Politics

Politics

Further evidence that impotence leads to arson

Am I crazy, or is the Earth Liberation Front website sponsored by Viagra? (via Dan Shapley)

Food

Why the USDA wants to stop local food

This is one of those "in case you missed it" kind of posts. In yesterday's New York Times, Minnesota farmer Jack Hedin wrote an op-ed that shows very clearly how the federal deck is stacked …

Climate & Energy

The core progressive issue in the fight over climate legislation

The following post was originally published on The Nation’s guest blog, Passing Through, where I was in residence throughout February. It is a rudimentary introduction to cap-and-trade and the question of allocating permits, an argument …

Climate & Energy

Green advocates urged to be reasonable

In last month’s print edition of The American Prospect, Chris Mooney had an article called "This will mean the world to us," about what a new president and Congress could and should do on climate …

Politics

Tina Fey: ‘Bitch is the new black’

If you watch to the end of this, you’ll find a spirited defense of Hillary Clinton. I was recently scolded for only posting Obama videos, but the thing is, all the interesting/funny videos this campaign …

Politics

Will.i.am. releases new video for Obama

Among those I know, reaction to this new will.i.am video has been unanimous: “Is that Theo Huxtable?!”

Politics

Scientist with concerns about chemical removed from EPA panel

An award-winning toxicologist was removed from a U.S. EPA panel reviewing the potential health dangers of deca, a flame retardant widely used in electronics, after the American Chemistry Council claimed she was biased. Deborah Rice …

Climate & Energy

Clinton talks up clean energy at Houston energy summit

The Greater Houston Partnership held an energy forum Thursday to which all of the presidential candidates were invited and only one showed up: Hillary Clinton. Surrounded by folks from the energy industry, days before the …

Climate & Energy

ABEC ads in Ohio

Listen Play a creepy coal ad, by ABEC Speaking of fossil shenanigans, check out the blitz of advertising coal front group ABEC is running in Ohio in advance of the presidential primary there. I’ve been …