Out of the Ashes, a New Notre-Dame Cathedral

ParisFor many years, Philippe Villeneuve has worn above his heart a tattoo of a stained-glass rose window from Notre-Dame. Inked on his left arm are two more images from this, the most beloved of all Christian cathedrals. One is of the great organ, the other of its...

Patricia Hidalgo-Gonzalez Wants to Strengthen the Grid

The United States’ power grid is in trouble. Much of the country’s energy comes from nonrenewable resources that contribute to climate change. And as the resulting climate crisis brings more frequent heat waves, wildfires, and freezes, demand on the grid becomes...

Will Brazil Go Back to the Left?

When Brazilians vote Sunday to choose their next President, the stakes will be high for South America’s largest democracy—and for the Western Hemisphere. There are multiple candidates on the ballot, but this is a two-man race: Two-term former president Lula da Silva,...

It’s Time to Reframe the Story of Climate Inequity

In 2011, DTE Energy Company removed 1,200 streetlights from the city of Highland Park, Michigan. A Black working-class suburb of Detroit that was once a boom town for the automotive industry, Highland Park was on the verge of bankruptcy. Unable to pay DTE the $4...

The Democratic Stock Trading Ban

After months of moral panic, House Democrats this week released a bill to ban federal officials from owning individual stocks, but its sheer breadth is a reason for second thoughts. The evidence is thin that this addresses any real problem, while it will deter...