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ExxonMobil Is Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Elliott Negin

ExxonMobil officials may hem and haw when reporters ask them if the company still funds climate science denier organizations, but the numbers don't lie.

Eli "Paperboy" Reed: He's Got The Song of Summer -- And Enough Gospel & Soul To Heat Up The Winter

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.15.2016 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

Every summer has a song. I knew "Nights Like This" was the soundtrack of Summer 2016 the first time I heard it. The ingredients were all in place: ho...

Koch Brothers' 'Bankers' Sneak Anti-Wind Op-Ed Past the New York Times

Elliott Negin | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
Elliott Negin

So who are Marc Short and Andy Koenig? The Times identified them only as "the president and senior policy adviser, respectively, at Freedom Partners, which advocates for free-market policies."

Did ExxonMobil Just Admit It's Still Funding Climate Science Deniers?

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Elliott Negin

Asked on PBS NewHour whether ExxonMobil funds climate change denier organizations to malign mainstream climate science, ExxonMobil's vice president of public and government affairs replied, "Well, the answer is yes... And I will let those organizations respond for themselves."

The Secret Network of Fossil Fuel and Utility Backed Groups Working to Stop Clean Energy

Gabe Elsner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Gabe Elsner

While some fossil fuel companies claim they support renewable energy, actions behind the scenes tell a different story. Many are backing front groups to create barriers for the deployment of renewables. These front groups serve as a critical component, adding a supposed "independent" voice to state energy policy debates.

ExxonMobil Is Still Spending Millions of Dollars on Climate Science Deniers

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.16.2016 | Home
Elliott Negin

ExxonMobil no longer funds climate change deniers?! Is that right? Technically, perhaps, because practically no one can say with a straight face that global warming isn't happening anymore. Most, if not all, of the people who used to deny the reality of climate change have morphed into climate science deniers.

Holding The NYPD Accountable, Holding The Movement Accountable

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 01.18.2015 | Home
Josmar Trujillo

When activists turned out to a 2013 city council meeting in Oakland to protest the hiring of Bill Bratton as a consultant to the Oakland Police Department, was anyone surprised?

Renewing the Spirit Behind Gingrich's 'Contract With America'

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 10.08.2014 | Home
Joseph Amodeo

As the 2016 presidential election approaches, I feel uninspired by the Republican candidates who appear most likely to be pursuing the nation's highest office. With Democrats having at least one candidate who will likely be able to unite their base, I fear that Republicans may once again be without a visionary leader.

Finally! Someone Explains What All Those Obamacare Numbers Mean!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 09.10.2014 | Home
Anthony W. Orlando

You're going to hear a lot about Obamacare this fall, especially from Republicans. They'll try to convince you that it was a bad deal. They'll throw numbers at you to make you think that the cost of health insurance is spiraling out of control. In all likelihood those numbers will be incorrect, but how will you know?

Wind Energy Threat to Birds Is Overblown

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Home
Elliott Negin

There's no getting around the fact that we have to wean the world off fossil fuels as soon as possible, and one of the answers, my friend, is blowing in the wind.

Taking the Wheels Off the Motor City

Michael Rose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Michael Rose

Sadly, Governor Snyder's bankruptcy plan seems more about weakening unions and protecting corporate subsidies and tax breaks than it does about shoring up Motown for the long haul.

Unreliable Sources 3: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Home
Elliott Negin

Despite the fact that ExxonMobil is still a significant contrarian funder, the flurry of media interest in the company's funding agenda sparked by UCS's exposé died down soon after its release and remains feeble to this day. What happened?

Is the Common Core an Attack on Progressive Education?

Lisa Nielsen | Posted 05.03.2013 | Home
Lisa Nielsen

When we insist on measuring the performance of students with cognitive disabilities by giving them a curriculum that is beyond their reach and assessments we know that developmentally they will be unable to read, we are setting everyone up for failure.

Sending the Wall Street Journal Back to School on Fossil Fuel Divestment

Jamie Henn | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Jamie Henn

While we welcome the debate over divestment, it's disappointing that Bryce and the Journal are leaving out key facts about the promise of renewables and Bryce's own industry affiliations.

2012 Manhattan Institute Social Entrepreneurship Awards Honors C-SPAN's Brian Lamb

Howard Husock | Posted 11.27.2012 | Home
Howard Husock

Brian Lamb, the founder of the C-SPAN network, is a man of the sort of deep modesty that most successful people in this era of self-promotion don't even bother to feign anymore.

Zach Carter

VIDEO DISCUSSION: New Trend Puts America On Sale | Zach Carter | Posted 07.06.2012 | Home

With cities across America on the verge of financial ruin, local governments face two decisions. Like Stockton, California, they can file for bankrupt...

New Community Policing Initiative Targets Home Break-Ins

Posted 05.23.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Police Department is piloting a new program that may help discourage home invasions through increased police interaction with the communit...

Manhattan Institute Flunks Energy Policy 101

Lewis Milford | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Lewis Milford

The Manhattan Institute's report, which ignores the facts and is more propaganda than sound public policy analysis, does not justify suspending policies that are improving the environment and diversifying our nation's electricity supply.

Are the Koch Brothers Funding Rush Limbaugh?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Robert Greenwald

Are the Koch brothers funding Limbaugh? I'm not sure Rush has ever sent them an invoice. But he doesn't have to. And that's what's so insidious about what the Kochs do.

The End of a Segregated Century?

Angela Caputo | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
Angela Caputo

Last week, the Manhattan Institute released a report that suggests Chicago is less segregated than it was a decade ago. When I drive through the Near North Side, it sure appears to be true.

Report on Low Racial Desegration Depicts Less White Flight

Deborah Plummer | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home
Deborah Plummer

A recent report concluded that racial segregation in U.S. cities is at its lowest in a century. Though great news, I do not believe that the demographics have shifted because of an intentional desire for racial integration. Given the current economy, it is just harder for spatial racism to exist.

4.4 Million Middle-Class New Yorkers To See Taxes Cut

Posted 12.09.2011 | New York

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, AP Most New York taxpayers will see their overall income tax rates trimmed slightly next year following overwhelming legislati...

For Those Who Love to Hate the New York Times

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Geri Spieler

It is difficult to sort out how much of Gray Lady Down is personal or an objective assessment of the New York Times by William McGowan.

What Helps Us Hurts Us? The Tortured Logic on Denying Aid to New York

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Who needs jobs and public services when you could be shuttering libraries and cutting pay at the Parks Department?

Huff and Puff

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joanne Doroshow

I think all these neo-con "think tank" guys deserve our sympathy. Let's help them return from Bizarro World. In case you doubt my sincerity, I have a history of trying to "give to those who take."