Opinion: Low voter registration poses a threat to American democracy

Voter turnout must produce a tsunami, not a trickle, of civic engagement. Which requires unprecedented voter registration now.

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The world order is dead. Here's how to build a new one for a post-coronavirus era

U.S. and world leaders have a chance to craft an international system that works for this era. But they have to avoid the mistakes of the past.

Media coverage of coronavirus draws restrictions on press freedom

Governments are exploiting epidemic concerns to limit press freedom, especially when official accounts are challenged.

She traveled 800 miles to weigh in on a White House plan to roll back a bedrock environmental law. She got 3 minutes.

Activists and politicians accused the Trump administration of trying to curtail public input as it moves to change the National Environmental Policy Act.

Debate’s attempt to show candidates divided on climate change finds unity instead

The Democrats may butt heads on climate policy details, but they all see growing risks to security, economy and health that the next president can't ignore.

The case for a coercive Green New Deal

Only a massive, democratically elected administrative apparatus can stop climate change.

Oregon GOPers flee state to avoid voting for climate change bill

Republican members of Oregon's state senate skipped town on Thursday to avoid voting on a sweeping climate change bill.


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In the aftermath of the midterm U.S. election in November, 2018, the World Population Balance team discusses the ways democracy is hamstrung by overpopulation.

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Erik Loomis: Why labor and environmental movements split—and how they can come back together

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Secret cash aided politicians who rewrote Wisconsin law to block claims of lead-poisoned children

One advocate calls Wisconsin the 'darkest of dark money states' as millions in secret spending flows into races for governor, Legislature and state Supreme Court.


Essay: Monsanto’s ghostwriting and strong-arming threaten sound science—and society

While passing a placard of contemporary protest buttons in New York's Greenwich Village, my attention was drawn to one that read "Science is Peer Reviewed, Not Politician Approved."

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