Pumping the Drain

Something is hiding behind the plunging prices and seemingly grim future of the fossil fuel industry. The insurance industry‚Äôs insidious support of Big Oil shows no signs of stopping in the face of the dangers of climate change. Three years ago, Native American tribes, environmentalists, and other activists protested the construction of the Dakota Access…

On being brave

All I have been able to think about since yesterday is the girl whose story has caught wildfire, Malala Yousufzai. The fourteen-year-old activist, who received Pakistan’s highest civilian honor for her work promoting girls’ education in the Swat Valley, was shot yesterday by the Taliban in the head and neck. They “claimed responsibility”, as if,…