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A Manufactured “Success” in Paris

The Paris negotiation was always a distraction from the real work of reducing humanity’s planetary footprint.

Discord Proliferates as Paris Heads into Overtime

To the surprise of exactly no one, negotiators in Paris were unable to hammer out a deal by today’s deadline.

No Consensus in Sight Heading into Final Day of Paris Summit

Friday marks the last official day of the Paris climate summit, but expect this one to run into overtime as disagreements abound.

Poll: Support for Climate Agreement Down

Only four of twenty countries polled show that a majority supports a deal: Spain, Canada, the UK and France.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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