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Common Sense: Congresman Henry Waxman Calls on Deficit Hawks to Become Climate Hawks

  Henry Waxman, one of Congress’ leading environmentalists and climate hawks, has issued a challenge to deficit hawks to actually tackle the deficit adequately by tackling climate change at the same time. Here’s more from ThinkProgress: Speaking at the Center for American Progress Action Fund today, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) said he believes a price […]

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Make-believe "Polarization" In 1st Hearing On Climate Plan

President Obama’s Plan to Fight Climate Change has an initial Congressional hearing (whitehouse.gov). Here’s what happened: Perhaps the second great step the Obama Administration has made this year with respect to climate change–after the President’s June 25 iteration of his sketchy but essentially solid outline for a new climate plan–happened this past week. The House

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Occupy Wall Street Should Follow Tea Party's Steps

OK, obviously, not its policy steps, but its strategic steps seem worth emulating. What would those be exactly? Well, after the initiation and rise of the (billionaire-funded) Tea Party, it went from a “grassroots” uprising to a focused electoral movement that created the most anti-science House of Representatives ever elected. It turned frustration with government

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