Obama Takes a Walk on the Greener Side

Obama Takes a Walk on the Greener Side

Until now, President Barack Obama has embraced gas and oil fracking, encouraged the construction of new nuclear reactors, and hailed government investment in wind and solar power. In keeping with this “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, he’d call for climate action...
Our Toxic Failure

Our Toxic Failure

Now that it’s already been phased out, the world can agree that a chemical used in Teflon — the famous coating on nonstick pots and pans — was toxic. A recent New York Times Magazine article told the story of the heroic victims who paid with their health and the...
Martin Shkreli: My Person of the Year

Martin Shkreli: My Person of the Year

It’s time — past time, really — to name the person of the year. (TIME Magazine does it. Why not me?) There were many worthy candidates in 2015: the Pope, the Donald, and Luke Skywalker, to name just a few. But only one symbolized the spirit of the year. I speak, of...
When Life Makes Resolutions for You

When Life Makes Resolutions for You

Last year, I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions. But it appears that life made them for me. Two changes occurred in my life, and I responded. In retrospect, 2015 produced more personal growth than perhaps any other year of my life. The first change occurred...
A Green and Dirty Gift

A Green and Dirty Gift

As lawmakers scurried to keep the government open and head home for the holidays, they wrapped spending and tax deals into a costly measure that highlighted our nation’s mismatched energy policies. Specifically, this monster bill extended and restored tax incentives...
Pink Ribbons and Corporate PR Won’t Cure Cancer

Pink Ribbons and Corporate PR Won’t Cure Cancer

Must everything be commercialized — even cancer? That’s a question more and more women suffering from breast cancer are asking about the so-called “pinkification” of their disease. They’re referring to the ubiquitous breast cancer awareness campaign that uses...