Why the Democratic Debate Should Focus on Climate Change

John Locher/AP

Tonight’s CNN debate is the perfect opportunity to make the election about global warming.

How Top GOP Donors Got Jeb Bush to Facilitate a Hurricane Katrina Cruise-Ship Boondoggle

Jeb Bush

A quarter billion dollars later, the ships sat half empty.

Climate Philanthropist George Soros Invests Millions in Coal

George Soros

The billionaire has previously funded renewable energy and low-carbon initiatives and has called coal a “lethal bullet” for climate change.

Baby Sea Lions Are Dying

Sea lions in rehab at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, Calif. NOAA via Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Here’s why.

After Hurricane Katrina, Poor Black Women Were Largely Ignored, Study Says

Protesters block demolition equipment from entering a portion of the B.W. Cooper public housing complex in New Orleans in December 2007. Alex Brandon/AP

Ten years later, some women say they feel like they were better off before the storm.

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