Why did the Paris climate accord omit the words "fossil fuel," "oil" and "coal"? Because the world’s great muck-a-mucks are promising to limit emissions without challenging the beast that creates them.
A book on the U.S. Supreme Court justice reveals the bruising backstory to the Texas affirmative action case set to be heard again this fall.
After a momentous week for the Supreme Court and the nation, was it too much to ask that right-wingers refrain from spewing bigoted and misguided statements about the end of democracy?
"Humanity does not progress by jumping into space and leaving the cares of Earth behind," writes Nigerian author Chibundu Onuzo. "We move forward by creating a more equitable and compassionate planet for now and generations unborn."
We’ve made progress this past year — raising the minimum wage in dozens of states and cities, providing equal marriage rights in a majority of states, limiting carbon emissions.
Sotomayor's eloquent dissent against the decision to allow Michigan to discriminate by race and sex in the college admissions process has the power to wake those asleep in the dream of our country's presumed inevitable progress.Sotomayor's dissent against the decision to allow Michigan to discriminate by race and sex has the power to wake those asleep in the dream of our country's inevitable progress.
The “Real Time” host says America is stuck in the mud and desperately needs a trip to the Genius Bar.
Barack Obama tells the columnist why he chose to ignore the collective political wisdom and confront the issue of race head-on. Having survived the encounter, his speech on the subject could change the way Americans understand one another.
In a preview of Thursday's speech, President Bush lays out his "return on success" plan for bringing troops home (though the meaning of "success" is unclear), discusses the Iraqi government's progress (and lack thereof) in meeting its goals, and insists that "the success of a free Iraq is critical" to America's security.