Defense-dependent communities need to start diversifying their economies now, before shifts in Pentagon spending leave them with few viable alternatives.
With more of us crowding a warming planet, we need agricultural change.
A year after the death of Hugo Chavez Frias, we take time to reflect about his life, his virtues and limitations, his public promises, achievements and unfinished work. Chavez was a bold thinker, uncompromising in his goal of constructing a new, just, economically productive Venezuela.
Cap-and-trade offsets with out-of-state or even foreign interests won't help the state meet its goals.
Not every think tank could weather FBI infiltration, scapegoating by right-wing extremists, and even a car-bomb assassination.
President Obama's speech at the United Nations General Assembly reflected some of the extraordinary shifts in global politics that have taken shape in the last six or eight weeks. - Article originally appeared on The Nation's blog.
Why should we maintain our grossly expensive military-industrial complex when tax dollars are so desperately needed at home?
John Kerry may have just accidentally earned himself a Nobel Peace Prize.
Surely the businesses that measure their executive pay in dollars per second can afford raises to bring their lowest wage workers above the poverty level.
For too long, taxpayers have borne the burden of this scam.