“Drowning Pool” no longer is just a 1970s Paul Newman flick. It is now a homicide scene in Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott is the killer. Even if we don’t know how many have drowned in the face of a floating buoy barrier in the Rio Grande, it’s clear that Abbott set a death trap. Nets […]
By Gary M. Feinman The New Gilded Age, wars along the Russian border, a global pandemic, battles for women’s rights, even the Titanic: history does rhyme with the present. Yet as former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert once observed: “If history tells us anything, it’s that we never learn from history.” That’s something we can […]
Political partisanship has a neurobiological basis, a new study shows. It is predicted by the way our brains process basic political words or concepts.
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.
Understand, Trump has always looked at the legal system as a fiscal proposition, speculation of the highest order.
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.
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.
Being an early adopter of solar technology has given me personal insight into some of the practical limitations and difficulties of the energy transition.
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.
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.