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  • Christians & Discrimination -- Many US Christians believe that they are being persecuted. How can their legitimate concerns be better addressed? --
  • The Crazy Scale of Human Carbon Emission -- Global CO2 output from fossil fuels is equivalent to burning a forest much bigger than Africa every year! --
  • Climate Change Activists and Deniers -- Hopeful news that the climate debate is entering a new phase where the focus is not denial but what to do about it. --
  • The European Crisis -- A comparison of US & European political crises and an explanation of why Europe's problems are even more difficult. --
  • Tightness Vs. Looseness in Global Politics -- Tightness and "Looseness"--a useful way of conceptualizing the world's biggest cultural conflict. --
  • Michael Moore in 'Take-No-Prisoners Mode' -- Michael Moore says he is in take no prisoners mode! Genocidal language like this only drives the escalation spiral. --
  • Congress's Bipartisan Budget Deal -- Hopeful news that bipartisanship and compromise aren't totally dead. How can this sort of thing be nurtured? --
  • Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug? -- Facebook's reaction to its role in spreading global discord (and window into what it takes to make change happen.) --
  • The Liberal Order Is Rigged -- From Foreign Affairs, some much-needed soul-searching on the implications and fate of the liberal world order. --
  • To Stay Married, Embrace Change -- Good advice for maintaining long-term relationships and dealing with the "growing apart" problem. --
  • American Regression -- "America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People"--a review of an important new book by Peter Temin. --
  • Neoliberalism, Loneliness & Social Crisis -- "Epidemics of mental illness are crushing the minds & bodies of millions"--a thoughtful exploration of a big proble --
  • Emerging Colombian Guerrillas -- How wars end: the story of how Colombia's guerrillas are emerging from the jungle and trying to re-enter society. --
  • Trump's 'Madman Theory' -- From Foreign Policy: "Trump's ‘Madman Theory' Isn't Strategic Unpredictability. It's Just Crazy." --
  • How Western Civilization Could Collapse -- How Western Civilization Could Collapse--a compelling argument for urgently addressing society's big problems. --
  • The GOP and Town Hall Anger -- Sensible suggestions for re-framing acrimonious town hall meetings in ways which produce constructive debate. --
  • Google's Fake News Crack-down -- Tech industry reactions to the downsides of its geopolitical role: some steps in the right direction from Google. --
  • Reaching Out -- From Thomas Edsall: "Reaching Out to the Voters the Left Left Behind" --
  • How to Stand Up to Trump -- How to stand up to Trump, ideas from Gene Sharp and the long tradition of non-violent protest. --
  • Economics Has Failed America -- From a recovering economist, an admission of the widespread neglect of the downsides of globalization. --
  • Rise of the Useless Class -- Over the longer term, this may be our biggest problem: The Rise of the Useless Class (to which we may all belong!) --
  • New Urban Crisis -- City Lab maps forecasting "New Urban Crises" based on income inequality, class segregation, & unaffordable housing. --
  • The Trump Pivot -- A disturbing explanation of how Trump appears to be balancing demands from his Wall Street & populist constituents. --
  • The U.S., Russia, and Nuclear War -- The US and Russia are again "inching toward doomsday." Let's work to put the nuclear genie back in the bottle. --
  • A Soldier's Dilemma -- War Powers Act & the story of Captain Nathan Smith who sued Obama for attacking ISIS without Congressional approval --