With John Kerry Pick, Biden Selects a ‘Climate Envoy’ With Stature
Nov 23, 2020

When John Kerry served as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state, he helped steer the negotiation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, locking down commitments from nearly 200 nations — including his own — to begin to reverse the dangerous warming of the planet. Now his diplomatic task may be even tougher. On Monday, …

Why Even A Small Thanksgiving Is Dangerous
Nov 20, 2020

By Maggie Koerth We all thought we knew what kinds of places to avoid: the ballparks, the Sunday services, the packed train cars. If we didn’t want to catch COVID-19, we should stay away from crowds. That was the mantra. So we skipped the summer street parties and we did virtual church. We had a …

The Nones may be the Reason that Joe Biden is the President Elect
Nov 20, 2020

by Ryan P. Burge, Eastern Illinois University It’s been just over two weeks from election day, and the hot takes about what groups were the most important for Joe Biden’s victory have already filled up social media. I did a number of media appearances in the days after election day where I pointed to the …