This blog was originally posted August, 4 2015.
Mahatma Gandhi supposedly once said about all successful political revolutionaries that “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
Taking action on climate change is vital to the survival of our species, and it's essential to the economic future of our nation's banks.
The number of Americans living on less than $2 dollars a day has doubled in the last two decades.
According to data compiled by the World Bank and other global institutions, 1.5 million American households live in extreme poverty, and that number includes at least 3 million children. In addition, that number has increased dramatically since the so-called “welfare reform” of the 1990's.
Although our national infrastructure is in desperate need of an update, scientists warn that more building isn't always better.
According to a recent letter signed by the world's leading farmers, environmentalists, philanthropists, and scientists, the large infrastructure projects planned in the next 15 years could have a disastrous effect on our planet.
It's time we start regulating guns like we regulate abortions.
Because it just makes sense that we regulate these individual rights in the same way.
Because the Supreme Court, in the Heller case, concluded that there is an individual right to own firearms found in the Second Amendment - just like they ruled in Roe v. Wade that there is an individual right to have an abortion found in the Fourth Amendment.
What happens when the news media stops covering news objectively - and instead becomes a source of very specific opinions that serve a very narrow agenda?
For example - in the case of the democratic primary - consider the news coverage of the mere possibility of Vice President Joe Biden challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's nomination for president.
As President Obama tours the Arctic to raise awareness about global warming, we’re getting new evidence about just how dire a situation our planet is in.
In preparation for this fall’s big climate talks in Paris, 56 countries have come out with their own national targets for cutting greenhouse gasses.
Famed inventor Thomas Edison brought us electric lights, phonographs, movies, and even the first research and development laboratory.
But in 1931, he also was one of the first promoters of renewable energy - especially solar.