The Republican reaction to Pope Francis's climate encyclical, juxtaposed to the Democratic congressional rebellion against President Obama on trade, suggest that climate and energy are powerfully disrupting the grid-locked orthodoxy which has dominated American politics for the last decade.
Political and religious conservatives claim the rights of religion in the marketplace of ideas and the public square. Why not support the same claim when religion and science come together to save the planet and its poor?
Political pundits are mocking the Trump campaign, saying that he's not a "serious" candidate. My question, then, is who are the serious Republican candidates? Ben Carson stated that serving time in prison makes people gay. Ted Cruz read Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor. Should I go on?
You have got to love a man who can bring Iran into the fold in a day, humble China, befriend Vladimir Putin and make America "great again." One wonders if he can do it all in six days.
With Kasich not even registering in polls outside of Ohio, he stands little chance at winning the White House. But if Kasich can carve out a successful voter base on the primary campaign trail, he will be a very attractive choice for Vice President.
Of all the more popular political sins, my personal favorite has always been hypocrisy. One of the wonderful things about hypocrisy is that it so often comes around to bite the hypocrite on the butt.
I find it interesting that in the wake of the Charleston massacre, Republican presidential candidates, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, etc. are hedging their analyses, invoking "nuance," and asking for more details to emerge.
It's been a rollercoaster week in the political world, beginning with Hillary Clinton shifting the gears of her campaign by holding her first big rally, which was immediately followed by the man we're going to call "Jeb! Bush!" finally officially announcing his own candidacy.
As long as we divide the world between "us" and "them," what happened in South Carolina will continue to happen until we start using the word that will change the world: WE.
With your help, I may not be able to win the Oval Office, but I can tell fart jokes during the debates and possibly move the conversation in a more fun direction.
The Right predictably freaks out; India goes solar in a big way; PLUS: Trump is running for president. It's no hoax! But he thinks global warming is... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
Several prominent candidates, including Marco Rubio, Rick Perry and even so-called moderate Jeb Bush remain staunchly opposed to both marijuana legalization and same-sex marriage. Will those conservative viewpoints hinder them in the upcoming election cycle?
Marching through Trump Tower to Canadian Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World", Donald took his time waiving awkwardly from above the crowd before descending an escalator to teach us poor losers a lesson.
Jeb Bush doesn't understand climate change: My daughters, 7 and 9, have a solid elementary school understanding of environmental stewardship. But if I asked them to explain global warming, they would likely be unable to do so using the language of science.
Is Fox News on the brink of becoming (as Pinocchio might say) a "real news organization" instead of the wooden de facto propaganda wing of the Republican Party?
It is a common and hyperbolic refrain that Democrats have been (and still are) the anti-religion party. Now, however, Republicans may be running into religion problems of their own as evangelical and Roman Catholics become more engaged with issues such as poverty and climate change.