As a veteran newspaper reporter with only a rudimentary education in the classics, visiting Athens fed my fascination with democracy’s long struggle in the era of Xi, Putin and Erdogan.
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Right now, electric cars have the momentum and the “inevitability” narrative on their side. Is the idea of pursuing two paths forward a waste of money?
United States: Bipartisanship on the Cheap
The Growing Climate Solutions Act, if signed into law, won’t cost a lot of money, won’t hurt anybody, but won’t go far in curbing greenhouse gases.
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No government can guarantee our happiness. That depends on our own efforts and luck. But government can make it harder or easier to attain happiness.
Algae Is Not Endive: The Future of Biofuels in the United States
Endive didn’t catch on with U.S. corn farmers in 1988. Will algae catch on with oil producers in 2012?