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  • China and US agree, time to tax CO2 pollution into submission

    The leaders of the United States and China are right: it is worth the effort to reduce CO2 emissions. President Obama made that commitment in November as part of a U.S.-China agreement to adopt measures limiting greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades a 26-28 percent cut relative to 2005 levels by 2025 for the United States.
  • How Washington can improve the lives of ordinary Americans

    Obstruction is easy; governing is hard. This may become the watchword of the new Republican majority in Congress in 2015, as the House and Senate try to work with President Obama to confront numerous economic issues that either can't be put off or on...

    World powers can't insulate themselves from epidemics

    World powers can't insulate themselves from epidemics
      "Crises are opportunities to learn. They point to measures that will prevent the collapse of institutions when they are under extreme pressure. While the focus now is understandably on responding to Ebola, it is equally important that the crisis...

    Lawrence Summers: We can't hide from pandemics

    Lawrence Summers: We can't hide from pandemics
    Epidemics and pandemics are like earthquakes. Tragic, inevitable and unpredictable. It starts as a random event. A virus jumps species from a bird, bat or other animal to "patient zero" who passes it on to other human beings. More likely than not, over...

    David Rothkopf: How Malala can help defeat the Islamic State

    David Rothkopf: How Malala can help defeat the Islamic State
    The Nobel Peace Prize committee rightly cited the work that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi did to lead the "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education," but it was Malala's work...