Election 2012

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Paul Ryan’s plan: Screw clean energy

By Andrew Meggison [This was originally published as part of our coverage of the 2012 election. With Paul Ryan back in the news, we thought we’d remind everyone of how monumentally lousy Paul Ryan is on clean energy…] Paul Ryan is the new face of the Grand Old Party (GOP) these days; so Gas2 felt it would […]

October 21st

David Brin: Can Saint George Soros (or some other gazillionaire) save America?

By David Brin Mention George Soros anywhere on the far-right and you’ll get fulminations.  To Republicans, Soros is an aristocratic mastermind who swore to “spend whatever it takes” to end the Bush-Neocons’ grip on political power in America… a vile plutocrat, striving to trample the will of plain-folks, along with the populist GOP that protects them. Glenn Beck […]

February 19th

Rand Paul’s Tea Party response to the State of the Union 2013 (Text + video)

(Note: There is nothing green whatsoever in this speech. If you’re looking for a shred of environmentalism from Rand Paul, don’t waist your time – go watch Stephen Colbert instead.) More state of the Union coverage: The Green elements of the SOTU (a LOT!) SOTU Reactions (plus Drinking Game!) Obama’s full speach (text + video) Rubio’s GOP response (text […]

February 12th

Marco Rubio’s GOP response to the State of the Union 2013

GOP State of the Union Response by Senator Marco Rubio, as Prepared for Delivery Watch the speech, then read the full text… More state of the Union coverage: The Green elements of the SOTU (a LOT!) SOTU Reactions (plus Drinking Game!) Obama’s full speach (text + video) Rand Paul’s Tea Party tap dance (text + video) Good evening. I’m […]

February 12th

The Second Inaugural Address of President Barack Hussein Obama

We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations… THE WHITE HOUSE   Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________ EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY January 21, 2013 Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 21, 2013 […]

January 21st

Climate Change Deniers Run House Committees

Surprised?  No. But there was some part of me that held out just a little hope that someday, somewhere out there, a reasonable Republican congressman (HA!) would find him or herself in a position of power to do something about, or at least, support, some small effort to mitigate climate change. Alas (and again), not […]

December 10th

The Simpsons explain the Fiscal Cliff

Wondering about the fiscal cliff, or fiscal curb, or fiscal speedbump? Who better to explain the mess than the Simpsons’ own master of all things fiduciary, Montgomery Burns? (For a more scientific look, check out David Brin’s explication.)

December 6th

Gerrymanders vs moderation – 2012’s surprising Congressional results

By David Brin Gerrymandering – I appraised it back when most blue and red states shared equally in this crime against democracy. Now, big changes are afoot, at long last, and reform has veered in unexpected ways. Prepare for several surprises. First a little background. Post-election, shallow rationalizations fingerpoint at California, where Democrats increased their control over the legislature to […]

November 19th

James Howard Kunstler: The GOP is lost to the Birchers

By James Howard Kunstler The verdict is apparently in: if Fox News will replace its current heraldic theme music with a mariachi band, and Sean Hannity puts on a sombrero for his nightly broadcast prayer circle, then the Republican Party will once again rule the land… …Not – in the immortal word of Borat Sagdiyev. […]

November 13th

David Brin’s election round-up – The road ahead

By David Brin While I am relieved to have the U.S. election behind us, I’ll be disengaging from politics in stages. As a contrarian gadfly, I’m expected to toss some unusual, off-angle suggestions at both winners and losers. But first… a mere tad of gloating, plus some riffs about libertarians, marijuana, gay marriage, science and etcetera! 1) […]

November 12th