Editor’s note: The chat’s now over, but you can replay it in full.
This month, The New Yorker ran an extraordinary 10,000-word piece by reporter Ryan Lizza detailing the climate bill’s slow and inglorious failure in the U.S. Senate. It was a feat of inside reporting, meaty enough to support dozens of follow-on posts dissecting and illuminating it. I myself wrote no less than five posts spinning off Lizza’s story:
- Lessons from the climate fight: it’s the Senate, stupid
- Lessons from the climate fight: determined ignorance in the Senate
- Lessons from the climate fight: “moderate” is meaningless
- Lessons from the climate fight: McCain’s a tool
- Lessons from the climate fight: Dem party leaders screwed the climate bill
I could have kept going, too, if my colleagues hadn’t started to mock me.
I’m very pleased to report that Lizza will be stopping by for a chat with Grist readers and me today, Thursday Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific). I’ll be moderating and selecting questions.