Montreal Simon: Nightmare in Amerika, and the Lesson for Canada

At first sight it couldn't be a more depressing sight, or more of a nightmare.Team Mitch McConnell and his ghastly Republican tea baggers, seizing control of Congress, and promising to bring change to America.Which has some progressives in that country wondering whether it's the end of irony.Or the beginning of fascism. Read more »

DeSmogBlog: Beginning of The End for Big Oil’s Billion Dollar Subsidies?

oil-drum-stuffed-with-money.jpg Democratic Senator Bob Menendez (N.J.) has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to kill, once and for all, the billions of dollars worth of subsidies that are flowing from the federal government to the oil industry. Under Menendez’s proposal, the $4 billion annual corporate welfare handed out to oil companies would instead be used to ...