At the Edge

Climate Change Is Happening, Here and Now

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It’s been an extraordinary six weeks for climate scientists. Any lingering doubts about the immediacy of climate impacts on the lives of Americans are now permanently laid to rest, thanks to four extensive reports from thousands of scientists.

It began with a straight-talking, no-nonsense report ...

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environment

Oligarchy Nation

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Is America no longer a democracy?

Perhaps, two political scientists say in a provocative new study making the rounds in political circles. If they’re right, it explains why certain issues with considerable popular appeal never seem to get traction at the national level in Washington.

Their ...

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democracy
wealth

God and the Gay Christian

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Matthew Vines is a courageous, extraordinary young man who is about to walk into the eye of a hurricane.


He was a sophomore at Harvard when he finally realized something he should probably have known all his life, but had pushed into the recesses of his subconscious. Matthew realized that he was ...

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LGBT rights
religion

A No-Fly List No One Bothers to Check

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The numbers are so large, it’s actually hard to imagine. Tens of millions of passports have been stolen or lost globally in the past 13 years. The names on those stolen or lost passports are sitting there, readily available, in an Interpol database. Any police or security agencies can check them,

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Asia
travel
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