My Nerdy Attempt to Map U.S. Biodiversity

There have been a number of times when I have wondered which states are the most biodiverse in the nation. I was surprised to discover that this information is not easily found, so I set out to make my own map and resource that would help people to easily obtain this information. And, yes, I [...]

Is the United States a Superpower Without a Partner?

Anne Applebaum, who writes for Slate and The Washington Post, has just published an excellent column where she persuasively argues that "no one wants America to be the sole global superpower, but no one wants to share the load." She uses Obama's recent trip to China and Europe's election of a new president and foreign [...]