When corporate and public interests are in alignment, the political agenda can respond to people’s needs. But when they are not in alignment, the corporate sector increasingly seeks to define reality itself.
Politics Archives - State of the Planet
Joining the worldwide protests, students gathered on campus to push for politicians to take large-scale climate action.
We should learn from our mistake in losing Amazon and do all we can to build the growing technology industry in New York.
I believe we are in the midst of a paradigm shift in environmental politics. The idea that we must choose between economic well-being and environmental protection is being challenged.
This deal might not be good, but it’s necessary.
Policies may change gradually but the climate crisis is no longer emerging gradually and an issue for the future. The impacts of a warming planet on extreme weather and sea level rise are already being seen.
The time for a comprehensive fix for this region’s mass transit is long overdue.
The two alternative universes of red and blue America have far more in common than they seem to know. It is time to focus our attention beyond these differences and focus on the far greater areas of agreement.
Tying economic development to environmental protection is a winning political strategy.
Building infrastructure, providing emergency services, maintaining social safety nets, and ensuring public safety require an open and capable government.