Election 2012

Election 2012

Rick Santorum is literally the worst

Santorum swamped Romney (sorry) at two caucuses and a nonbinding primary yesterday, suggesting that his candidacy is a less funny joke than previously thought. Well whatever, they’ve clearly been playing King of the Mountain all …

Politics

New poll shows Keystone XL, like energy generally, a winnable fight for Dems

Democrats can win the public opinion battle on Keystone XL, but they have to fight it.

Election 2012

Roseanne Barr wants to be the Green Party nominee for president

Roseanne Barr already told Jay Leno she planned to run for president, but back then she was going to start her own party. Now, though, she’s seriously seeking Green Party nomination for the 2012 presidential …

Election 2012

Mitt Romney ‘sings’ ‘America the Beautiful,’ ironically

Mitt Romney really likes “America the Beautiful,” as he says in this video compiled by ThinkProgress, but it’s not clear what he likes about it. It’s not the music, since he obviously has no fidelity …

Election 2012

Rocky’s road: One of the country’s greenest mayors guns for the White House

Rocky Anderson is running for president, and the third item on his to-do list (after getting the money out of politics and pulling the United States out of foreign wars) is fighting climate change. How cool is that?

Election 2012

Newt Gingrich wants to colonize the moon

Newt Gingrich is gunning to become our first nerd president, and obviously a nerd president’s first order of business is securing voting rights for the moon. (Maybe right after knighting George Lucas.) Gingrich wants to …

Politics

Clean energy is a wedge issue that favors Democrats

Overwhelming majorities of Americans support clean energy. The issue is an electoral winner for Democrats if they quit playing defense and go on the attack.

Politics

Obama makes strong call for clean energy — oh, and drilling and fracking too

Clean energy rocks. Nice people get jobs at wind-turbine plants. Oil-industry subsidies suck. We need to drill, baby, drill. And we need to frack, baby, frack. That's the takeaway from the State of the Union.

Election 2012

Newt’s win in South Carolina bodes well for climate

Newt Gingrich defied cynicism and tapped into voter anger to win South Carolina. That's what it will take to achieve large-scale climate solutions, too.

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