Category Archives: energy

According to the new math of global warming, we’re as good as dead already

I think I may have neglected to mention it, but, a few months ago, while attending the Netroots Nation conference in Providence, I had the opportunity to meet environmentalist and author Bill McKibben. I’d like to say that we spoke, but, really, we just nodded at one another and said “hello.” He’d just come off […]

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The President can’t affect gas prices, but can gas prices affect the Presidential election?

With the laughable slate of moronic theocrats, disgraced demagogues, corporate villains, and states-rights racists that the Republican party has put forward to run against Obama, I’d say that, barring some epic scandal, Obama is guaranteed a second term… that is, if the price of gas doesn’t exceed $4.50 a gallon. I’ve read Nate Silver’s analysis, […]

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Jimmy Carter on the increasing partisanship in American politics, the separation of church and state, the power of lobbyists, and the prospect of Palestinian statehood

A little while ago, someone in the comments section suggested that I watch Rachel Maddow’s interview with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. I’m watching it now, and finding it incredibly interesting. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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What we should be doing instead of slashing federal spending via Super Committee

It pains me admit it, but sometimes the readers of this site do a better job of expressing what I’d like to say that I do. In those instances, I feel obligated to share what they’ve written here, on the front page. At other times, I just post their ramblings up here because I’d rather […]

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Connecting the dots between the tornados of Joplin and global climate change

I don’t have it in me to pull together a real blog post tonight (as I’m exhausted from all the bead redemption), but I did want to pass along this video, which was posted today on the environmental site Grist. The text comes from a recent Washington Post op-ed by Bill McKibben, the founder of […]

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