Michael A. Cohen

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Author of Live from the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the Twentieth Century and How They Shaped Modern America and American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Divisionformer fellow at the Century Foundation; former columnist for the Boston Globe and Foreign Policy; former co-director of the Privatization of Foreign Policy Initiative at the New America Foundation, and former blogger at DemocracyArsenal.org

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Tom Hayden wrote the  Port Huron Statement , which became a blueprint for civil rights and anti-war protest in the 1960s.

Politician and anti-war activist Tom Hayden dead at 76

Tom Hayden wrote the Port Huron Statement , which became a blueprint for civil rights and anti-war protest in the 1960s.

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US Senator and presidential candidate  Bernie Sanders  is nothing if not consistent.

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On Monday, the  last presidential debate  of the 2012 campaign will center on foreign policy.

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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