Political partisanship has a neurobiological basis, a new study shows. It is predicted by the way our brains process basic political words or concepts.
John Young Column: Biden arrives to save planet tied to tracks
They crafted what Texas and a few other states have adopted as “energy boycott” laws to punish institutions that scale back their investments in fossil fuels.
John Young Column: Trump headed to his happy place
Understand, Trump has always looked at the legal system as a fiscal proposition, speculation of the highest order.
LA Schools’ Lowest-Paid Workers Walk Out, With Teachers by Their Side
Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike March 21-23, 2023, for the first time in four years, shutting down the nation’s second-largest school district for three rain-soaked days.
Tipping Is Not a Reward—It’s an Insult
It’s time to end our national reliance on tipped workers. The unhealthy dynamic created by tipping emerges from decades of legalized subminimum wages and keeps workers subservient to the whims of employers and customers.
A Realistic ‘Energy Transition’ Is to Get Better at Using Less of It
Being an early adopter of solar technology has given me personal insight into some of the practical limitations and difficulties of the energy transition.
Asking the Oppressed to Be Nonviolent Is an Impossible Standard That Ignores History
It is a curious spectacle to have the head of a state, with all the levers of power, not using that power to solve a problem, but instead offering advice to the powerless about how to protest against him and the broken government system.
Is the Right Wing ‘Whitewashing’ the History Curriculum Taught in Public Schools?
A fight over new history curriculum standards in Virginia is part of a nationwide campaign to undermine public schools and prevent educators from teaching the truth about America’s inequality.
Embrace the Mess—in the Name of Gender Justice
It’s time to take back our time and spend it on meaningful activities instead of succumbing to the futility and moral pressure of endlessly cleaning our homes.
We’ve Never Been Closer to Nuclear Catastrophe—Who Gains by Ignoring It?
Antiwar and environmental activist Dr. Helen Caldicott warns that policymakers who understate the danger of nuclear weapons don’t have the public’s best interest at heart.
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