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  

Obama’s Positive Flip and Romney’s Negative Flop

Is Global Warming an Election Issue After All? By Bill McKibben Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch Conventional wisdom has it that the next election will be fought exclusively on the topic of jobs. But President Obama’s announcement last week… Continue Reading