Election 2016

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James Howard Kunstler – Going to financialization hell in a handbasket of deplorables

As our politicos creep deeper into a legalistic wilderness hunting for phantoms of Russian collusion, nobody pays attention to the most dangerous force in American life: the unraveling financialization of the economy. By James Howard Kunstler Financialization is what happens when the people-in-charge “create” colossal sums of “money” out of nothing — by issuing loans, […]

Why Did Republicans (& Some Independents) Fall For The Trump Con?

The people of the United States live in bubbles. We each fall into certain subcultures that have a lot of influence over what we think, what we feel, and what we are interested in discussing. In politics, subcultures are obsessively collected and fought over (via messaging/branding, if not policy) and major political parties do their best to motivate […]

May 22nd

Trump’s SCOTUS pics are totally unfit

By Meteor Blades While Donald Trump has been announcing despicable choices for his cabinet and other high posts that could easily be top contestants for Keith Olbermann’s old Countdown feature: “Worst Person in the World,” there hasn’t been much talk lately about his likely choices to fill positions that could shape U.S. policy for decades after his […]

November 22nd

Will Trump keep his climate-trashing promises?

By Meteor Blades In Marrakesh, Morocco, it’s the third day of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): COP22. On the agenda there for climate activists is acknowledging that, however historic, the pledges of reduced emissions that the nations of the world made when they signed onto the Paris Climate Agreement […]

November 9th

Robert Redford wants YOU to vote for climate hawks

Robert Redford and the League of Conservation Voters have a message to everyone who believes Climate Change Action is needed: If you’re like me, you’ve probably been watching this political season with disbelief. It’s easy to want to ignore it altogether. With Election Day just over a week away, please fight that impulse. The future of our […]

November 1st

How YOU can help send climate hawks to Congress

By RL Miller We’re building a furious storm to help Climate Hawks Take The House. Four years ago this week, the fossil-fueled Superstorm Sandy struck our nation, killing 160 of our fellow Americans. Millions of people called for swift climate action — but it never came. With Republicans running the House of Representatives, they’ve instead […]

October 27th

Florida’s Amendment 1 is a utility-backed anti-solar scam

By Meteor Blades The solar power companies of Florida said it. The Tampa Bay Times said it. The Miami Herald said it. The Orlando Sentinel said it. The League of Women Voters said it. The Green Party of Florida, the Libertarian Party of Florida, the Christian Coalition, the AFL-CIO, the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida, the Capital […]

October 19th

Vote in climate hawk Democrats to break the power of Big Oil

By RL Miller I spent the end of summer 2015 watching SB350, a big climate bill, get gutted in the California legislature. Chevron and Exxon freaked out over a bill requiring a 50% reduction in petroleum use in California by 2030, and they convinced a big group of so-called moderate Democrats in the state Assembly […]

October 3rd