Left unchecked, tropical deforestation will cost the U.S. agriculture, ranching, and timber industries more than $100 billion between now and 2030.
This is a terrible political climate to insist that there must be a vote on climate change legislation. Anything that could get a supermajority would be a terrible bill.
Why is it that only the corporate Democrats can negotiate, whole those who want what's right for the American people always fold?
Maybe if the president and his enemies met at a well-stocked bookstore in D.C. and simply read titles to one another -- in the self-help aisle and from a few neighboring shelves -- they could finally find a way to dialogue.
At what point do we call them the family of mass intimidation and simply stop playing into the Cheney clan's tired old terror tactics? Liz is the lat...
Yesterday, President Obama met with a bipartisan group of more than a dozen senators to discuss passing comprehensive clean energy and climate legisla...
By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Climate legislation is returning to the Senate's docket, and leaders on Capitol Hill are hoping that this ve...
Tea Partiers will vote overwhelmingly Republican in November -- unless they stay home in protest. To gain their support, the GOP will have to nominate candidates who are less electable and more radical.
It was understood that concerns about Emanuel's abrasive personality and general political outlook could be ignored if he helped Obama succeed in the White House. Emanuel, however, has not helped Obama succeed in the White House.
Americans understood they got creamed during the final Bush years. They did the right thing and voted in the opposing party. The paltry result of their electoral efforts has led to far more than voter "frustration." They're furious.
Democrats need to realize that they still have the biggest majority in both houses of Congress that they are likely to see in their lifetimes.
No one is excited about globalization anymore. Trends in everything from social networking to environmental awareness and foodie culture have exponentially increased our interest in all things local.
Watching the Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, I couldn't help feeling relief John McCain was soundly beate...
None of the crises facing us all -- from the global banking system to global warming -- can be dealt with if a tiny number of super-rich corporations have a veto over every inch of progress.
Obama was fantasizing about bringing civility and bipartisanship back to Washington. Poor guy probably believes in the Tooth Fairy too.
Call it the "audacity of governing." It's time for battle. If Obama cares about the country as much as he says, and believes in his ideas as much as he professes, he will pull out all the tools at his disposal.