revile his critics.  Vladimir Putin couldn’t have done better. Trump […]

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Healthcare is a basic human right not a political football

By Wim Laven On May 4, 2013 I delivered the eulogy for my 33-year-old brother. I’m not sure that our political representatives understand what this feels like when they make decisions to take healthcare away from people. When innocent civilians are killed for political reasons we usually consider it an act of terrorism or a crime […]

EarthTalk: What’s new in the world of battery technologies?

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EarthTalk: What’s new in the world of battery technologies?

From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that one of the big hurdles to growth in renewables is energy storage. What’s new in the world of battery technologies? And will better forms of storage really accelerate the development of solar, wind and other alternative forms of energy? – Maxwell Jay, […]

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The Light of the World

by Winslow Myers There are two things that too many of us seem to be reluctant to take in about present conditions on our planet—the first is the threat of mass death, either suddenly by nuclear war, or gradually by changes in climate. The second is the possibility of reconciliation among enemies on the basis […]

EarthTalk: What are some ways environmentalists are using social media to further their causes?

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EarthTalk: What are some ways environmentalists are using social media to further their causes?

EarthTalk From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways environmentalists are using social media to further their causes?— Sam Baskin, Tullahoma, Tennessee Environmental advocates and organizations have embraced the revolution in online networking in no small way to raise awareness about climate change and the need for conservation […]

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No

By Tom H. Hastings Is Donald Trump a Hitler nouveau? Probably not. Still, in this time of preparing a switch from mild, articulate, scandal-free Obama to Wall Them Out Shut Them Out Kick Them Out Trump, it might be worth a historical review of German Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as […]

How Democrats Handed the Presidency to Trump

By Eamon Workman The entire 2016 Presidential campaign has left America tired and distraught. With two candidates who few seemed to truly and completely embrace, the country was left to nit pick and bully over the minutest of details to determine which candidate was hated the least. For Republicans, Trump was a brash bully and […]

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Voting Against Peace in Colombia

By Mel Gurtov Those of us who study how to end wars rather than find new ways to prosecute them must be stunned, like many Colombians, by a popular vote there on October 2 that rejected the peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).  No one predicted that after […]

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