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WP: Warren’s Powerful Case

WP: Warren’s Powerful Case

Elizabeth Warren is not running for president apparently because everyone assumes the nomination is Clinton’s. But everyone was making that same assumption eight years ago, and we know…

PS: China’s Silk Road Revival

PS: China’s Silk Road Revival

The phrase “Silk Road” evokes a romantic image – half history, half myth – of tented camel caravans winding their way across the trackless deserts and mountains of…

MJ: Bee-Killing Pesticides Useless

MJ: Bee-Killing Pesticides Useless

So, there's this widely used class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids that have emerged as a prime suspect in honeybee collapse, and may also be harming birds and…

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HP: Homer Describing Big Oil

HP: Homer Describing Big Oil

The dangers of climate change have grown and become palpable in myriad ways but nations have made little progress. In fact, having put the car in reverse, they are accelerating in the wrong direction. The planet has a big problem. I'm here to argue that divestment from fossil fuel companies is an important strategy for fiduciaries of all types to pursue. Divestment by any group, but particularly by thought leaders such as those responsible for public pension funds, helps to stigmatize the oil, gas and coal giants as repugnant social pariahs and rogue political forces bent on profit at whatever cost to the planet and its people. …

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PS: China’s Silk Road Revival

PS: China’s Silk Road Revival

The phrase “Silk Road” evokes a romantic image – half history, half myth – of tented…

NYT: Dark Market for Personal Data

PS: Moral Economy of Debt

WP: Disappointing Global Recovery

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MJ: Bee-Killing Pesticides Useless

MJ: Bee-Killing Pesticides Useless

So, there's this widely used class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids that have emerged as a…

HP: Homer Describing Big Oil

RE: How Ebola Spreads

BL: Wind Storage Holy Grail

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WP: Warren’s Powerful Case

WP: Warren’s Powerful Case

Elizabeth Warren is not running for president apparently because everyone assumes the nomination is Clinton’s. But…

TG: Why I Won’t Vote This Year – Or Any Year

FP: Much Ado About the Islamic State

AJA: Europe’s Biggest Disappointment

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TD: The Imperative of Revolt

TD: The Imperative of Revolt

Wolin, who wrote the books “Politics and Vision” and “Democracy Incorporated,” and Saul, who wrote “Voltaire’s…

TG: The Truth About Evil

MIT: Conflict Free Stability Possible?

NYT: Loss of Eden in London?