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Tacloban, the Philippines, in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

We always knew they would be first.

The horrors of climate change are unfolding around the world with smothering heatwaves, agricultural losses from flooding, and drought — higher storm surge along with powerful and deadly cyclonic windstorms armed with heavy rainfall and wildfire. The United States and other developed nations experience every

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So this is my first post since August 25

which is the longest I have ever gone silent here since joining this site during the 2004 cycle in December, 2003. Given how visible I have been here, I thought I owed the community some explanation for my silence. Let me start by noting that

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Sentence First, Trial After (and Make it Snappy)

Republicans are now openly admitting that it doesn’t matter what crimes the House finds Trump committed; they will make the Senate trial as short as possible and find him not guilty. GOP senators say that if the House passes articles of impeachment against President Trump

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Ladies First

I’d never seen Lilly Ledbetter, the woman for whom the Fair Pay Act was named; but on Tuesday night, I had the opportunity to watch her on TV, speaking at the Democratic Convention. My first thought was, “Oh, she’s just like me.” The first piece