Some Sanity Creeps into the Drug War

There’s one thing that Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama have all agreed on: expanding military aid to Latin America to fight the so-called “Drug War.” A new phase of the Drug War began in 2000 under President Bill Clinton, with $1.3 billion in...

Is Our Democracy Becoming a Joke?

This article was originally published in Common Dreams on 2/11/10. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held a dramatic press conference in October. The group promised to stop lobbying against pending climate legislation, and pledged to help make it even stronger. A few...

Save Winter: Stop Tar Sands

As the Winter Olympics gear up and athletes tear through snow and ice in their various sports, our minds may not be on climate change. Many have found it strange to read reports of no snow in Vancouver, but we know that because of global warming, future winter Olympic...

As Death Nears, Be Prepared to Suffer

When I lay me, own to die; The church won’t let me, Pass on by. Have you heard about the Belgians? They now allow assisted suicide. Takers have quickly risen to two percent of the failing population. The Swiss too have developed a relaxed view of dying. Their...