Election 2020

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Progressives have good chance to move a ‘receptive’ Joe Biden to the left, says Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders told The New Yorker that he believes former Vice President Joe Biden can be pushed to the left on a number of issues if he wins the 2020 general election. By Julia Conley Common Dreams In an interview titled “Bernie Sanders Is Not Done Fighting,” the Vermont independent senator refused to “sugarcoat” his political differences with […]

June 19th

Should John Kerry be the first Climate Secretary? (He’s not even sure there should BE a Climate Secretary)

Adam Aton at Climatewire reports that former Secretary of State John Kerry isn’t showing much enthusiasm for the idea being tossed around by the presidential campaign team of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for establishing a cabinet post of climate secretary. Last year, Kerry, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and 60 other prominent people founded World War Zero, […]

April 24th

Ecoright News: Florida GOP voters want climate action

A survey commissioned by our friend at the Alliance for Market Solutions (AMS) found that 61 percent of Republican voters in Florida want the country to adopt a “balanced” approach to fighting climate change that considers both environmental and economic impacts, compared with 29 percent who said climate change is not real. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight […]

March 30th

Has your favorite candidate dropped out? Here’s a suggestion…

Primary season is a bit like Thunderdome: Ultimately, only one person emerges—a disappointment for every political activist and social media junkie whose favored candidate isn’t that person. Already there’s been plenty of disappointment this season. By Meteor Blades If you’ve enthusiastically worked in the past, paid or unpaid, for a losing candidate—presidential or otherwise—whose election you […]

March 9th

Bill Weld calls the extinction crisis a national emergency (yes, he’s running against Trump)

Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld of Massachusetts is the first to publicly announce that the wildlife extinction crisis should be declared a national emergency. Bobby Bascomb, host of the Living on Earth radio program, recently asked Weld: “Environmental groups want to create a national emergency, essentially, around the issue of biodiversity loss. How do you […]

February 22nd

Income inequality: CBS news shocks mall shoppers using actual pie to demonstrate wealth gap

Latecomers though they be, when traditional journalists start scrutinizing economic inequality after decades of pretty much ignoring it, you know the situation has reached serious levels. CBS made its reporting on the subject more palatable and understandable than the usual dry statistics and charts used to describe the situation by using actual pies—pumpkin—to demonstrate to […]

February 6th