Economic hardship and nationalism are gutting climate action. You, too, are in denial of climate change: Americans believe in climate change, but not climate action. Philosophers have been talking about skepticism for a long time — some of those insights can shed light on our public discourse regarding climate change. Climate gut check: Beneath the jargon, a new UN report serves up a revolutionary response to climate change. Is a Green New Deal possible without a revolution? Joshua Alvarez on the case for a Green New Deal. Have the Democrats hit a tipping point on climate change? As activists storm Capitol Hill, the issue is rising in importance within the party. The nihilism of moderation: When the survival of the planet is at stake, calls for moderation and compromise aren’t a mark of adult politics — they’re a threat to civilization.


Maura Priest (Arizona State): Patriotism: Commitment, not Pride. Alex Ward on 4 main takeaways from new reports on Russia’s 2016 election interference (and more and more and more). The detention of Huawei’s CFO is legally justified — why doesn’t the U.S. say so? (and more) More powerful than a Russian troll army: The National Enquirer. In Roma, Texas, residents must choose: Help Border Patrol, or border crossers? Don’t blame Jakelin Caal’s death on her father — US policies did this. Google’s secret China project “effectively ended” after fight. Obamacare was just ruled unconstitutional in Texas, but the case does Republicans no favors. Hungary’s prime minister stole the country’s democracy — how Hungarians are rising up.

From the Chronicle of Higher Education, Emma Pettit on how Kevin Kruse became history’s attack dog. Why Vladimir Putin is a terrible strategist. Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal. When did British politics become such a farce? The case for holding a second Brexit referendum (and more). Robert Mueller’s legal masterpiece: The special counsel has spun a web of investigations that draw closer to Trump every day (and more). Facebook does not care about facts — and their fact-checker rebellion proves it. The rise, lean, and fall of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. The death of The Weekly Standard brings jeers and tears. Rachael Dottle and Galen Druke on how America’s electoral map is changing.

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