Republicans Say No to “Lame Duck” Supreme Court Appointment–Who Are You Calling Lame?

Within the first hour of the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had decisively emerged from mourning and rejoined the battle against functional democracy. “This vacancy should not be filled until… Read More

Trade Policy Clouds Obama’s Climate Legacy

“Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now,” said President Obama during his memorable trip to the Arctic in August 2015, just months after approving Shell’s drilling off the coast… Read More

Is Greenland Melting?

Greenland got its name from Viking settlers in the 9th century during a warm period in earth’s history. Present day Greenland is white, covered with a thick ice sheet and many massive glaciers. But Greenland’s ice is changing… Read More

Governor Snyder’s Politics Are Poisoning Flint’s Children

Republican Governor Rick Snyder and a “Tea Party” Republican legislature gained control of Michigan in the 2010 midterm elections. Snyder was eager to implement Koch brothers-inspired changes in governance, which he characterized as “fiscal martial law.” By spring… Read More


Trump and Sanders won, as expected, Trump with 35.3% and Sanders with 60.4%. Although they are often dismissed by the intelligentsia as little more than infotainment, debates really do matter, as we saw from the likely impact of… Read More

Iowa Caucus Showed Trump Victory Not Inevitable

Until the Iowa primary, all eyes in the Republican camp seemed to be on Donald Trump. But Republican voters didn’t hand Mr. Humble the victory he assumed was his. With Ted Cruz winning with 27.6% and Marco Rubio… Read More