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Jason Linkins

Finally, 'Emperor' Obama Ends The 'Will-He-Or-Won't-He' Immigration Phase | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: This week, after several months of "will-he-or-won't he" wonderings, President Barack Obama went ahead on his own and issued new ex...

Bold Steps Toward a Better America

Nick Desai | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Nick Desai

Denial, dogma and allegiance to the old is not only how we'll fall behind, but it is, as the president said last night, "contrary to our character."

Jon Stewart Pokes Dems For Cynical Keystone Ploy

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.21.2014 | Comedy

Supporters of the Keystone XL Pipeline claim it'll create jobs, but as Jon Stewart pointed out on Thursday night's "Daily Show," Senate Democrats are ...

What Happens When You Declare War On Yourself?

Lance Simmens | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Climate change does not discriminate when imposing the harsh and deadly consequences of its actions; it affects your loved ones as well as your enemies. One must seriously question the importance of jobs created under such conditions.

Solar Power: No Pipeline Required

Margie Alt | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Margie Alt

By tapping just a small fraction of our solar potential, we can make a big difference in the quality of our lives and the future of the planet. But we're not arguing that we should stop there.

A Little Toke

Jonathan Richards | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Jason Linkins

Thus Endeth Mary Landrieu's Keystone Pipeline Theatrics | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

The Keystone pipeline, which would funnel the spoils of Canadian tar sands to refineries in Texas if it were a thing that actually existed, currently ...

Rachel Maddow Tears Into Democrats Over Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.19.2014 | Media

It's not often you see MSNBC's Rachel Maddow get angry with Democrats, but when she does, she gets really, really mad. Maddow tore into the Democra...

Senate Rejects Bid to Force Approval of Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Today was a good day for American leadership, showing that the big polluter agenda doesn't stand up.

Kate Sheppard

Landrieu's Keystone XL Hail Mary Falls Short | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After six days of political wrangling and vote-whipping, the Senate failed to pass a bill on Tuesday forcing authorization of the Keys...

Analysis: Keystone XL Is Designed for a Burning Planet

Brad Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Brad Johnson

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, now under consideration for approval by the U.S. Senate, would have a significant and dangerous impact on the climate, incompatible with the White House goal of a sustainable climate.

Mayor de Blasio, Please Add Climate Change to Your Progressive Agenda

Josh Fox | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Josh Fox

Mr. Mayor, take some of our inspiration to heart and stand with us to fight Keystone XL, to fight for New York City and to deepen our progressive values as we move into the future.

President Barack Obama vs. His Conscience: Why His Veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Symbol That Matters

Julie Bergman Sender | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Julie Bergman Sender

The Keystone XL Pipeline debate is being called bad political theater as a way to discredit it and label it as just a symbolic fight. These are the times when presidential power can really mean something.

Michael McAuliff

Boehner: Vetoing Keystone Would Be Like Calling America 'Stupid' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama would be "calling the American people stupid" if he vetoes a bill to authorize the controversial Keystone XL pipe...

Kate Sheppard

Here's What Big Oil Has In The Pipes If Keystone Fails | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- TransCanada Corp., the company seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline, has teamed up with the world's largest public relations firm...

If Democrats Are Serious, They'll Reject Keystone XL and Sen. Landrieu

Erich Pica | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Erich Pica

The two parties are now competing to see which party can stamp its name on the Keystone XL pipeline that threatens our planet first. This is a transparent Hail Mary to save one of the oil industry's biggest champions, Senator Mary Landrieu.

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

Bernie Sanders: Approving Keystone XL 'Makes No Sense To Me'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

As the Senate prepares to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reiterated his position that he doesn’t want it to...

5 Reasons the Senate Must Protect Our Communities from the Keystone XL Pipeline

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This bill would bypass essential reviews, skip safety assessments, and fast track a dangerous project. This has sweeping implications for future generations. And yet it is entangled in the politics of the moment.

Obama Faces Confrontations With Republicans On Immigration, Keystone XL

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama is back in Washington, where he faces confrontations with Republicans on im...

This Obscure Nebraska Panel May Hold Sway Over Keystone XL Pipeline

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $5.4 billion project c...

Kate Sheppard

All Eyes Are On A Small Group Of Democratic Senators For The Keystone Vote | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Senate's vote next week on legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline may come down to a handful of Democrats, who ...

Keystone Vote: Three Years Late, and for the Wrong Reason

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Even with all the shouting between sides, we're still not discussing the real issue: The US has no comprehensive energy policy, and we stumble, under the terrible lack of leadership in Washington, from crisis to crisis with little effort to reduce our overall demand for heavy hydrocarbons such as crude and coal.

Kate Sheppard

House Passes Bill Forcing Keystone XL Approval For The 9th Time | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed a measure Friday that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The House approved the ...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Not From Keystone -- From Clean Energy

Bob Keefe | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green
Bob Keefe

Here's the craziest part: While Congress mires itself in the politics surrounding Keystone, it continues to ignore critical tax policies that could lead to exponentially more American-made jobs in renewables and energy efficiency.