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.
Danny Katch is a socialist, activist and humor writer. He is the author of America’s Got Democracy! The Making of the World’s Longest Running Reality Show, published by Haymarket Books.