Delegation aims to portray party as engaged even as Republicans back home have downplayed and dismissed climate change. A handful of Republican members of Congress have arrived at the UN climate talks in Glasgow in an attempt to portray the party as engaged on the climate crisis, with this message already badly undermined by colleagues
Why do conservative Democrats like Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin oppose wildly popular progressive policy measures? Because it’s a very lucrative racket. Much ink has been spilled trying to understand what’s motivating senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) to try to gut so many of the popular progressive policies in Democrats’ health care,
At COP26, global elites are delivering sermons about rolling back the damage that they themselves caused. The people getting rich off of killing the planet are never going to save it. At COP26, we are being told that the answer to this problem is to trust “market-based solutions.” The conference has even given Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos
Climate legislation is failing under Joe Biden because the Green New Deal strategy was ignored from the beginning. We need to link decarbonization directly to material gains for the working class, not technocratic clean energy policies. The election of a Democratic president and Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress raised hopes among climate activists.
America’s real democracy crisis is this: corporations use a system of legalized bribery to buy public policy, which prevents popular progressive policies from passing and erodes Americans’ faith in their government. In 2014, Northwestern and Princeton researchers published a report statistically documenting how lawmakers do not listen or care about what most voters want, and
Exploiting data to manipulate human behavior has always been Facebook’s business model. The metaverse will be no different. The announcement of Meta, the company’s VR and AR-forward rebrand, is the culmination of a vision that should have been obvious from the start. In 2021, Facebook’s colonization of social data has eclipsed the internet as we