The Biden administration’s chief purpose is to narrow the economic chasm. America is bitterly divided between highly educated people who live in places that are thriving and less educated people who live in places that are left behind. That economic and social divide threatens our politics, our shared prosperity and the nation’s social fabric.David Brooks
May 26 2023
Beyond growth: speech by President Ursula von der Leyen
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, delivered this speech during the opening plenary of the Beyond Growth conference
Apr 12 2023
The man who leaked the pentagon papers is scared
Daniel Ellsberg, now 91, says “I’m leaving a world in terrible shape and terrible in all ways that I’ve tried to help make better during my...
Feb 08 2023
Davos man must pay
The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, has always been more than a little problematic. But in recent years, the annual gathering of the rich...
Jan 16 2023
Attacks on Pacific north-west power stations raise fears for US electric grid
A string of attacks on power facilities in Oregon and Washington has caused alarm and highlighted the vulnerabilities of the US electric grid.
Jan 05 2023
Physical attacks on power grid surge to new peak
People are shooting, sabotaging and vandalizing electrical equipment in the U.S. at a pace unseen in at least a decade, amid signs that domestic extremists hope to use...
Nov 20 2022
Political coverage is changing to get beyond ‘us versus them’
A more nuanced depiction of voters and issues can help newsrooms better report on elections and political campaigns.
Nov 20 2022
Can we fix our battered politics to deal with converging crises?
We live whipsawed by “polycrisis.” That’s the word historian Adam Tooze uses to describe multiple, simultaneous systemic crises that intensify as they collide,...
Oct 24 2022
The closing statement of Alla Gutnikova, an editor of Moscow student journal DOXA
I believe, as wrote Yehuda Amichai, that the world was created beautiful for goodness and for peace, like a bench in a courtyard (in a courtyard, not a court!). I...
Jul 13 2022
Framing the next paradigm and the challenge facing democratic governance with Philip W. Yun
Omega founder Michael Lerner and guest Philip Yun engaged a discussion about the nature of the struggle ahead for democratic governance in the new world we are...
Jul 27 2021
America’s (likely) violent future
Does the nation have a new lease on life? One would like to think so. Sadly, however, it looks to me as though the current period of relative calm may be brief, to be...