The GOP’s New Front In Culture War Against Climate Science

Republicans and the fossil fuel interests that own them—along with their theoconservative ideologies—have opened up a new front in a culture war.

House Science Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Escalating a political fight over global warming. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. Michael Mann, a distinguished scientist who has had a profound impact on how climate change is scientifically understood, was invited by Democrats to speak at a congressional hearing put together by Republican Lamar Smith. The hearing was convened by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without […]

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without first setting up a

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Scandals With Traction?

Thirty-nine percent of polled Republicans convinced that the Benghazi issue is the worst scandal in American history don’t know where Benghazi is.

Forty-one percent of Republicans, according to a recent poll, think the “cover-up” of Benghazi is the “biggest political scandal in American history. Forty-three percent disagree; 74 percent think it was worse than Watergate. The noise machine is in full cry. The president lied, didn’t care about the attack, and tried to blame a video rather than

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Museum To Honor Henry Kissinger, But Is He Worthy Of Praise?

The former secretary of state’s commitment to realism in foreign policy ensures debate over his legacy will remain bitterly divided.

In recent American history, a litany of different personalities have occupied the executive office at the Harry S Truman building at Foggy Bottom. War hawks, accommodationists, international diplomats and isolationists have entered and left the position of secretary of state -- each making their distinct mark in the foreign visage of the United

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How To Catch A Dictator

Guatemala’s U.S.-backed former ruler Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide and war crimes against indigenous villagers.

Elena Caba waited more than 30 years for justice after she was raped and left for dead in a river alongside her neighbors during Guatemala’s bloody civil war. She was nine when soldiers stormed her Indigenous Ixil Maya village near Chajul in Guatemala’s western highlands and pulled her and her father out of their home before torching the town to

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Ground Control To Major Tom: International Space Station Astronaut Does Bowie

Social media-loving astronaut Chris Hadfield released a video of him performing David Bowie’s beloved “Space Oddity” all the way from space.

Social media-loving astronaut Chris Hadfield released a new treat for the Internet Sunday: a video of him performing David Bowie's beloved "Space Oddity" all the way from the International Space Station. The first Canadian commander of the ISS, Hadfield is leaving the ISS and thought he'd mark the moment with the iconic 1969 Bowie tune, which

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