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Setting a New Course for Corporate Climate Policy

Paul Dickinson | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Paul Dickinson

Without trade associations that represent the voice of climate-savvy businesses and the companies and industries that will emerge as we undergo this low-carbon transition, will we be able to achieve our below 2°C goal?

Criminal Justice Reforms Must Include Youth Behind Bars

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Liz Ryan

The president and congress should not leave out youth behind bars in efforts to reform criminal justice this year and their actions must focus on reforms at both the federal and state level. Kalief Browder and Andre Sheffield's deaths are a sobering reminder to the president and the congress of the urgency and the need to ensure youth behind bars are not left behind.

Senator On Climate Change: 'The Eyes Of The World Are On Us'

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green

(US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.) By Senator Sheldon Whitehouse June...

America Must Not Back Down on Sustainable Energy

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

It is time to put in place stable, long-term policies to support these critical industries. Rather than fight to turn one energy company's demise into partisan points, it is time to point the way towards our energy future -- so that all Americans win.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's Invisible Speech

Edward Flattau | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Uneven media coverage of climate change is undoubtedly contributing to the United States' dubious distinction of being the only nation with a sizable segment of its population in global warming denial.

Republican Obstruction is Holding the Judicial System Hostage

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee sent seven more of President Obama's judicial nominees to the full Senate for a final vote. They are joini...

One Way to Fix Congress

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

The use of "anonymous holds," the arcane procedure that allows a single senator to secretly torpedo any piece of legislation, has skyrocketed in the last few years. And with its rise, our ability to pass strong legislation.

Elena Kagan's Antidote to the Corporate Court: 'A Fair Shake for Every American'

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Supreme Court has been transformed into the Corporate Court, and we're all at risk of losing fundamental freedoms and of surrendering the legal system to ever-greater corporate power.

Unprecedented and Inexcusable Obstructionism

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

How does a small group of Republican Senators manage to hold up the confirmation process? They continually refuse to vote on nominations, force cloture votes, and place anonymous holds on nominees.

Sheldon Whitehouse: Second Stimulus "Probably Needed"

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As job losses mount, Democrats are growing impatient about the impact of the massive stimulus package passed earlier this year, with talk beginning on...