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Islamophobia is absurd

“Comrades, do get it into your heads, this ‘lesser evil’ which year after year has been used to keep you completely out of the fight will very soon mean having to stomach the Nazis.” Keep in mind what Bertolt Brecht wrote when considering the current political climate. How is Islamophobia not an absurdity to every…

Science alone can’t save us

Former Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu gave an energy/climate talk at Stanford on May 22. Chu advocated for greater energy efficiency, more renewable energy and breakthroughs in battery and grid technology. I applaud his record in increasing America’s energy efficiency, but even steady progress is insufficient. We are on a short fuse to break the backbone of civilization and trigger a 100,000 year climate catastrophe.