Simon Caney (Oxford): Climate Change and Non-Ideal Theory: Six Ways of Responding to Noncompliance. Kian Mintz-Woo (Graz): Climate Economics and Normative Expertise. From Daily Nous, a symposium on philosophers on climate change. Christine Emba on the ethics of climate change: A primer. Assuming, then, that there is a right to a particular environment, what does that environment look like? From the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, a roundtable on technology’s role in a climate solution. Peter-Tobias Stoll (Gottingen): The Climate as a Global Common. Richard Schmalensee (MIT) and Robert N. Stavins (Harvard): Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Experience with Cap-and-Trade. Kemal Dervis and Karim Foda on why it’s time for a carbon tax. Is it worth trying to “reframe” climate change? Probably not. Jonathan Chait on climate change and conservative brain death.

Yes, scientists can link extreme weather events to climate change. Scientists warn of perilous climate shift within decades, not centuries. We had all better hope these scientists are wrong about the planet’s future. The coming desert: Mike Davis on the history of climate science, where discoveries of secular planetary variation — ice ages, desiccation — have always alternated with emphases on human depredation.


Mario J. Rizzo (NYU): Behavioral Economics and Deficient Willpower: Searching for Akrasia. Six years after Obamacare’s passage, haters refuse to accept reality. Bridgette Dunlap on when regulation is bad — except for abortion. Without Scalia, America’s political landscape is being transformed — and it shows just how important this year’s election will be for legal rights. Michelle Chen on the spring break’s cleanup crew: It’s the worst time to be a hotel housekeeper in Miami — the rest of the year’s pretty bad, too. Trump and Cruz are playing right into ISIS’s hands, CIA analyst warns. Rhymer Rigby on how no self-respecting adult should buy comics or watch superhero movies. Rubio is working to play a role at GOP national convention. Lynette Wilson on the sad tale of an osprey held for ransom in Haiti: TenTen’s plight reveals the unexpected perils faced by migrating birds and the unanticipated consequences of poverty.


Ed Kilgore on how electability is about to become a big and unavoidable issue in both parties’ presidential nominating contests. Public Policy Polling finds Trump most acceptable candidate to GOP; Clinton leads comfortably. A Gallup poll finds Hillary Clinton’s supporters are more enthusiastic than Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters, 54% vs. 44%. Amanda Marcotte on the strange silence about Hillarymania: Clinton fires up voters more than Bernie does, so why is no one talking about it? Michael Tomasky on how Hillary Clinton’s “hack supporters” have skin in the game, while Bernie Sanders’s dreamers not so much. Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest and trustworthy — “the ultimate proof of how the Right wing’s big lie about the Clintons has successfully poisoned not just the electorate in general, but even the progressive movement itself”.

Ben Geier on the problem with Clinton’s calls for Sanders to adjust his tone. Sean McElwee on the truth about Bernie Sanders’ youth movement: The future could be a progressive one — but only if we make it. Corey Robin on the Bernie Sanders moment: Brought to you by the generation that has no future. Andrew Raposa on vision and reality in Bernie’s revolution. Dear Bernie: Leave on a high note. Bernie Sanders supporters are going full steam ahead with #BernOrBust. Josh Marshall on Bernie or Bust: “Campaigns r intense n engrossing. At end of the day, it's not abt yr feelings”. Let’s be grateful to Susan Sarandon for exposing just how vapid and callous the left-wing #NeverHillary argument is (and more). Jeff Stein on why “Bernie or Bust” will probably go bust in November. Dan La Botz on a new politics in America: From the Sanders campaign forward, where do we go from here?

Clinton, Sanders camps insist they can mend fences. Everybody calm down: Both presidential nomination races will be competitive at least until June.


Charles Patrick Desmond Cronin (USC): Possession is 99% of the Law: 3D Printing, Public Domain Cultural Artifacts and Copyright. As the United States faces the possibility of having its first woman President, Iris Berger discusses the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Martin Belam on the difficulty of getting people to read about Lahore: You’ll see people complaining that the media doesn’t give as much prominence to terrorism atrocities outside of Western Europe as it does to those that take place in cities like Paris or Brussels — the data shows it is much, much harder to get people to read those stories. E. Alex Jung interviews RuPaul, the drag supermodel of the world, on how straight people steal from gay culture, meeting David Bowie, and why educating the youth is a waste of time. New Zealand votes to keep its flag after 56.6% back the status quo.


David Abraham (Miami): The Refugee Crisis and Germany: From Migration Crisis to Immigration and Integration Regime. Hugh Eakin on liberal, harsh Denmark: “The Danes may yet come through the current crisis a more stable, united, and open society than any of their neighbors. But they may also have shown that this openness extends no farther than the Danish frontier”. Oriane Sarrasin, Nicole Fasel, Eva Green and Marc Helbling on “Ivan S., rapist, soon to be Swiss” or when male migrants are pictured as a sexual danger. Jaume Marti Romero on the remarkable case of Spanish immigration.

Matija Kovacic and Cristina Elisa Orso (Ca Foscari): Why Do Some Countries Fear Immigration More than Others? Evidence from Europe. Adam Soboczynski on the communist roots of anti-refugee sentiment. Barbara Miltner (UC-Davis): The Mediterranean Migration: A Clash of Titans’ Obligations? Refugee crisis: Helena Smith on how Greeks opened their hearts to strangers. Liz Alderman on how smugglers prey on migrants desperate to find back doors to Europe. Merkel defends open borders for migrants amid German rift. Most Germans think the press is lying to them about refugees. Josh Rogin on how Russia is “weaponizing” migration to destabilize Europe.

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee on how the European Union is cracking down on refugees. Charlotte McDonald-Gibson on why the E.U.’s deal on migrants is immoral and illegal: An E.U. agreement with Turkey to send back refugees is against international law. A new framework for assistance that focuses on changing incentive structures for both refugees and hosts is needed. Looking beyond “the refugee crisis”, can migrants be the new agents of democracy? David Miller on how political philosophy helps us respond to Europe’s migration crisis. Detlef Gronenborn on how Europe is based on migration, cooperation and adaptation: A brief glance at long time scales.

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