Politics

Energy in the Democratic platform

Here’s a selection from the Democratic platform (PDF), final draft released Friday. What do you think? — New American Energy In the local platform hearings, Americans talked about the importance of energy to the economy, to national security and to …

John McCain, who has missed several crucial energy votes, says he hasn’t

This is McCain interviewing Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute: "I have not missed any crucial vote." Says Satyam at ThinkProgress: McCain’s has actually missed several "crucial" energy votes. In July alone, he missed every single energy vote brought to …

Department of Energy flushes $15 million down the hydrogen toilet

There are only three sure things in life — death, taxes, and you won’t be buying a hydrogen fuel cell car. Sadly, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has not gotten any of the …

Cuckoo bananas energy policy from House conservatives

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) personifies just how haywire House conservatives have gone lately, particularly on energy issues. She quickly made a name for herself after being elected to Congress in 2006. In fact, she gained some dubious notoriety even before …

Courage and song at Green Corps training

Last Friday, I lead a favorite Green Corps workshop on protest songs. When I first taught the session, years ago, I said that an organizer or campaigner might only be called upon to sing two songs in their career: We …

Voters' Voices: Talking with voters about the environment and the election

Talking with voters in northern Virginia about the environment and the election

This is part of a series of dispatches from Melinda Henneberger, who’s talking to voters around the U.S. about their views on the environment and the election. Reston Town Center. Reston, Va. — If Virginia were a person, it would …

After the tire gauge fiasco, Obama’s counterpunch should equate McCain with Cheney

This post is by ClimateProgress guest blogger Bill Becker, executive director of the Presidential Climate Action Project. —– An old friend of mine used to say that at a certain stage in political campaigns, dead cats start flying through the …

Exxon sponsors political coverage

ExxonMobil is sponsoring political coverage from CNN, CBS, and National Journal. Here’s a question: Would they accept sponsorship by Philip Morris?

An American Carol, failing to make it to a theater near you