February 28, 2010 It's a fairly big deal that Wal-Mart announced plans to reduce 20 million tons of greenhouse-gas emissions from its suppliers by 2015. But Bradford Plumer wonders if this could really offset the company's damage.
February 28, 2010 Thursday's summit only repeated points that have been made countless times over the past year by both sides. It seems likely that the public will react in larger numbers by agreeing with the Republican view that the bill the Democrats are pushing is hopelessly flawed.
February 28, 2010 Mass violence destabilizes countries and entire regions, threatening to spread trafficking in drugs, arms, and persons, as well as infectious disease pandemics and youth radicalization. Genocide is not just a moral issue but threatens the national security of the United States.
February 28, 2010 It was inevitable that interest in local, sustainable, ethical eating would lead back to hunting. Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf shares her experience attending a wild-game-friendly dinner party.
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February 27, 2010 Why did so many of the male politicians sitting around the health care summit table wear powder blue ties?
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February 26, 2010 Figure skater Johnny Weir gets called "flamboyant" an awful lot. But Trey Graham argues that Weir's transgressive aesthetic is a lot more than just showy — and that when he talked back to Canadian commentators who'd questioned his gender, the skater proved what serious manhood is all about.
February 26, 2010 We're at the end of Black History Month and commentator Sam Sanders, tired of the same old "fun facts" about George Washington Carver's peanut inventions, thinks next February needs a jump-start.
February 26, 2010 Jeffrey H. Anderson of The National Review says that several things were accomplished at the summit. The Democrats failed to make their case — which, in itself, was an accomplishment of sorts for the country.
February 26, 2010 Because America couldn't manufacture the Kindle, the locus of future related innovation has potentially shifted abroad. Mark Muro from The New Republic explains the costs of that could be grave.
February 26, 2010 John Nichols of The Nation says the gathering at Blair House needed the actual range of ideas that members of Congress entertain with regard to health-care reform. He asks where the Republican alternative and Medicare-for-All were in the discussion.
February 26, 2010 With only a few more days to go until the end of the games, Russia so on track for its worst Winter Olympics showing in history. Miriam Elder of Foreign Policysays that the embarrassment behind their 13 medals has prompted sharp consequences for Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko.
February 26, 2010 Colbert Williams was just 16 when he became a father. He raised his son as a single dad. Now Colbert is 30, and his son, Nathan, is a teenager himself. Recently the pair talked about raising children
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February 25, 2010 Listeners respond to the interview with Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, and one listener points to a curious trend on the show. Robert Siegel reads from listeners' e-mails.
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February 25, 2010 With national unemployment hovering just below ten percent, UI benefits will end for one million Americans on February 28th, and for four million more, in the months that follow if Congress fails to take immediate action. The Nation's Peter Rothberg says a renewal needs to happen.
February 25, 2010 The politics of passing the skinny version of the Obama administration health care reform bill aren't as simple as they may seem. The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn says it would be an accomplishment, but nobody would mistake it for "success."
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