Category Archives: Survival

The democratic tug-of-war

In his Op-Ed piece in the 5/24/14 online New York Times, Shadi Hamid presents an interesting quandary: the illiberalism of Islamic religion conflicts with democracy, at least as that term is understood in the more liberal West. While he hints … Continue reading

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Guinea Pigs in the Climate Change Debate

Valerie Richardson’s report in the Washington Post on the latest testimony before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee illuminates the complex and intractable problems we face in making decisions. On the face of it, the testimony was the typical … Continue reading

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A Darker Shade of Green

Long before the news stations announced that the apples might be ready early this year, I saw the over achievers spring up in the makeshift landscapes of the Farmers Market stalls, bold and firm in their pristine sacks swaggeringly red … Continue reading

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