Politics

Stephen Colbert: This Is the Road to the White House

Stephen Colbert: This Is the Road to the White House

It was a big weekend in presidential politics and while eight candidates remain in this race, it looks as though a few more will drop out after the next big round—Super Tuesday. Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, had plenty to say about the results on the show Monday night. “This is the road to […]

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    Epic Battle Begins Over Scalia’s Vacant Supreme Court Seat

    Epic Battle Begins Over Scalia’s Vacant Supreme Court Seat

    Though first stopping to offer family and friends condolences after news broke on Saturday that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had unexpectedly passed away, the political world in the U.S. wasted no time in drawing the battle lines over the key who and when questions regarding the successor to the empty seat. Antonin Scalia (1936-2016) died […]

    Michael Moore: My New Movie Will Change America

    Michael Moore: My New Movie Will Change America

    Filmmaker Michael Moore is launching the national release of his new documentary today, which is said to be both his happiest and “most subversive” movie yet. In the film, Where to Invade Next, Moore travels to countries throughout Europe and also Tunisia to “pry loose from them the tools they’ve been using to make their countries happy, shiny places,” […]

    17 House Democrats Introduce ‘Keep It In the Ground Act’ to Prohibit New Fossil Fuel Extraction on Public Lands

    17 House Democrats Introduce ‘Keep It In the Ground Act’ to Prohibit New Fossil Fuel Extraction on Public Lands

    Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and 16 other members of Congress introduced today the Keep it in the Ground Act. If passed, the bill would reduce carbon emissions by permanently barring new fossil fuel leases on all federal public lands and in federal waters. Thank you @RepHuffman for introducing a bill to #keepitintheground & end fossil […]

    How Money in Politics Is Killing Rooftop Solar in Nevada

    How Money in Politics Is Killing Rooftop Solar in Nevada

    You may have noticed that the influence of corporate money in politics has become a hot issue on the campaign trail. All the candidates are talking about it, from Bernie Sanders to Ted Cruz. And Greenpeace has been chattering more than usual about it since we, along with more than 20 partners, launched a pledge […]

    Extreme Inequality = Economic Collapse

    Extreme Inequality = Economic Collapse

    By Dr. Sally Goerner John Fullerton‘s white paper, Regenerative Capitalism, lists eight principles critical to systemic economic health. The Capital Institute‘s research group, Research Alliance for Regenerative Economics (RARE), uses recent scientific advances—specifically, the physics of flow [1]—to create a logical and measurable explanation of how these principles work to make or break vitality in […]

    Noam Chomsky: The Biggest Problem We Face, Destruction of the Environment

    Noam Chomsky: The Biggest Problem We Face, Destruction of the Environment

    Does Noam Chomsky want to see Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders in the White House come November? Of the current crop of candidates, Chomsky believes Bernie Sanders would have the best policies—even though he may not be the socialist he proclaims he is. “Bernie Sanders may call himself a socialist, but he’s basically a New Dealer […]

    Sanders and Trump Steamroll the Establishment in New Hampshire

    Sanders and Trump Steamroll the Establishment in New Hampshire

    New Hampshire resoundingly rejected the two major party’s mainstream candidates in its presidential primary Tuesday, with Bernie Sanders decisively beating Hillary Clinton on the Democratic ticket and Donald Trump overwhelming a pack of governors and U.S. senators who cannot seem to stop him. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary […]

    Bill McKibben: Not Me. Us.

    Bill McKibben: Not Me. Us.

    In the mounting, panicky attempts of elites to derail the Bernie Sanders candidacy, one strand dominates. You find it woven through every sage piece from the old-school pundits of the New York Times and the hip insider websites like Vox. Yes, they say, he’s saying some useful things. But he can’t really make them happen. […]