The next time you're cornered by an oil-guzzling blowhard, or even someone who honestly believes the Keystone XL pipeline is a good thing, here are the arguments and the information you'll want to have at your fingertips.
As the camera pans around the Capitol chamber for President Obama’s State of the Union address, see if you can spot the representatives from the state of Oil: four avid supporters of the Keystone XL Pipeline who will attend the speech as the guests of House Speaker John Boehner.
Congress is busy trying to wreck the internet again in the name of cracking down on piracy. Today, Grist joins many other online groups in opposing the latest proposals to, in effect, censor the online world.
Today, Grist is switching our publishing system. You shouldn't notice any big changes for now. But since this is technology we're dealing with here, glitches are always possible -- so help us out and let us know if you see any.
There was only one last-ditch demand Republicans in Congress rallied around in the end-of-year budget negotiations that concluded today — a black line in the tar sands drawn by the conservative legislative machine. In order to approve a payroll tax-cut extension — a measure that the GOP’s tax-hating ranks already support in theory and that’s widely understood to be an effective stimulus to our sagging economy — Republicans held out on a single, make-or-break issue. Democrats could have a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut — but only if they let Republicans pursue a gambit to get the Keystone …
Occupy Wall Street could be the first step towards a saner, smarter future -- and Grist is there with you to help make sense of it.
Two sensationalist videos about government food assistance have gotten the attention of conservatives recently. One may not be what it seems.
When I first hung out my shingle as a freelance writer, I tacked a postcard over my desk. It showed a picture of the earth from space against a black background and a quotation from the pioneering naturalist John Muir: "When we try to pick out something b