Scientists know how to cure many of the ills plaguing the high seas -- that is, ocean waters farther than 200 nautical miles from shore, beyond the jurisdiction of nations.
Greensboro, North Carolina, is the first Southern city to give citizens direct control over a slice of public spending, and hopefully it won't be the last.
Dennis Trainor, Jr. is the host and producer of Acronym TV. He has also produced and directed the documentaries American Autumn: an Occudoc and Legalize Democracy. Follow him on twitter (@DennisTrainorJr).