Election 2016

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Hillary Clinton says NO to Keystone XL pipeline. (Finally!)

It took a while, but Hillary Clinton has finally taken a stand for the environment and come out against the climate-killing Keystone XL pipeline. It seems she’s been preparing for this, since it didn’t come out in a major press statement, but rather in response to a question from a student in Iowa. NPR reports: “I think […]

September 22nd

Trump spouts more BS on climate change after GOP debate

By Meteor Blades In the three grueling hours of Republican debate Wednesday night, three of the candidates spent three whole minutes talking about climate change. In doing so, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie and Scott Walker followed what has become a general Republican shift toward avoiding outright denial about the crisis we face. But they were […]

September 17th

Donald Trump’s bullshit vs the real deal

By Meteor Blades One thing in the boatload of irksomeness that is Donald Trump is that he makes such ridiculous statements about important issues that the in-depth national discussion of them that we should be having is drowned out by the inevitable and wholly understandable guffaws and head shaking about his overall wackadoodliness. That’s the […]

August 21st

Hillary breaks with Obama by opposing Arctic drilling

By Jeremy Bloom In general, Hillary’s stand on clean energy has been great. And now she’s broken with one of the worst aspects of Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, and said right out that Arctic drilling is a bad idea. The Arctic is a unique treasure. Given what we know, it's not worth the risk of drilling. […]

August 20th

Why Republicans will vote for Bernie Sanders

Thom Hartman thinks that Republicans will eventually vote for Bernie Sanders over Donald Trump. Yes, even Republicans. Hartman points to recent polling that shows that on basic economics, Sanders is talking the talk of mainstream America: Like Bernie, 75 percent of Americans poll support fair trade that “protects workers, the environment, and jobs.” 71 percent support giving […]

August 20th

The Spectacle So Far

By James Howard Kunstler Yes, there is such a thing as “the public,” a term that derives from the ancient Latin, populous (the people), via publicus (of the people), via old French, public — pertaining generally to the mass of adults dwelling in a polity, a society under (political) governance. In the USA, government is […]

August 10th

Where Candidates Fear to Tread

By James Howard Kunstler That the snarkier circles of political commentary thrill to the elephantine bellowings of Donald J. Trump only shows the pathetic limitations of the snarkists. They enjoy Trump’s filterless mouth, his harsh goadings of the other presidential wannabes, and his supposed telepathic empathy for the suffering public outside the magic kingdom of […]