Election 2016

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Stephen Colbert contrasts Obama’s “scandals” with Trump’s disasters (video)

Remember the good old days, just a few short years ago, when the Presidential “scandal” was  Obama saluting a Marine while holding a latte? Stephen Colbert harkens back to those simpler times By Jeremy Bloom Of course, it’s hard to believe that the scandal that rocked the Clinton White House in Bill’s first 100 days was… […]

May 23rd

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

Voter suppression may have cost Hillary the election (but it wasn’t the only problem)

By Meteor Blades As Ari Berman has informed us for the past several years, voter suppression has been one of the key tools of Republicans. And since a majority of the Supreme Court signed on to such suppression with the 2013 Shelby decision eviscerating the Voting Rights Act, it’s been given freer rein, though not without court […]

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

Voter fraud? GA prosecutes black grandmother for helping others vote

By Meteor Blades In the south Georgia of my youth, black people didn’t vote. They didn’t register to vote. Doing that made them “uppity,” and in a state where lynching was not just a bad memory, obviously few people wanted that label attached to them. Things are a bit better now. But not only are old […]

November 1st

Something to look forward to: A Trump-Clinton rematch in 2020

By Meteor Blades Arrrrrrgggghhhh. Newt Gingrich says: “Donald Trump is the grizzly bear in The Revenant. If you get his attention, he’ll walk over, bite your face off, sit on you for while, and then wander off and go to sleep… All these other candidates are saying, ‘not me, I’m not doing that. Look what […]

October 29th

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

Can we please spend 9 of the debate’s 90 minutes on climate change?

By Meteor Blades Chances are we won’t hear a question from moderator Elaine Quijano about climate change tonight. Such questions just don’t make for good television, we’ve been told. Just as voters don’t put climate change high up their priority list. But we can still hope, right? We all know where Donald Trump stands on climate change: It’s […]

October 4th

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

Presidential debate – Trump lied (and lied) about climate change

By Jeremy Bloom Not only does Donald Trump lie about climate change, he lies about lying about it. At the Presidential Debate, Hillary Clinton hit him, HARD, on the subject, reminding the audience that not only does Trump deny the science, he “thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.” And he interrupted […]

September 27th

Hillary Clinton brings up climate change in the Presidential debate (but not the moderator)

By Meteor Blades Despite the fact that polls indicate most Americans put a low priority on dealing with the climate crisis (with the percentages giving it a high priority registering in just single digits), our leadership needs to make clear—in oratory and policy—that this is no single-digit matter. While there have been some important moves in the right direction the […]

September 27th

Trump vs Clinton Presidential Debate – two different realities

By Alex Samuels “When they go low, we go high.” Michelle Obama’s already-iconic words from the DNC are still echoing throughout the 2016 presidential race, and never before have they been so apropos as during the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. With brazen falsehoods and pugilistic interruptions, Trump fell far short […]

September 26th