Coal, Oil, Gas: None Shall Pass

Coal, Oil, Gas: None Shall Pass

Retired professional photographer Rick Rappaport was standing in 6 inches of water on the overcrowded floating dock, watching the drama unfold before him. The Fennica, a massive Shell icebreaker ship, was inching down Oregon’s Willamette River en route to...
Lighting a Legal Fuse

Lighting a Legal Fuse

Climate action is finally gaining ground in Washington. No, not that Washington. Following their victory in a Seattle court, eight children are pressing Washington State’s Department of Ecology to crack down on carbon pollution. The agency has until August 7 to reach...
The End of Pot Prohibition As We Know It

The End of Pot Prohibition As We Know It

How much longer will it take before the United States declares a truce in the Drug War? This latter-day prohibition is taking an immense toll. And the stakes ought to be low, given that most Americans don’t want anyone jailed for being caught with small amounts...
Marriage Equality Hits Critical Mass

Marriage Equality Hits Critical Mass

During his recent bar mitzvah ceremony, Duncan McAlpine Sennett had to chant a biblical passage in Hebrew and deliver a short sermon in English putting that text into perspective. The Portland, Oregon 13-year-old had an unusual challenge with this routine part of the...
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