None of the four leading Republican presidential candidates believe climate change is human caused, and none have called for any degree of action regarding climate disruption. If a GOP candidate were to become the next president, the prospects for the planet are bleak.
Gynna McMillen, a 16-year-old African-American girl who died in a Kentucky juvenile detention facility in January, is one of a growing number of Black women and girls who have died in police custody in the US. We must hold the state accountable for their deaths.
As the Democratic presidential race heats up, the debate on financial reform has taken a bizarre twist. Somehow the measure of a good reform is its ability to prevent another 2008-type financial crisis. But while it is reasonable to subject a reform agenda to the 2008 test, this should be at most a side issue.