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Video: Diet & Climate Change

. While epidemics of chronic disease are currently by far our leading causes of death, global warming is considered a looming public health threat as well. How can we change … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Kirschner: Parochial Pain

Screened-in porch. In summer. Orchard darkness in a fox pelt of woods. Quiet flat as a dime, as the Midwest itself. I rock, smoke cigarettes. The bead-heads of tobacco smell … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Justin Vicari: Ghazal — Abundance

As kids, we loved the mulberry tree in my cousin Kathy’s yard. We stood under that mulberry tree like our own vine hut, eating our way through the afternoons. Our … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wendy Mnookin: NICU

. Why is this night different   Why is this night different from all other nights? Wine and matza and now our children tossing in their childhood beds, dreams tumbling … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

David Michael Green: Stop Legitimizing ‘Conservatism’. It’s Not an Ideology – It’s a Goddamn Death Machine

There’s no end to the maladies that ail American politics these days.  It would, indeed, be far easier and quicker to identify what’s working than to itemize the travails that … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Bhikkhu Bodhi: A Decision Cruel and Callous

Much has been written over the last several days about the political and economic repercussions of Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out from the Paris Climate Agreement. It’s been … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Urban heat islands leave cities sweltering

Many city dwellers face a hotter future than their suburban and rural peers.  LONDON, 1 June, 2017 – Many of the world’s great cities are about to feel the heat. A … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Paul Brown: Food industry is cooking the planet

One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking. LONDON, 25 May, 2017 – The food … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: 3 acres in Detroit

. This strikingly beautiful short documentary by French director Nora Mandray portrays two unlikely characters as they turn one of Detroit’s many abandoned properties into a three-level greenhouse. .

May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Lead in Drinking Water

. Public health researcher Dr. Michael Greger asks, “What happened in Flint Michigan, how was it discovered, and how many more Flints are there?” First published in NutritionFacts. Email subscribers … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Congressional Progressive Caucus: Budget Proposal for the Federal Government

8.8 MILLION JOBS BY 2017 $4 TRILLION IN DEFICIT REDUCTION During our economy’s best decades, Congress invested in the American workforce and every family was better off for it. But … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Libero Della Piana: When Protests Are Powerful, The Powerful Punish Protest

We are likely to see more State laws aimed at curbing protest. But we are going to see a lot more protest too. It’s our only option. When people feel … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

M.A.Sinnhuber: Quarter

As a matter of fact, the physician said that I am in the last quarter of my life.   Four quarters make one dollar. Four quarters make one life.   … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: We are a pre-existing condition

Gone is that loathsome sea of smug, suited, doughy, self-righteous, chortling, older white men in the Rose Garden gleefully celebrating the “moral travesty” of passing a billionaires’ tax cut bill … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 1 Comment