Truthout Stories Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:15 -0400 en-gb A Rising Tide Only Lifts All Boats When Everyone Has a Boat ]]> Opinion Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:58:03 -0400 Let's Treat Assad Fairly - Like Any Other Pro-West Dictator in the Middle East

The US government's unwillingness to overthrow the Assad government in Syria should not be a litmus test of US commitment to promoting democracy and human rights in the Middle East.

Opinion Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:39:31 -0400
Reflecting on Ferguson: When the Cops' Safety Is "Number One"

2014 827 safe fwPolice vehicles are prepared for the evening at the end of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 22, 2014. (Photo: Richard Perry / The New York Times)

After St. Louis police shot and killed another young black man last week just a few miles from the ongoing protests sparked by the Ferguson police killing of Michael Brown, law enforcement officials are reiterating that police officer safety is their first priority.

News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:54:27 -0400
Michael Brown's Funeral Buried in Media Circus ]]> News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:43:53 -0400 There's Something Wrong in America: Michael Brown's Funeral Sparks Calls for an Enduring Movement ]]> News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:01:35 -0400 The Islamic State, Assad, and the Contradictions Faced by the US in Syria ]]> News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:50:51 -0400 With This Decade's Climate Policy, Expect More Warming Than if Nothing Was Done at All

2014 827 clim fwThe Navajo Generating Station in Arizona. It removes up to 90 percent of global cooling sulfate emissions, but the majority of coal fired generation in the U.S. does not. (Photo: Bruce Melton)

Since 1986, we have emitted as much carbon dioxide as we emitted in the prior 236 years, yet climate policy has only become approximately 13 percent more stringent. New knowledge suggests currently proposed policy will likely cause more warming in critical short-term time frames than if nothing was done at all. 

News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:13:07 -0400
The False Narrative of Calm in Ferguson ]]> News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:58:56 -0400 Auto Mileage Reports Should Reflect Reality ]]> Opinion Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:31:46 -0400 The Time for Burning Coal Has Passed ]]> News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:06:59 -0400