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Republicans: Announce Already! You Can't Beat Somebody with Nobody!

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

Every day that passes without an announced GOP presidential candidate debating the issues with the president makes Barack Obama look like a two term president. You can't beat somebody with nobody!

New Congress Begins with GOP Charades and Debt Threats

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The new GOP's strategy in the 112th Congress is apparently to shut down the entire economy and undermine the U.S.'s global credibility to agitate for policies that even their new majority could not otherwise enact.

The G.O.P. Naughty List

Elizabeth Bisbee Silber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Bisbee Silber

As Santa is making his list this year, he need not check it twice when deciding which U.S. Senators have been naughty, and which have been nice.

China's Free Rider Syndrome

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Marshall

There is no method to North Korea's madness. And as long as China keeps enabling Pyongyang's belligerent behavior, the world's response will remain dangerous.

Toxic Ballet

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Senator Graham, after visiting the tar sand pits in Alberta, Canada, hailed the toxic mines, the source of the world's dirtiest fuel, as "an industrial ballet," adding that the project "really blends with the natural habitat." Huh?

Let's Stop Torturing Facts and Start Working Together

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Lindsay Graham has often shown that he's fully capable of being reasonable and bipartisan. Which made it particularly disappointing to see his misleading use of numbers yesterday.

Have Republicans Lost the White House for a Generation?

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

During the 2008 campaign, it didn't seem that the Republican party could move further to the right on immigration. What it doesn't seem to understand is that the stakes on this issue are, politically, far greater than most.

Conservative too good a word for Tea Party, Fox News and Newt Gingrich

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Stiehm

"Conservative" is way too good a word for the Tea Party and Fox News. This war of words is the first battle that the rest of us must fight, because "conservative" in truth has an honorable ring.

It's Pretty Simple: Terrorists Have No Right To Bear Arms

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is not much courage these days in the Halls of Congress. While faux-moderates worry that someone could accidentally lose their right to buy a gun, they call for stripping citizenship for the very same potentially accidental terrorists.

Make Oil Obsolete by Turning It into Salt

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Nations were built on access to salt and wars waged for it. Sound familiar? We still buy and enjoy salt, even for industrial purposes, but we don't build foreign policy around it. And that's where we need to get with oil.

Lindsey Graham Gay? Conservative Group ALIPAC Demands Senator 'Admit Homosexuality'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

William Gheen, head of the conservative, anti-"amnesty," anti-illegal immigration group Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), spoke at a Green...

Climate and Energy Politics and the Mid-Term Elections

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

Because President Obama will be focusing on jobs and the economy between now and November, climate and energy legislation will only gain traction as part of an economic initiative to create jobs.

Beijing, Washington and Currency Manipulation

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric C. Anderson

This is no time for a new Smoot-Hawley or a squabble with the Chinese. We need to get Congress back to work on substantive issues and save the off-shore finger pointing for more appropriate targets.

Immigration and Our Military

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

By offering a path to citizenship for the many undocumented immigrants that are in our country right now, we are giving them a path to become more active in American life -- including military service.

Climate & Energy: Congress Stalls, California Threatens

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donnie Fowler

On climate & energy policy this Spring, California and Washington, DC, are both running hot. The last two weeks in Congress have seen optimism, retr...

On Climate: Congress Restarts, California Threatens

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

Even though the Golden State is among the greenest of them all, this will be a close election that could shut things down in DC and in about 49 other state capitols. So pay attention and get engaged.

How Many Non Sequiturs Does It Take to Arm Terrorists?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

As I understand it, Lindsey Graham's argument goes like this: Some people who support closing the terror gap also support banning handguns. I don't support banning handguns. Therefore, I don't support closing the terror gap.

Why We Need the Guantanamo Lawyers

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

Without the rule of law, without fair trials even for the despised, there is nothing else that can be called civilization, nothing else that civilized people can live, fight, or die for.

Lindsay Graham Is Absolutely Right

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

An America that isn't dependent on foreign oil from unstable reigions and unfriendly nations is what we want to be.

Terrorists, Senators and Trials

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Flying in the face of conventional wisdom and airborne by his own elocution, Senator Graham states that "civilian trials create confusion," an astonishing assertion given their 89% conviction rate of suspected terrorists.

Green News Report -- February 2, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: China takes the lead on clean energy, while the U.S. dithers; Obama gives out goodies for nuclear...

On Immigration, Scrap the Obituary

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

For months, pundits in Washington have been dying to write the obituary for comprehensive immigration reform. Predictably, they're using Tuesday ni...

Are There GOP Senators Who Will Back the Climate Bill?

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

The possibility of Republican support for "cap and trade" legislation is getting renewed attention. A deal might involve Democratic support for more nuclear power and offshore drilling.

Yes We Can Stop Global Warming (Without Giving Away the Store)

Margie Alt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Margie Alt

The scramble for sixty Senate votes on a tight timeline in a steadily-warming world will require concessions to the politically powerful interests that have undue influence in the U.S. Senate.

Graham Waves To Teabaggers From Other Side Of Climate Rubicon

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

Sen. Graham may be a conservative, but he is not a moron. He knew full well the right-wing lunacy that would be unleashed by his willingness to compromise to pass carbon cap legislation.