U.S. President Joe Biden and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry spoke at the announcement of the Global Methane Pledge.
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Of the big pledges so far at the UN climate conference, cutting methane could have the most immediate impact.
China and the US could supercharge global climate action. But if they fail to cooperate, there will be dire consequences for all.
How big a deal is carbon leakage, anyway?
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It’s meant to stop what’s known as ‘carbon leakage’ – when production moves elsewhere to avoid climate policies – but the solution has economic, legal and environmental consequences.
Managing climate change requires a systems approach, with strategic coordination across all sectors.
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Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter explains what Biden’s “all hands on deck” approach could look like as the new administration takes on five big climate challenges.
President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet picks show a preference for ability and a desire to reengage with the world.
Sen. John F. Kennedy speaks to supporters at Chicago Stadium four days before the 1960 election.
The elections of 1876, 1888, 1960 and 2000 were among the most contentious in American history.
One of these men will walk away from the 2020 race a loser. But who?
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For the winner, it’s the achievement of a lifetime. For the loser, not so much.
Legendary New York City columnist Jimmy Breslin, right, ready to do shoe-leather journalistic research in a bar, said preelection polls were “monstrous frauds.”
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There was a time when well-known journalists resented preelection polls and didn’t mind saying so. One even said he felt “secret glee and relief when the polls go wrong.” Why did they feel this way?
Joe Biden removes a face mask before speaking at a Delaware rally on June 30.
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In general, a candidate’s choice for second-in-command doesn’t directly swing voters. But it can reveal insights into who the candidate really is and how they might operate once in office.
Oh no he didn’t.
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Food might seem like an easy way to appeal to the masses. But when politicians wade into local food customs, they do so at their own risk.
A Honduran migrant lies on a riverbank as Mexican police move away from tear gas fired by U.S. agents at the Mexico-U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 25, 2018.
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President Donald Trump’s deployment of inflammatory rhetoric about immigration is now in action. Here’s why Canadians should be alarmed by populism that preys upon people’s insecurities.
The American people used to get more information in common.
Micro-targeted online advertising has destroyed how Americans share experiences and a common knowledge base. The fix for this societal and political problem is as simple now as it was in 1840.
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As in comedy, timing can be vital in politics too. To say outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry’s criticism of Israel is a bit late is putting it mildly. No matter how valid some of Kerry’s belated observations…
Senator John F. Kennedy speaks to supporters at Chicago Stadium four days before the 1960 election.
While it’s unprecedented to call an election ‘rigged’ before voting has even taken place, there is a history of candidates crying foul after suspicious results.
Some Americans are fearful of allowing Syrians to resettle in the U.S.
The US has met its goal for resettling Syrian refugees in 2016, and will aim to take in 110,000 more in 2017. A migration expert examines whether fears of their arrival are well founded.
Street protests in Turkey are denouncing the ‘traitors’, but the government has offered little solid evidence against those it accuses of plotting a coup.
The Turkish government is accusing the Gülen movement of being behind the recent coup attempt, but there are reasons to doubt the claim.
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The world has singularly failed to find a path forward for Syria – or to stop the Assad government flagrantly violating all efforts to stop the conflict.
The Free Syrian Army standing lookout.
On February 11 a Syrian ceasefire was signed in Munich. Few are optimistic it will hold. Why? Because, argues one Middle Eastern scholar, world leaders are ignoring key realities.
After a missile hit in Damascus.
Why there’s a slender – a very slender – chance for working out a settlement at upcoming talks in New York.
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John Kerry and 20 diplomats came together Saturday to seek a way toward peace in Syria. A former Indian ambassador to Syria believes good progress was made.