90 Companies Helped Cause the Climate Crisis—They Should Pay for It

Pacific Northwest forests are on fire. Several blazes are out of control, threatening rural towns, jumping rivers and highways, and covering Portland, Oregon, Seattle, and other cities in smoke and falling ash. Temperatures this summer are an average of 3.6 degrees higher than the last half of the 20th century, according to the University of Washington Climate… Read More 90 Companies Helped Cause the Climate Crisis—They Should Pay for It

The Power of Everyday People to Stop Trump Policies

The Republican health care bill is dead. Good riddance. So how was this legislation stopped at a time when Republicans control both houses of Congress and the presidency? The answer is ordinary people, acting without a lot of credit. After the election, millions of Americans launched a resistance that has slowed or stopped many of… Read More The Power of Everyday People to Stop Trump Policies

As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience

In Norway, a high-tech seed vault flooded from melting permafrost. In Montana, locals share their seeds at the library. On Feb. 26, 2008, a $9-million underground seed vault began operating deep in the permafrost on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, just 810 miles from the North Pole. This high-tech Noah’s Ark for the world’s food… Read More As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience

For Native Women: A Place to Give Birth and Take On Trauma

Nicolle Gonzales has the stamina of a long-distance runner, which she is, and the authority that comes from guiding nervous mothers-to-be through difficult labor. Her confidence was hard-won: She is a survivor of sexual abuse who gave birth to her first child at age 20 in a noisy hospital room, crowded with relatives and attended… Read More For Native Women: A Place to Give Birth and Take On Trauma

Want to Regain the American People’s Trust? Give Us Medicare for All

In spite of a media black-out, Medicare for All is supported by a majority of Americans. Here’s how it could transform politics—and our society. $300 billion over 10 years. That’s how much the wealthy stand to gain if the House version of TrumpCare becomes law, according to The New York Times. Nearly everyone else stands to… Read More Want to Regain the American People’s Trust? Give Us Medicare for All