Shadows of future climate troubles are being cast at increasing length, with once-in-a-thousand-year rains in South Carolina, an immense El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific, and news that the ice sheets of Antarctica are likely to catastrophically collapse before the end of the century. No one weather event can be definitively tied in a […]
There are hardly any restrictions to big money flows in political campaigns left, but one of the few remaining is this: the unlimited cash sources called “Super PACs” cannot coordinate with presidential campaigns. They must operate independently.
The non-profit Center for Public Integrity has released a report uncovering a direct connection between the Presidential campaign […]
As we’re getting closer to the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries, Donald Trump is having to hurry to assemble the practical political apparatus that his opponents in the Republican nomination contest already have a great deal of experience with. Trump is getting some special help with this task, however.
Last month, Scott B. […]
In Syria, it’s the government versus pro-democracy rebels versus the Islamic State versus the government versus the United States versus Russia versus Iran.
In response to the new involvement of Iranian and Russian soldiers in the Syrian civil war, U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders declared, “We do not want to make a very complex situation […]
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Bill Foster rose to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to add his two cents to a debate over a religion, science, and climate change. Foster told his colleagues in Congress, “Last week Pope Francis challenged us to take courageous steps to combat climate change, a call to action that […]
Ted Cruz isn’t just a United States senator. He’s also a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. As such, he’s asking to be trusted with the power of executive leadership over the entire U.S. federal government.
Today, Ted Cruz let America know what he wants to do with that power: Shut the whole […]
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says that she “believes in unlocking human potential”. That sounds great, but it’s a little vague. Unlocking human potential isn’t one of the explicit powers of the President of the United States. So, if we’re going to understand explicitly what Fiorina means when she talks about unlocking human potential, we […]
Mixing religion into politics endangers all those who seek to follow their own conscience, whether that conscious is Christian or not. That’s just one more reason that Ben Carson is too extreme to deserve anyone’s vote in his campaign for the White House. […]
… and the share of references to racism on Donald Trump’s website that insist Donald Trump is not actually a racist: 100%
Number of mentions of “racism” by Republican candidates in the September 16, 2015 presidential debate: 0
Number of mentions of “hunger” or “hungry”: 0
Number of mentions of “global warming”: 0
Number of mentions of “pollution”: 0
Number of mentions of “homelessness” or “homeless”: 0
Number of mentions of “surveillance”: 0
Number of mentions of […]
The Super PAC calling itself Americans For Prosperity, propped up by funding that comes from corporate interest groups such as the American Petroleum Institute, the American Energy Alliance, the National Cable and Telecommunications Alliance, and the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, recently acknowledged that, in exchange for work to organize opposition to the campaign of […]