Politics

Fact checking the union: Clean energy and global warming

A closer look at the SOTU’s energy claims

Last night, as President Bush stepped to the well of the House floor to deliver his final State of the Union address, at least one thing was clear -- this president is a big fan …

Bush blinks -- at least a little

Waxman wins a round in battle over EPA car scandal

Score one round this morning for Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Waxman's panel is among those investigating the Bush administration's decision -- contrary to EPA staff advice …

Bush rehashes same ol’ environmental ideas in final State of the Union speech

In his last State of the Union address on Monday night, President Bush called for “an international agreement that has the potential to slow, stop, and eventually reverse the growth of greenhouse gases.” But don’t …

Robust SOTU debunkery

Wow, if you want a full-meal-deal debunking of the SOTU, point your browser over to ThinkProgress. They’re dismantling the poor thing line by line. There’s the section on energy: Bush said: "Let us fund new …

Responses to the SOTU …

… from Clinton, Obama, and Edwards. None of them mention climate or energy. Here’s Obama’s on video:

Sebelius Dem response desultory liveblogging

[UPDATE: Full text of Sebelius’ remarks here.] Obama-esque post-partisan soothing words. A “new American majority.” We’re all one big happy family! Jobs, homes, jobs. Results. Working together. Getting the job done. Relentless pragmatism. Now, when …

SOTU desultory liveblogging

Blah blah blah. You know, the guy uses so much flim-flammery, so many deceptive code words, so many feints and misdirections, it’s almost like he’s speaking a different language. I have utterly lost the ability …

Sebelius backing down?

New ‘air of cooperation’ between Kansas state gov’t and coal companies

This evening, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius will give the Democratic rejoinder to Bush’s SOTU speech. There has been quite a bit of speculation — here on Grist, among other places — about Sebelius’ possible fitness …

Eco-yoot loot

Three recognition contests for young eco-hero/ines

There are now three, count 'em, three great ways for kids to get recognition, mentoring, media opportunities, and cold hard cash for their grassroots eco-leadership. You've probably heard of one or two of these, but …