Demonstrating in Washington state, November 2015.
Many groups have been labeled 'enemy' in the American past. A literary scholar looks at the role literature and philosophy have played in dispelling fears and shifting public attitudes.
Why do special educators leave teaching?
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A shortage of special education teachers is threatening states’ abilities to provide high quality education for students with disabilities. Changing teachers’ working conditions can help.
Wall Street has been difficult to tame.
Sanders and Clinton have been trading blows over who’d be best to reform Wall Street, but new research suggests they may not have the ‘authority’ to do it.
So far, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has refused to endorse a candidate.
Neither Democratic candidate for president has gotten the endorsement of Massachusetts' junior senator. Here's a look at Elizabeth Warren's long game playbook.
Former British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes.
After Jonathan Bate, in his recent biography of Ted Hughes, wrote about Hughes' salacious sex life, a number of critics – including Janet Malcolm – were quick to pounce.
Most Americans will be pinching pennies after they retire.
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The presidential candidates are largely ignoring one of the biggest economic issues facing Americans: more than half are struggling to save enough for retirement.
Solar downtown: state-level policies led to a surge in solar adoption and energy efficiency measures in the late 2000s.
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States and regions are taking the lead on climate change action and, so far, are seeing economic and environmental benefits.
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter leaves Israel with business undone. July 21, 2015.
Demographic changes have made the idea of a two-state solution obsolete. The Israeli population is becoming more religious and more conservative. That makes the army more difficult to command.
Colombia’s El Paujil Bird Reserve.
Forest conservation has been a contentious issue in international climate change discussions for years, but now developing countries are embracing the need to protect their forests.
Fair trade logo in coffee. The sustainability campaign mobilized business, but is it really enough?
Businesses are crucial to action on climate change but corporate social responsibility doesn't take us far enough or fast enough. Here's why.
Christiana Figueres, la secrétaire exécutive de la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC), une personnalité incontournable de la COP21.
Inclure un plus grand nombre de femmes dans les cercles de décision des politiques environnementales est une nécessité. Voici quinze championnes du climat qui font déjà beaucoup parler d’elles.
Key player in Paris: Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Including more women in international climate negotiations will lead to better results. Here are 15 climate champions already making a difference.
Playboy bunnies are apparently out of fashion.
Playboy's decision to drop nude women from its pages represents just how mainstream hard-core pornography has become.
AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is fighting a 12-year jail sentence for arson and other crimes.
By challenging the courts, King Dalindyebo is testing the degree of impunity with which traditional leaders can get away.
Exxon’s about-face on climate science exposes the critical role of internal corporate scientists.
Exxon wasn't the only giant corporation to have climate scientists in the 1980s. Scientists at GM and Ford also honed in on climate change, but they – and their companies – took very different paths.
A woman at a traditional function in Msinga, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
The Traditional Courts Bill ignores concerns that women do not get a fair hearing. The courts tend to rule in line with patriarchal values; violating the constitution, which guarantees equality.
The ivory tower’s management gurus sometimes seem to have walled off their knowledge from the world.
It's important to reconnect management researchers with practitioners so their scholarly work is shared beyond academia.
Can Governor Baker continue to thread the needle?
Charlie Baker is the new Governor of Massachusetts and, doggone it, he likes government. Though this notion is antithetical to most elite Republican office holders, Governor Baker is firmly in the blue…