Sarah Adams-Schoen (Touro): Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: A Local Solution to a Global Problem. A.J. McMichael (ANU): Earth as Humans’ Habitat: Global Climate Change and the Health of Populations. Roy Krovel (HiOA): Revisiting Social and Deep Ecology in the Light of Global Warming. Shi-Ling Hsu (FSU): The Accidental Postmodernists: A New Era of Skepticism in Environmental Policy. Debra Javeline (Notre Dame): The Most Important Topic Political Scientists Are Not Studying: Adapting to Climate Change. The politics of climate change stink — that's why “think globally, act locally” is back. From Our World, do we need to get radical about climate change? Brendan Barrett wonders. Uri Friedman and Svati Kirsten Narula on the UN's new focus: Surviving, not stopping, climate change. Did the Supreme Court tip its hand on climate change? Ryan Koronowski on what the Supreme Court’s latest air pollution ruling means. Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow on how to solve climate change with cows (maybe): Could better grazing patterns be the answer? Paul Krugman on crazy climate economics. Two degrees: Brad Plumer on how the world failed on climate change. Obama's last shot: The president came into office promising to make fighting climate change a priority — now, he finally seems to be getting serious about it (and more). Brothers Bill and Bob Nordhaus battle climate change on two fronts. Roger M. Cooke on deep and shallow uncertainty in messaging climate change. Why climate deniers are winning: Paul Rosenberg on the twisted psychology that overwhelms scientific consensus. Fuck Earth Day: Stop pretending that the crisis can be “solved”, that the planet can be “saved”, that business more-or-less as usual — what progressives and environmentalists have been doing for forty-odd years and more — is morally or intellectually tenable.

Nadja Dwenger (Max Planck), Dorothea Kubler (WZB), and Georg Weizsacker (Humboldt): Flipping a Coin: Theory and Evidence. Jasmine E. Harris (American): Cultural Collisions and the Affordable Care Act. Benghazi and the Bombshell: Lara Logan was a controversial boon for 60 Minutes until her discredited Libya story — can the show afford to take her back? Shavana Musa reviews Hostages in the Middle Ages by Adam Kosto. Peak GOP “voter fraud” fraud? GOP vote scheme finally imploding. The first chapter from The NSA Report: Liberty and Security in a Changing World by the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies by Richard Clarke, Michael Morell, Geoffrey Stone, Cass Sunstein and Peter Swire. Lizzie Widdicombe on the end of food: Has a tech entrepreneur come up with a product to replace our meals? (and more) Look who the folks who took down ACORN are targeting now: Right-wing operatives with links to big retailers going after worker centers like the Restaurant Opportunities Center. Good flag, bad flag: Ted Kaye, editor of Raven: A Journal of Vexillology, on how to design a great flag. Opprescious: Rightbloggers claim Condi Rice, themselves victims of liberal fascists. Austin Carson on how pretending that leaked information is secret hurts democratic debate. Kevin Roose on 10 parts of Tim Geithner’s Stress Test that won’t give you financial crisis PTSD. Americans simply don't care about peace in the Middle East: Can we really blame the president for not putting the full weight of his office behind the collapsing peace talks? East Ukraine just voted on autonomy and no one knows what comes next.

Isaac West, Michaela Frischherz, Allison Panther, and Richard Brophy (Iowa): Queer Worldmaking in the “It Gets Better” Campaign. Nan D. Hunter (Georgetown): Civil Rights 3.0. Leonore Carpenter (Temple): Getting Queer Priorities Straight: How Direct Legal Services Can Democratize Issue Prioritization in the LGBT Rights Movement. From The Jury Expert, Alexis Forbes on a (short) primer on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) culture in America. The Passion of Dan Choi: He was the poster boy for the movement to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” — now what? Michael Sam jerseys outselling NFL's No. 1 draft pick. The gay tipping point: Nico Lang on why Derrick Gordon's coming out matters. Rebecca J. Rosen on a remarkably frank examination of LGBT issues during the transformative decade between Stonewall and AIDS. Nathan McDermott on the myth of gay affluence. Jeremy W. Peters on the decline and fall of the “H” word: For many gays and lesbians, the term “homosexual” is flinch-worthy. William Kremer on the evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality. Opposites attract: The first chapter from Queer Excursions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality, ed. Lal Zimman, Jenny Davis, and Joshua Raclaw. Katherine Bucknell on Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood: Writing the script for gay liberation. A psychology test from 1936 claims to use science to tell how gay you are. Close down the gay movement — if it’s all about handing out gold stars or scarlet letters to CEOs and celebrities. The Sacha Baron Cohen of journalism: Tobias Barrington Wolff on how Jo Becker's Forcing the Spring might just be an elaborate attempt to punk her audience.