Aya-Told Me Not to Run: How Some Moderates Hold the Keys To Power in Iran

Aya-Told Me Not to Run: How Some Moderates Hold the Keys To Power in Iran

William Robertson, Senior Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Business & Politics, Featured

The inaugural honeymoon for President Ahmadinejad was short-lived. When the results announced a landslide victory for the newly minted president, his defeated reformist opponent took to social media with accusations of electoral fraud and claimed himself as the true winner. Western intelligence agencies...

Easy Comey’s A Go: Foothill Professor Mark Harmon on Comey’s Firing

Easy Comey’s A Go: Foothill Professor Mark Harmon on Comey’s Firing

Mark Harmon, Contributer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Business & Politics, Featured

Editor's Note: We solicited comment from the Professor on Friday May 12th. On Tuesday May 16th, a story from the New York Times indicated that Comey seemed to have created a paper trail of all the conversations between former director James Comey. As a result of this article, the chair of the House...

Op-Ed: Climate Change is Racist

Op-Ed: Climate Change is Racist

Atlanta Rydzik, Contributor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Business & Politics

When someone mentions climate change, you might subconsciously conjure up an image of a mother polar bear and her two cubs trudging across a melting ice cap. You might even picture your neighbor’s gas guzzling SUV, polluting the air children inhale, damaging their lungs. Viewing climate change from a p...

Foreign Aid Once Again Becomes the Focus of Budget Cuts. This is Wrong.

Foreign Aid Once Again Becomes the Focus of Budget Cuts. This is Wrong.

William Robertson, Senior Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Business & Politics

What do tea partier Marco Rubio and progressive Bernie Sanders have in common? Support for USAID. This chief foreign aid provider has been a popular political pinata for years, but now that there is a possibility for draconian cuts to foreign aid, staunch conservatives like Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell and John McCain have aligned ...

Power Politics: The Race to Dam the Mekong is Shortsighted

Power Politics: The Race to Dam the Mekong is Shortsighted

April 14, 2017
Filed under Business & Politics

In 146 BCE, the Romans laid waste to the city of Carthage, killing or enslaving the population of 400,000. The Conqueror Scipio Africanus-- weeping in his moment of victory-- turned to his mentor and said “all cities, nations, and authorities must, like men, meet their doom” thinking of his beloved...

Market Meltdown: Nuclear is an Expensive Way to Reduce Emissions

Market Meltdown: Nuclear is an Expensive Way to Reduce Emissions

Senior Editor, William Robertson
April 14, 2017
Filed under Business & Politics

In the early 1950s, many energy experts envisaged a “nuclear age”-- a world harnessing the power of the atom to provide cheap, clean energy for everyone. Nuclear energy never climbed above 10% of global energy generation. As America struggles to find a new landscape for energy production, the old...

Op-Ed: Revolution and Evolution

Op-Ed: Revolution and Evolution

William Robertson, Senior Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Business & Politics

This year’s auspicious centenaries-- the Russian Revolutions-- has certainly not slipped the notice of the man in the Kremlin-- although you wouldn’t know this from his silence. Nor should it slip ours. The proximate cause of the first revolution was the shutdown of the capital city due to massi...

To Stop Climate Change, Drill Baby Drill

To Stop Climate Change, Drill Baby Drill

William Robertson, Senior Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Business & Politics

In 1990, the US’ total CO2E (CO2 equivalent) output was roughly 5 gigatons per year. Emissions rose steadily over almost 2 decades, peaking at 6 gigatons around 2008. Since then, US emissions have fallen to 5.6 gigatons. At first this was likely due to the global economic downturn in 2008-09. Indeed,...

Charging Up: Tesla’s Position Strengthens

Charging Up: Tesla’s Position Strengthens

Sanghui Han, Contributor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Business & Politics, Featured

Climate change creates pain that is both acute and chronic for humans.  Some level of crisis and disaster will befall humanity-- indeed, most climate researchers are in accord that climate change is already having tangible impacts on human lives. Reducing carbon emissions-- even dramatically-- would not ...

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