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Who's Got a Bigger Operation?

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 1:12 PM

Sounds vaguely pornographic, huh?

I did some research on the Romney & Obama field operation for my regular appearance with Jennifer Granholm's War Room. In the midst of huge spin by Team Romney about their GOTV efforts, here are some supporting and contradicting numbers with a few links at the...

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Do Politics and Yoga Mix?

(1) Comments | Posted July 13, 2012 | 12:04 PM

It was the fall of 2005, the end of triathlon season.

"What are you going to do now?" my friend Alix asked.

"Not sure. Back to basketball, I suppose. Winter's coming, so maybe some skiing."

"Yoga," she said.

"Huh? Lie in some dark room for a couple of...

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Solyndra Aftermath: Top Ten Reasons Why Renewable Energy Wins

(11) Comments | Posted September 29, 2011 | 3:31 PM

By now the financial, political, and emotional fallout from the recent Solyndra Solar bankruptcy filing is running at full tilt. Print, online, and social media channels are filled with the appropriate questions about what happened -- who's responsible, who's accountable, and who's going to pay for...

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GOP Presidential Candidates on Clean Energy and Climate Change

(20) Comments | Posted August 30, 2011 | 3:59 PM

Are they playing to the right wing, or are they true believers? Are they owned by the oil companies, or are they willing to break from some of the Republican Party's largest campaign donors? Do they agree with 98 percent of scientists, or are facts mere inconveniences to be pushed...

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Don't Get Fueled Again

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2011 | 1:21 PM

It's deja vu all over again.

Big Oil charges us record prices at the pump, gleefully takes welfare payments (our tax dollar subsidies) and then tells us it's someone else's fault. Their CEOs did it again on May 12th in front of Congress ... with no shame.

"We...

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Congratulations, Republicans, You've Again Proven Your Prowess With the Tax Deal

(9) Comments | Posted December 8, 2010 | 12:54 AM

Impressive. The GOP has set themselves up beautifully with this tax deal between the White House and the Republicans in Congress. You know, the deal where budget busting tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans get to continue on for two more years in return for short term middle class and...

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The Once & Future Speaker

(157) Comments | Posted November 5, 2010 | 8:51 PM

Nancy Pelosi is a fighter.

Is there a way to say that more simply?

She led the House Democrats out of 12 years in the minority in 2006.

She set the stage for Barack Obama's 2008 election by standing up to George Bush...

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Tree Hugging Ain't the (Only) Reason Californians Endorsed Climate and Clean Energy (Prop. 23)

(26) Comments | Posted November 3, 2010 | 2:04 PM

On Election Day 2010, Californians overwhelmingly endorsed a clean-energy future and its growing clean-tech economy by rejecting Proposition 23. But this was not a foregone conclusion. Just after Labor Day, the race was tied, and with only ten days to go, the lead was barely in double digits. The ultimate...

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No, Speakers Who Lose Do Not Always Resign

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2010 | 4:57 AM

Conventional wisdom is great, huh? It's right about half the time. Problem is, you never know which half.

One piece of conventional wisdom making the rounds right now is that "House Speakers who lose the majority must inevitably resign." The spreaders of this nugget of wisdom...

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Game On. Overturning California's Climate & Energy Laws the Second Front for Billionaire Koch Brothers & Texas Oil (Prop23)

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 4:54 AM

OPPONENTS OF PROP23 IN CALIFORNIA FACE A DAUNTING NEW OPPONENT
San Francisco, September 2

Late Thursday night, those who support progress on climate & energy policy received bad news that we expected, but did not want to believe would actually happen.

The billionaire Koch...

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Prop23: Who Needs BP When You've Got the Koch Brothers to Overturn California's Climate & Energy Laws?

(2) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 4:51 AM

OPPONENTS OF PROP23 IN CALIFORNIA FACE A DAUNTING NEW OPPONENT
San Francisco, September 2

Late Thursday night, those who support progress on climate & energy policy received bad news that we expected, but did not want to believe would actually happen.

The billionaire Koch...

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An Open Letter to J. Christian Adams, the Black Panthers' Nemesis & My Law School Classmate

(3) Comments | Posted July 15, 2010 | 1:20 AM

To: J. Christian Adams, J.D., Univ. of South Carolina Law School '93 / Virginia
Fr: Donnie Fowler, J.D., Univ. of South Carolina Law School '93 / California
Re: Congrats on Achieving Whistle Blower Status

Dear Chris -

As a law school classmate and friend from way back,...

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What John Belushi & Darth Vader Can Teach Us About Big Oil & Dirty Coal in California

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2010 | 1:16 AM

In Animal House, John Belushi famously demanded, "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!?"

Thanks for the lesson, Bluto. It's more relevant than you think to what's happening right now on climate & energy policy. Big Oil and dirty coal companies have opened a second...

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What John Belushi & Darth Vader Can Teach Us About Big Oil & Dirty Coal in California

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2010 | 9:13 AM

In Animal House, John Belushi famously demanded, "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!?"

Thanks for the lesson, Bluto. It's more relevant than you think to what's happening right now on climate & energy policy. Big Oil and dirty coal companies have opened a second...

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Make the Republicans Stand Up for Big Oil Day After Day, Night After Night.

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2010 | 12:36 PM

The Senate Democratic leadership said this week that there aren't 60 votes to pass a climate and energy bill this year. "I don't see 60 votes for it," said California's Dianne Feinstein.

Last time I checked the Constitution, they only need 51 to pass something.

So, you...

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Tony Blair Picks Green Tech, Silicon Valley, & Sand Castles

(2) Comments | Posted May 25, 2010 | 3:11 AM

Question: What do rocket science, sand castles, and video projectors embedded in cell phones have in common? Answer: A clean tech future led by superlative venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Blair was announced May 24th as senior advisor with Khosla...

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Tony Blair Picks Silcon Valley, Green Tech, & Sand Castles

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2010 | 9:46 PM

Question: What do rocket science, sand castles, and video projectors embedded in cell phones have in common? Answer: A clean tech future led by superlative venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Blair was

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On Climate: Congress Restarts, California Threatens

(2) Comments | Posted May 10, 2010 | 3:55 AM

On climate and energy policy this Spring, California and Washington, DC are both running hot.

The last two weeks in Congress have seen optimism, retreat, and now some limited movement forward as Sen. John Kerry has said he will introduce his long-awaited climate bill on May 12. Meanwhile, in...

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Climate & Energy: Congress Stalls, California Threatens

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2010 | 3:53 AM

On climate & energy policy this Spring, California and Washington, DC, are both running hot.

The last two weeks in Congress have seen optimism, retreat, and now some limited movement forward as Sen. John Kerry has said he will introduce his long-awaited climate bill on May 12. Meanwhile, in...

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GOP Don't Need No Gubmint, Except Social Security, the Military, Roads ...

(17) Comments | Posted March 24, 2010 | 6:38 PM

Truly, the absurd is showing. This exchange from House Republican Whip Eric Cantor's Facebook fan page needs no explanation ...

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