Can the right-wing machine hold the base in an alternate reality long enough to get through the next election?
Alexander Kaufman“If the right’s epistemic break becomes final and irreparable, as impeachment threatens, then no matter what happens in the next election, American democracy is in for a long spell of trouble.”
read @drvox soberly unpack the “lol nothing matters” impulse
Though unlikely to pass, the bill offers a glimpse of how a policy to slash climate-changing emissions can reduce poverty and racial inequality.
Alexander KaufmanNEW: @BernieSanders and @AOC just unveiled the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, a bill to spend up to $172 billion retrofitting the nation's 1.2 million federal housing units to make them climate resilient and beautiful again.
As the Golden State suffers blackouts and wildfires, the progressive stalwart joined Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in calling for public...
Alexander KaufmanNEW: Rep. @RoKhanna backs a public takeover of PG&E, declaring the "for-profit motive does not work" for utilities.
He adds momentum to a resurgent public power movement that's taking off in Maine, Colorado, New York City, Chicago and elsewhere.
The Trump administration is backing away from a controversial plan to freeze tailpipe-emissions targets for new vehicles through 2025, say people familiar with the process.
Alexander KaufmanWow: In a shocking reversal, the White House is backing away from its plan to roll back Obama-era tailpipe-emissions targets, @WSJ just reported.
It comes a day after big automakers backed the Trump administration in its fight against California.
If political instability is throwing off United Nations climate talks now, what will the next few decades look like?
Alexander KaufmanIf two middle-income democracies in the global south aren’t politically stable enough to lock down #COP25, what happens when the effects of climate change are even more acutely felt?
The Chilean government won’t host the United Nations climate change conference, the COP25, set for December, President Sebastian Pinera said.
Alexander KaufmanLast November, Brazil's newly-elected climate denialist president reneged on its promise to host #COP25.
Now, almost a month out, Chile's neoliberal president canceled the climate summit amid fiery protests over austerity.
The Massachusetts senator toured an area visited three times by former fellow presidential candidate Jay Inslee, whose climate policy she has adopted.
Alexander KaufmanNEW: @ewarren visited the 48217, Michigan's most-polluted ZIP code, as the Massachusetts senator broadens her climate platform and courts Black voters.
This is the same cancer cluster of southwest Detroit where @JayInslee made 3 campaign stops.
Avoiding planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.
Alexander Kaufman"...the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass said, 'Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.' What the climate justice movement is demanding is the ultimate abolition of fossil fuels."
worthwhile 2014 @chrislhayes
The message from the industry-supported meeting: Push as much deregulation as possible while Trump is in power and never apologize for promoting oil, gas and coal.
Alexander Kaufman"While dozens of world leaders committed at the UN to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, here at Louisville's opulent Seelbach Hilton Hotel, officials from more than a dozen southern states huddled up in a fossil fuel bubble."