A Gulf Coast disaster has again shocked an entire nation. The callous corporate disregard for safety, workers' lives and environmental devastation is infuriating and mind-boggling.
Why should we, the people, continue to have to shell out for these private-profit-driven corporations? It's disaster capitalism! It's time for the people to run things.
Those of us who live along the Gulf Coast have been shocked by the callous disregard for safety, worker's lives and destruction of our environment exhibited by BP in Texas and Louisiana.
Decades from now, climate scientist James Hansen will occupy a prominent place in our history books, but what we don't know now is whether humankind will heed his alarm or go on with business as usual.
Among the next big things — climate change legislation looms large.
Despite right-wingers' igloo jokes, more snow is actually more proof of global warming.
From right to left, players on all sides of the legislative and political battlefield are trying to move the debate their way.
In a Dec. 4 editorial entitled, "The Welfare State and Military Power," the Wall Street Journal actually said something I agree with: you can't have both guns and butter.
"Goodbye Africa, goodbye South Asia; goodbye glaciers and sea ice, coral reefs and rainforest; it was nice knowing you." Such was George Monbiot's dismay as the recent Copenhagen Climate Conference ended.
Was the conference a bust, a success, a waste of time, or something else?