PetrostateStephen Harper’s Petro-State Is Built on Tar Sands

If two or three of five proposed lines are stopped, the stranding of the tar sands will escalate

By Mark Dowie

American media coverage of the tar sands has focused primarily on the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Because American and Canadian politicians and oil execs have lobbied so hard for its approval, Americans tend to believe that construction of Keystone will secure the future of the tar sands. Not true.

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The Double-Bush Judge Who Stopped Obama’s Immigration Initiative

From Texas LawyerJudge Hanen was almost certain to deliver the decision Republicans wanted

Republicans were challenging an executive action that extended temporary resident status to 4 million undocumented residents of the U.S. For these plaintiffs, filing in Brownsville was as good as forum shopping gets.

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Nuclear AtomicWatching the Nuclear Watchdog

To appreciate how flawed the process has been, a little history is needed

By Janette Sherman Read

RankineNotes of a Native Daughter

Claudia Rankine finds language that clarifies our wounds and leaves us clear-eyed

By Cyrus Cassells Read

Alan Gross CubaBungling Agent Alan Gross Becomes Change Agent in Cuba

His story reads like a script from the old spy spoof “Get Smart”

By Lou Dubose Read

cubaReform in Cuba: It’s Not about You

Cuba’s “rustic” charm—and its dysfunction—will remain for years to come

By Edel Rodríguez Read

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