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Ron Arnold
by | Jun 9, 2015

Warren Buffett, billionaire investor and fundraiser for President Obama, made headlines in March for blasting the White House veto of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, saying he would have passed it. Buffett emphasized his support for the pipeline despite his…

by | Jun 1, 2015

Why do so many climate-related news reports sound like propaganda written by zealous, even fanatical, environmentalists who could never be called impartial or objective? Why have reporters belonging to the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) abandoned the Society of Professional…

by | Sep 16, 2013

Will Hillary Clinton run for president? It is the question that will dominate politics for the next sixteen months. Some say Hillary has lost the edge needed to endure another grueling presidential campaign. But make no mistake: She will run,…

by | Jun 26, 2013

For many Democrats, the decision to support or oppose a particular policy or piece of legislation often hinges on a simple question: Does it alleviate pain and suffering? This pain principle informs the party’s traditional opposition to torture and the…

by | May 23, 2013

Until recently, if a pregnant woman wanted to determine the genetic health of her baby, she had to endure a series of crude and invasive tests. Early in her second trimester, she would be given a blood test called the…

by | Apr 12, 2013

Yoani Sánchez seemed exhausted when she arrived to give a talk at the Czech embassy in Washington, D.C., on a Tuesday evening in late March. The well-known Cuban blogger and dissident was in the middle of an 80-day, twelve-country tour….

by | Feb 4, 2013

The Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers is making headlines today. But it’s only a momentary diversion from what has been, and will remain, the NFL’s dominant storyline: the increasing awareness of head injuries, the escalating…

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