How Viable Are AOC’s Green New Deal Energy Proposals? Just Ask Europe

If the U.S. ever gets around to implementing aspects of the so-called Green New Deal, Europe has a few lessons to share. When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, both Democrats, introduced their Green New Deal resolution earlier this year, it quickly sank in the Senate, largely due to Republican opposition. But its ideas […]

After Sen. Mike Lee Uses ‘Star Wars’ to Mock Green New Deal, Mark Hamill Strikes Back

The New Green Deal has a new hope: Star Wars actor Mark Hamill. On Tuesday, the beloved performer–who portrayed Luke Skywalker in several Star Wars films, most recently 2017’s The Last Jedi–used the force of Twitter to criticize Republican senator Mike Lee of Utah. Lee recently took to the Senate floor to mock the Green […]

The Case for a ‘Health New Deal’

This piece is part of an ongoing series by Boston University’s Dr. Sandro Galea on the intricacies of health care and public health. In recent weeks, talk of a Green New Deal has moved to the center of our political debate. The Green New Deal aims to address climate change by tackling the underlying socioeconomic […]

Ivanka Trump: Most Americans Want Upward Mobility, Not Guaranteed Minimum Wage

Ivanka Trump said most Americans don’t want a guaranteed minimum wage, taking a shot at the Green New Deal’s provisions for a “family-sustaining wage.” “I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something,” Trump told Fox News Channel’s Steve Hilton in an interview scheduled to air Sunday, The Washington Post reports. […]

Scientists Say Evidence for Man-Made Climate Change Has Reached a ‘Gold Standard’ of Certainty

Evidence of humanity’s cause of global climate change through atmospheric warming has reached a gold standard of certainty, said researchers in a commentary in the journal Nature Climate Change published Monday. Using a statistical analysis common in particle physics and employed in detecting the elusive Higgs Boson, scientists evaluated volumes of satellite data. The implications […]