Politics
One Political Thing: We’re Living in Scar’s Pride Rock

One Political Thing: We’re Living in Scar’s Pride Rock

Remember Scar? He comes to Pride Rock to destroy the prosperity that Mufasa worked so hard to instill. Scar squandered the savannah’s abundant resources, let his hyena pals exploit the ecosystem, and has absolutely zero concern for the lion pride and their most basic needs. He’s terrible, selfish, and knows absolutely nothing about being a […]

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Historical Hero of the Week: Colonel Charles Young

Historical Hero of the Week: Colonel Charles Young

Black and minority Americans are woefully underrepresented in the conservation and outdoor recreation worlds. Some of our most important environmentalists were people of color and this week we wanted to highlight the conservation contributions of Col. Charles Young.  Born into slavery in Kentucky, Young became the third black American to graduate from West Point and […]

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One Last Laugh Thing: Carol Gets Joe Exotic’s Park But Not The Tigers

One Last Laugh Thing: Carol Gets Joe Exotic’s Park But Not The Tigers

For those of you who were riveted or aghast at the Netflix series Tiger King, you have undoubtedly heard the news that a court in Oklahoma awarded his arch-nemesis and the woman he tried to have murdered, Carol Baskin, title to his animal park.  Why?  Because one of the many disputes between the two involved […]

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Interview of the Week: Tom Steyer

Interview of the Week: Tom Steyer


This week we sat down with Tom Steyer who is currently serving as the co-chair of California’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery. We asked him about how California is handling the COVID-19 recovery and how the state can continue to be a climate leader despite the hit to its budget. Some excerpts:   […]

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One First Amendment Thing: Tweet This

One First Amendment Thing: Tweet This

President Trump decided this week to take on Twitter.  It’s just another distraction.  He wants to us to forget all the lives the pandemic cost, all the pollution his policies have caused, and all the ways he has undermined the public’s faith in government.  Tweet on. The truth matters.  Even on Twitter.

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Democrats Are Uniting Around a Progressive Climate Platform

Democrats Are Uniting Around a Progressive Climate Platform

In a well-researched and thorough story, Vox reporter David Roberts explains why Democrats should finally be hopeful that the numerous factions and “green groups” that make up the Democratic coalition are coming into alignment on climate change policy and that this growing sense of unity bodes well not only for the election but also for governing in the event that Democrats retake the White House. 

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