Free As You Can Afford to Be

Free As You Can Afford to Be

I think of freedom in positive, aspirational terms — as in FDR’s “Four freedoms,” or in the uplifting songs of freedom sung by oppressed people everywhere. But right-wing ideologues have fabricated a negative notion of “freedoms” derived...
Making Utility Bills Rise Again

Making Utility Bills Rise Again

It’s summer and the mercury is soaring. Temperatures are higher than ever, it turns out. Last year was the hottest year since humanity started recording temperatures, and it’s going to get much worse in the years to come, as a recent University of Hawaii study shows....
Mad about the Climate? Don’t Cheer Up!

Mad about the Climate? Don’t Cheer Up!

On June 1, President Trump announced that he’ll withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. If that makes you mad, good. If that makes you outraged and disgusted, even better. We have good reason. Even for a president whose administration has...