Politics and its Discontents: A Circumstantial Noose

In his opening statement before James Comey’s testimony yesterday in front of the House Intelligence Committee probing Trump ties to Russia, Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (CA) laid out of all of the circumstantial evidence that has built up so far connecting the Trump campaign to Russian state actors seeking the intervene in the election. I ...

Politics and its Discontents: Some Symptoms Can’t Be Ignored

As temperatures continue their worldwide inexorable climb, Think Progress has published some graphics showing the effects of climate change on health. You can read the details and see more readable versions of the graphics here. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: As Canadians, We Should All Be Deeply Ashamed Of Our government

This report, which places Canada dead last among industrialized nations in a new climate change performance index, should make us all deeply ashamed. “Canada still shows no intention on moving forward with climate policy and therefore remains the worst performer of all industrialized countries,” says the report released by Germanwatch, a sustainable development advocacy group. ...

Politics and its Discontents: Sorry, I’ve Been Kinda Busy…

That must be the reason that people like Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and her parliamentary secretary Jeff Watson haven’t yet had time to read the Transportation Safety Board’s damning report on last year’s Lac-Mégantic train derailment that killed 47 people: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: We really Are Limited Only by Our Imagination

I think this story and the accompanying video amply demonstrate this: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Setting The Record Straight

Is the oleaginous Pierre Poilivre really the best the Harper regime can do in its propaganda efforts? h/t Press Progress Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Making Church Relevant?

Somehow, I think Pastor Heath Mooneyham of Joplin, Missouri took the wrong religion marketing course: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Elizabeth Warren

With each story that I read about her, my respect for Elizabeth Warren grows. Would that Canada had someone similar to inspire us. Recommend this Post

DeSmogBlog: Republican Senator Scott Brown Suffering From "Subsidy Amnesia"

Scott-Brown-Campaign-SMS-Marketing1.jpeg With a straight face, Republican Senator Scott Brown told a crowd in Massachusetts this week that “oil companies don’t get subsidies” from the federal government. Brown tells us that, just like other companies, they are able to “take deductions,” but nothing more. The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) was quick to jump on the ...

DeSmogBlog: Massey WV Coal Battle Take Two: Erie, CO Citizens Fight Fracking

shutterstock_15465343 (1).jpg Erie, CO meet Naoma, WV. Though seemingly different battles over different ecologically hazardous extractive processes — hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for unconventional gas versus mountaintop removal for coal — the two battles are one in the same and direct parallels of one another.  On June 2, a coalition of activist organizations led by Erie Rising and ...