Johannes Urpelainen (Columbia) and Llewelyn Hughes (George Washington): The Domestic Political Economy of Climate Change. Tomasz Lachowski (Lodz): Climate Change and Transitional Justice: Towards the Pursuit of Justice for Climate Change Victims. Anthony E. Chavez (Northern Kentucky): A Napoleonic Approach to Climate Change: The Geoengineering Branch. Jesse Reynolds (Tilburg): The International Regulation of Climate Engineering: Lessons from Nuclear Power. Timothy Meyer (Georgia): The Role of Science in Adducing Evidence of Climate Change. Connie Roser-Renouf, Neil Stenhouse, Justin Rolfe-Redding, and Edward W. Maibach (George Mason) and Anthony Leiserowitz (Yale): Engaging Diverse Audiences with Climate Change: Message Strategies for Global Warming's Six Americas. Why can't we really care about climate change? Ryan Bradley interviews McKenzie Funk, author of Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming. From CJR, can a star-studded documentary series make people care about climate change? Alexis Sobel Fitts wants to know. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to people's deaths — it's time to punish the climate-change liars. A star in a bottle: An audacious plan to create a new energy source could save the planet from catastrophe — but time is running out. Is the solution to climate change in Vancouver? Jeff Spross investigates. Charles C. Mann on how renewables aren’t enough — clean coal is the future. Inspired by “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math”, Bill McKibben brings the scary numbers behind climate change and climate chaos to the economics classroom.
George K. Yin (Virginia): Reforming (and Saving) the IRS by Respecting the Public's Right to Know. Caroline Shepard (Mississippi): “Natural” Food Labeling: False Advertising and the First Amendment. James Dwyer (Upstate): How I Got Pregnant. Can Michael Bloomberg really build a gun-control lobby bigger than the NRA? Emily Badger wonders. Harry Reid calls Bundy supporters “domestic terrorists” (not Gandhians). Unusual politics: Karuna Mantena reviews The Gandhian Moment by Ramin Jahanbegloo. Data journalism, Obamacare, and the elusive quest for fairness: Jonathan Chait on why the new data journalism really is partisan. Dylan Matthews on coming out as a porn star: Fifteen porn stars tell Vox the story of how they told their family, friends and partners about their career. That's right, America has been brainwashed gay-friendly — and you thought Will & Grace was just a funny TV show! A lot of people might dislike the invocations of "privilege" that seem so endless these days, but it's a real thing — and it's everywhere. You are too much: Hannah Black on how the Overly Attached Girlfriend’s desire isn’t oriented towards sex or even a boyfriend; both are just means to maximal intensity of feeling. Stuart Whatley on why you should disrupt yourself (and do us all a favor). What, exactly, makes something funny? Peter McGraw and Joel Warner on a bold new attempt at a unified theory of comedy (and more and more). James Fallows on why doctors still use pen and paper: The healthcare reformer David Blumenthal explains why the medical system can’t move into the digital age.
Alexander Korolev (NUS): The Ukrainian Crisis and the End of the Cold War. From FP, Counterinsurgency 101 in Ukraine: James Stavridis on how to fend off the Russians, in seven simple steps; you can't beat Putin, because he's already won: Daniel Altman on a game theory guide to understanding the cynical genius of Russia’s president; and seriously, what did you expect Russia to do? Ellie Knott on how not all ethnic Russians in Crimea have a political affinity with Moscow. Gerard Toal and John O’Loughlin on how people in South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Transnistria feel about annexation by Russia. Jessica Phelan on 7 parts of Russia that other countries could call theirs. Martin W. Lewis on Ukrainian regionalism and the federal option. Russia is an arsonist, pretending to be a fire safety inspector: Michael Weiss on the Moscow playbook — predict chaos in Ukraine, then unleash it. Xenophobic chill descends on Moscow. Angus Roxburgh on how the mood in Moscow has gone from nationalist to chauvinist. To Russia With Love: For 20 beautiful years, his homeland was open and (kind of) free — now, Keith Gessen fears, it’s closing back up. From TNR, Leonid Ragozin on how Vladimir Putin is accidentally bringing eastern and western Ukraine together; Timothy Snyder on how Ukrainian extremists will only triumph if Russia invades; and Julia Ioffe on how Russia has basically invaded Ukraine again and why Kiev isn't shooting back. Will Putin fall victim to one of history’s classic blunders? From Napoleon to Bush, there's good precedent on why it's a bad idea for Russia to invade eastern Ukraine (or go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line). What does the Geneva agreement mean for Ukraine?