A Fairy Tale from 2050

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by John Feffer Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump: Kudzu

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by John Feffer In Pittsburgh, where I worked for two months in 1986, I breathed clean air. The steel mills along the rivers leading into town were mottled with rust. The Steelers still played in Three Rivers Stadium in those… Continue Reading  

Can International Cooperation Revitalize Wetlands on Afghanistan-Iran Border?

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by Fatemeh Aman Efforts to revive the Hamoun wetlands on the Iran-Afghanistan border are intensifying. A recent panel at the Atlantic Council described international involvement as vital both to help resolve this environmental challenge and to raise awareness about the devastating impact… Continue Reading  

Why the Islamic State Is the Minor Leagues of Terror

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by Tom Engelhardt It’s time to panic! As 2015 ended, this country was certifiably terror-stricken. It had the Islamic State (IS) on the brain. Hoax terror threats or terror imbroglios shut down school systems from Los Angeles to New Hampshire, Indiana… Continue Reading  

The Wilderness Act Turns 50

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Celebrating the Great Laws of 1964 by William deBuys Let us now praise famous laws and the year that begat them: 1964. The first thing to know about 1964 was that, although it occurred in the 1960s, it wasn’t part of… Continue Reading