[OPINION] Tear Down This Wall: Celebrating Victories Over Communism On World Freedom Day

Saturday, Nov. 9, marks the 24th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is an important date in the history of human civilization. President Ronald Reagan’s demand, “President Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” constitute some of the most memorable words spoken in the last century.

[OPINION] The Climate Change Era Is Already Upon Us

Cyclone Phailin makes landfall in India earlier this month. Photo courtesy Save the Children, via European Commission/flickr.

We have been given a sobering glimpse into the speed of our changing climate and the vulnerabilities of our world. It turns out we must focus greater attention to the tropics, where so much of humanity and wildlife live, and to our oceans.

[OPINION] Obama, NSA Spying & The Dangers Of Secretive, Authoritarian Government


Recent reports indicating that President Obama was aware of and personally approved an NSA program that involved spying on the personal communications of various international leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, have once again highlighted the deception and intransigence of the Obama administration in dealing with the revelations that the National Security Agency has been acting outside the bounds of the law, sucking up electronic communications the world over.