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350 stands for the concentration (in parts per million) of carbon dioxide that our atmosphere can hold before climate change begins. Cool, except that, currently, we’re at 400—which is to say, Earth began to heat up long ago. May Boeve started 350.org as an undergraduate with six college friends and author and activist Bill McKibben. Today, she helps to create, spur, and champion worldwide movements to pressure companies and organizations to move away from fossil...
When Amber Scorah’s son Karl died on his first day of daycare—117 days after he was born, and on Amber's first day back at her job in publishing—she took up the fight of her life: Advocating for paid parental leave beyond 12 weeks. Amber wrote a heartrending story in the New York Times that highlighted the abysmal state of paid parental policy in the United States. Too many parents in our country, she argued, are forced to leave...
As soon as the guest schedule was released for the week, it was clear that last night's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah was going to be one to keep tabs on. The guest with Noah, now in the midst of his second year hosting the political satire program after taking over for Jon Stewart last year, was none other than outspoken conservative "pundit" Tomi Lahren, who works for Glenn Beck's online network The Blaze. If you...
I voted—without cringe or caveat—for Hillary Clinton today, and it was more heart-wrenching, more personal, and even higher-stakes than my two votes for Barack Obama (my vote for John Kerry was forgettable and lackluster, of course). I understand the position of young, first-time voters who are so woke they can't stomach voting for Hillary Clinton; I also understand millennials who cloaked their misogyny by rejecting Hillary early on, but who changed their minds; I also understand older women who initially rejected Hillary for...

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