Why Prioritizing Climate Action Is A Winning Strategy in 2020 for Democrats 

Why Prioritizing Climate Action Is A Winning Strategy in 2020 for Democrats 

by Miro Korenha Shortly after he was elected president in 2008, Barack Obama sternly explained to a gathering of governors that reducing greenhouse gas emissions would be a priority for his administration. Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, then-Senator Obama talked about the need to transition to a clean energy economy but climate change, in and […]

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AOC, Rep. Levin Introduce Expansive EV Infrastructure Bill

AOC, Rep. Levin Introduce Expansive EV Infrastructure Bill

Yesterday, Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Andy Levin (D-Mich.) unveiled the EV Freedom Act which would establish a nationwide electric vehicle charging network within five years. As The Hill reported, Their Electric Vehicle Freedom Act, which was slated to be introduced Thursday, would establish the network along the nation’s highway systems and also promote compatibility between chargers and […]

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Bernie Sanders and AOC Release a Green New Plan for Public Housing

Bernie Sanders and AOC Release a Green New Plan for Public Housing

Yesterday Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders announced that they plan to introduce the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, legislation that would give a green overhaul to the entirety of the nation’s 1.2 million public housing units.

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There He Goes Again – Trump Denies Climate Change in UK Interview

There He Goes Again – Trump Denies Climate Change in UK Interview

Even the Prince of Wales could not convince President Trump that climate change is real, though apparently, the Prince did give it a go during a 15-minute meeting on Monday between the two leaders that stretched to 90 minutes, according to The Washington Post.

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Is This the Beginning of the Green New Deal Era? The Climate Security Era?  Or Both?

Is This the Beginning of the Green New Deal Era? The Climate Security Era? Or Both?

The debate around climate change is increasingly falling into two lines of argument — one around the Green New Deal and the economy and another around climate change as an existential threat to our national security. 

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Interview of the Week:  Kurt Bardella

Interview of the Week: Kurt Bardella

Kurt Bardella was a Senior Advisor on the Oversight and Reform Committee staff when the Republicans controlled the House. He has since become a Democrat.  He is currently the CEO of Endeavor Strategies, a strategic communications firm, and the Publisher of Morning Hangover, a daily email newsletter on country music. ODP:  The House Committee on […]

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