Tag: New York Times

Wingnuttery Loses, Equality Wins

In a time when there’s a limited supply of good news, this moment was a relief—and a blessing. A solid majority of Australians voted in favor of same-sex marriage in a historic survey that, while not binding, paves the way for Parliament to legally recognize the unions of gay and lesbian couples. Of 12.7 million… Read more »

Al Gore’s Decade of Dignity

No one deserved it more. This Thursday marks the tenth anniversary of Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their trailblazing work in attempting to prevent the planet from being set ablaze due to carbon pollution. The Gore/IPCC win drove climate deniers nuts–a very… Read more »

The Press Won’t Report It, But We Know It’s True: If You Voted for Trump, You Hate the Dreamers Too

Remember the Felipe Garza-Donna Ashlock story from about 30 years ago? It was a heartwarming, and heartbreaking, tale: a Latino teenager in Patterson, California fell for a white classmate who happened to have a heart condition. In January 1986, Garza died suddenly after a blood vessel burst in his brain–and his heart was transplanted into… Read more »

Of Course Trump Will Suppress New Report on US Climate Impacts

Has he called it “fake news” on Twitter yet? There isn’t a chance in hell that the Trump administration will ever officially release the latest National Climate Assessment Report showing the severe risk carbon pollution poses to the United States. Trump will surely take a page from George W. Bush, who taught Trump all that… Read more »