FatCamera | E | Getty Images It’s a situation that appears incongruous: Congressional Democrats want to expand Medicare’s benefits while a trust fund that supports the program is facing insolvency. Indeed, some Republican lawmakers have seized on that looming problem as a reason to oppose a proposal to add dental,Continue Reading


Countries and corporations around the globe are talking up their climate credentials, pledging to achieve “net-zero” carbon emissions or become “carbon neutral” in the next few decades. But when we delve into the details, those pledges seldom live up to their promises. “I think there’s an increasing momentum behind genuineContinue Reading


Vegan chicken quick-serve restaurants like San Antonio, Texas-based Project Pollo are aiming directly at Chick-fil-A and its fried chicken sandwich as the plant-based meat industry rises against one of fast-food’s recent best-selling menu items. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images In an iconic scene from 1970’s film “Five Easy Pieces,”Continue Reading