Opinion

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My first protest demonstration: Where do we go from here?

We must defeat every right-wing politician on Election Day and elect a government that responds to the people's concerns around climate change, rather than denies it.

 

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Climate change, militarism, and the 2014 elections

I was struck by the incredible breadth and grassroots depth of this sea of humanity streaming through the streets of New York. A mass movement has emerged!

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Science of happiness - and the April jobs report

There are two broad measurements of happiness: first, the ups and downs of daily emotions, and second, an individual's overall evaluation of life.

Climate change and science - key election issues

The "Frankenstorm" is the latest reminder that voters in the 2012 Elections have a stark choice between radically different approaches to environmental policy.

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Neil Armstrong: moon in the balance

Few people can say that they have been in a similar position to Armstrong, that they have gone beyond the realm of previous human experience.

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Wildfires - and Republican climate change cluelessness - continue

As the blazes continue to consume forests and destroy homes, the climate change that spawned them is continuously being denied or ignored by Republicans.

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For cost of 1 month of Iraq War, "God particle" could have been U.S. triumph

The discovery of the Higgs boson subatomic particle is one of the biggest triumphs in the history of science.

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Children and the courts

We can congratulate the Supreme Court for its recent decision that sentencing children to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional.

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"Prometheus" - The return of smart sci-fi

The storytelling approach here was very cerebral, which instantly makes "Prometheus" a candidate for the best science fiction film seen in several years.

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Ray Bradbury: an American imagination

If ever there were a talent worthy of high regard, this gentle cauldron of imagination seems a figure that ought to be regarded as a national treasure.

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