“False flag” reports, even outright deceptions, have led to some of America’s longest wars. New technology makes another disastrous mistake more likely than ever. Tensions between the US and Iran are fertile ground for Artificial Intelligence, internet hackers and hawks in both countries.
It’s time to talk about climate change
The challenge of climate change can seem overwhelming--especially with the Trump administration dropping the ball. But cities have opportunities to make change. Consumers can develop new habits. And ending our climate silence to talk about climate change could lead to real progress.
The housing shortage, the presidential campaign and the NIMBYs
The house with the picket fence is an American tradition, protected by law. But, as prices rise, homeowners are closing the door on the next generation. Presidential candidates are proposing incentives to build apartment houses where they’ve been banned for generations. Beware the wrath of the NIMBYs.
President Trump crosses the line
On the other side of the DMZ, President Trump shook hands with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. A new book reveals Kim’s early life in a bubble and how his brutal dictatorship is covered up with a cult of personality.
Trump reverses Obama on climate change
President Trump is finally fulfilling his campaign pledge to undo the Obama Clean Power Plan. It’s supposedly a boost for “Clean Coal,” but Wall Street is skeptical and environmentalists are outraged. What does the federal rollback mean for state efforts to beat Climate Change?