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Browsing the "Hillary Clinton" Tag

House Strips State Dept. of Cross-Border Pipeline Approval (Think: Keystone XL)

July 22nd, 2017 | by Jeremy Bloom

Even though Hillary Clinton is no longer in charge of the State Department, some in the GOP continue to hold a grudge. Which is why they voted to removed the State Department from the approvals chain for pipelines that cross an international border. Hey, it's petty, but it's one of the few accomplishments the House can claim so far this year

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

May 22nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Donald Trump's election was a somewhat shocking and somewhat obvious result. Shocking, in part, because Donald Trump was so thoroughly unqualified for the job, and also in part because his life and words were so contradictory to the ideals espoused by the Christian base Republican politicians focus so much attention and messaging on

Republicans’ Trump Crisis A Reflection Of Broader Issues

May 16th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Remember that there was a strong #NeverTrump campaign within the Republican Party during the primaries, and even running into the general election. Former Republican presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush reportedly did not even vote for Trump in the general election. I'm sure some other prominent Republicans didn't either. Seasoned politicians who know how government and politics work could see the train wreck coming 5 miles away

Our Real Problem With “Democracy”

February 27th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

It doesn't require complicated calculus to choose renewable energy over fossil fuels and electric transport over oil-propelled vehicles. It's just simple addition these days

Appalachia Can’t Shift From Coal To Clean Easily

February 7th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

There will be some jobs in the region due to wind, solar and geothermal energy. It's probable that they could provide tens of thousands of jobs for workers in the region. But there are never going to be close to the 785,000 coal jobs of

Fake News — Not Such A New Thing, But Harmful To Democracy

January 2nd, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Fake news has been the talk of the web since the 2016 US presidential elections. Stanford researchers warn that a psychological tendency of individuals to accept claims that align with their beliefs as true, even when the claims are not accurate, “will undermine the quality and ultimate productivity of democratic deliberation.” Who would've thunk it

1 Slim Chance To Stop Trump’s War On Cleantech & The World

November 24th, 2016 | by Chris Dragon

If you already understand how much of a danger Trump is to cleantech and the future livability of our planet, sign this petition, and this petition, share them with friends, and prepare to march in the streets between now and Dec 19th. After you sign, see Susan Kraemer's long list of more things you can do to prevent Trump's climate ruin

Kerry Reaffirms US Climate Commitments At COP22

November 16th, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert

US Secretary of State John Kerry gave one of the most important speeches this morning during the Major Economies Forum of the UN’s climate change conference (COP22) in Marrakesh, Morocco. Kerry drew attention to melting glaciers, stronger storms, and record-breaking droughts as incontrovertible evidence of climate change. "At some point, even the strongest skeptic has to acknowledge that something disturbing is happening," Kerry said

Democrats, This Is A Wakeup Call — You Better Fuckin’ Wake Up!

November 12th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

If Democrats, Greens, and Independents are disgusted at the result of the election, and super fearful of what is to come, that could lead to an unprecedented progressive movement. Donald Trump could have been a gift that indirectly produces more good than harm. But that means three things

What Is The Role Of The Media?

November 11th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

(Note: This article is genuinely about the media — not the US presidential election. Part of it, of course, is based on my understanding of the world, politicians and political parties, and the facts. So, if you are pro-Trump or Republican, I hope you can get past a few partisan statements here in order to get through the whole article, since the points of it all are non-partisan and I think very important.)

The Irony

November 5th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

We're on the verge of electing the first female president in US history (long after women won the top political positions in the UK, Germany, Norway, Argentina, Israel, India, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Bangladesh, France, Poland, Turkey, Pakistan, Peru, etc.). Yet, her final opponent has bragged about sexually assaulting women and has been accused of doing so by a dozen or more women

Make-Or-Break Politics Of Climate: Mike Mann’s Madhouse Effect

October 24th, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert

You might conclude from its title that The Madhouse Effect, one of the fall’s best book offerings, takes on the US presidential election. You’d be close -- the subject does come up repeatedly in the technical and policy discussions -- but not quite right. I enjoyed discussing it with the author recently

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