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This site contains more than two hundred articles I’ve written for various publications. Please use the “More Clips” link at the bottom to scroll through more stories, or use the “Search the Site” bar on the right to look up articles by subject.

Our Endangered Values

The former president traces America’s “moral crisis” to the rise of fundamentalism.

(Mother Jones, June 2, 2006)

Tuvalu Map

Adapting on the Atoll

As Tuvalu faces the threat of climate change, residents try to balance adaption against migration.

(Alicia Patterson Reporter, Spring 2009)

Key to the Castle

In November, John Key led his National coalition to victory and became New Zealand’s third prime minister of Jewish descent.

(World Jewish Digest, November 2008)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Samoa

A journey to the famous writer’s final resting place

(National Geographic Traveler’s Intelligent Travel, October 8, 2010)

More Money, More Problems

Despite historic campaign finance reform, money still rules politics.

(Mother Jones, December 3, 2004)

Primary Voters Aren’t Radical

Commentary: Contrary to perception, voters in early primaries prefer safe, centrist candidates.

(The New Republic, September 1, 2006)

10 Massive Screw-Ups in Paleontology

Fossils rarely do scientists the courtesy of showing up intact, so putting them together is like solving a jigsaw puzzle. A tough one. Without a picture on the box to go by. It’s no wonder a few old bones have made some of the world’s smartest scientists look so stupid.

(Mental_Floss, July/August 2007)