Politics

Time to Wake Up: 100 Speeches, 100 Reasons to #ActOnClimate

Time to Wake Up: 100 Speeches, 100 Reasons to #ActOnClimate

For the past three years, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island has been doing a weekly speech, “Time to Wake Up” on the Senate floor to urge his fellow members of Congress to take action on climate change. Yesterday’s speech was the 100th such speech in his weekly installment, which started on April 18, 2012. “Opponents […]

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    It’s Official: Bernie Sanders Says He’s Running for President

    It’s Official: Bernie Sanders Says He’s Running for President

    [Editor’s note: It’s official, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Wednesday that he’s running for president of the U.S. in 2016. “I am running for president,” Sanders told The Associated Press. “People should not underestimate me … I’ve run outside of the two-party system, defeating Democrats and Republicans, taking on big-money candidates and, you know, I think the message […]

    Why Fossil Fuels Are Dirty Politics as Well as Dirty Energy

    Why Fossil Fuels Are Dirty Politics as Well as Dirty Energy

    When the Western Energy Alliance in June invited K-Street mugger Richard Berman to advise them on how to deal with public opposition to oil and gas extraction, Berman’s back-alley style can hardly have surprised those who invited him. His tactics and viciousness have been broadly reported in the media, and blasted even by his own son. CBS’s 60 Minutes called him Dr. Evil. […]

    Chevron Spends $3 Million on Local Election to Buy Mayor and City Council

    Chevron Spends $3 Million on Local Election to Buy Mayor and City Council

    The oil giant Chevron is being accused of attempting to buy the city government of Richmond, California. The company has spent more than $3 million to back a slate of pro-Chevron candidates for mayor and city council ahead of Tuesday’s election. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Chevron has paid for TV […]

    Rachel Maddow: Chevron Spends Big Bucks to Buy Local Election

    Rachel Maddow: Chevron Spends Big Bucks to Buy Local Election

    In August 2012, a rusted pipe inside a massive Chevron refinery in Richmond, California caused an explosion and fire that spewed toxic chemicals into the air, sending 15,000 people to the hospital for treatment. Since then, the city of Richmond has been eager to impose new safety regulations on Chevron. A year after the fire, it […]