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US Politics & Gov't

Personal Update - 9/20/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, and why I'm not here.
Campaign 2014, Green Party, The Newswire Still Fighting the Duopoly: Nader Boosts Green Party Candidates in New York September 1
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, candidates, elections, green )

Ruth
- 3 hours ago - uncoveredpolitics.com
"Though not yet able to crack double digits in any statewide polling, the 61-year-old Hawkins -- one of the party's most prolific vote-getters -- believes he has "a fighting chance" this fall against Wall Street-funded incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo and..."
Biology Major Bobby Jindal Pleads Ignorance On Evolution And Climate Science
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Governor Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, science, evolution, climate change, dishonesty, ethics, republicans, media, government, corruption, politics )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
At a breakfast organized by The Christian Monitor, Jindal was introduced as a biology major, Rhodes Scholar, former President of the University of Louisiana System. Naturally, HuffPost's Howard Fineman said, "I want to ask a couple of science questions.
While We March for the Climate, Governments Meet With Polluters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Peoples Climate March, UN Climate Summit, Climate Inaction, Climate Change, GHG Emission )

Brian
- 7 hours ago - thenation.com
"In fact, little more than a year out from the December 2015 deadline for signing a deal, countries can't even agree on a fundamental approach to curbing heat-trapping greenhouse emissions."
Louisiana Governor Hedges On Climate Change As His State Disappears Into the Sea
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bobby Jindal, Governor, Louisiana, Climate Denialist, Professional Idiot, Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Flooding, Erosion, Fossil Fuels, Oil, Natural Gas, Fracking, Emissions )

Brian
- 7 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
"Louisiana Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Bobby Jindal (R) unveiled a new energy plan Tuesday that called for increasing on- and off-shore oil drilling and gas fracking, rolling back environmental protections, and..."
Rachel Maddow Is Repulsed At Congress For Taking A Bajillion Days Off While New War Is Launched (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, Rachel Maddow, Americans, congress, politics, government, elections, ethics, dishonesty, war, military, troops, news, corruption )

Carrie
- 9 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Rachel Maddow has already torn into Congress over its handling of the conflict in Iraq and Syria, but a new move by the House and Senate has pushed the MSNBC host over the edge.
Bill Clinton: Netanyahu 'Not the Guy' to Strike Lasting Middle East Peace Deal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bill and Hilary Clinton, Israel, Palestine, Netanyahu, peace, Gaza, violence, politics, government )

Carrie
- 9 hours ago - theguardian.com
Bill Clinton has been recorded going off-message and criticising the Israeli government's unwillingness to seek peace with Palestinians in unguarded comments that contrast with other leading Democrats, including his wife, Hilary Clinton.
John Boehner Is Done Being Nice About The Unemployed (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Boehner, unemployed Americans, republicans, dishonesty, ethics, politics, freedoms, news, economy, lies )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
House Speaker John Boehner's Thursday lament that unemployed people think they can "just sit around" instead of working shows how much the political conversation about the economy has changed.
Obama's 'Yemen Model' for the War on ISIS Is a Wreck
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President Obama, War Monger, Toxic Capitalist, American Imperialism, Military Industrial Complex, War of Terror, Destabilizing Yemen, Al-Queda, ISIS, Quagmire )

Brian
- 10 hours ago - thedailybeast.com
"The Obama administration may think it's winning the fight against Al Qaeda and building democracy in Yemen. But that's not the way it looks on the ground."
YES, WE CAN DO THIS! Jill Stein: Support a Breakthrough Campaign in New York! MAKE NEW YORK GREEN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: New York, Elections, Howie Hawkins, Real Change, Economic Justice, Human Rights, Social Progress, Environment, Make New York Green, #UniteGreen )

Brian
- 10 hours ago - greenpartywatch.org
"Put People and planet before profits. New York leads the country in income disparity and segregation of schools and housing by race and class. Howie's campaign is focused on climate action, jobs, education reform, criminal justice reform, civil rights,,"
Divided We Stand
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, poll, succession, politics )

Glenn
- 11 hours ago - article-3.com
I'm afraid that a little incident called the Civil War has made that impossible.
Army Chief of Staff Say We May Need More Troops In Iraq - The Washington Post (Escalation Fever Takes Hold and the Cake Too)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, propaganda, lies, iraq, war, usa, military, media, politics, economy, dishonesty, crime )

Wild
- 14 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, said Friday that it might be necessary to deploy more U.S. forces to Iraq beyond the 1,600 troops that are already there, warning that the fight against the Islamic State will intensify and could go on for years.
Greenpeace - Please Sign the Statement of Support for Greenpeace Activists in Cincinnati
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Proctor & Gamble, Greenpeace, Environmental activists, Indonesia, rainforests, Hamilton County, district attorneys )

Slava
- 17 hours ago - secure3.convio.net
Eight Greenpeace activists who participated in peaceful protest to protect Indonesian rainforest last March will be going on trial soon. They're each facing two separate felony charges for crimes they did not commit &, if convicted, could serve 10 yrs.
Independent Enquiry for Scottish Referendum Vote Count. Please Sign..!!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Parliament, Re-count, petition, Scotland, politics, government, humans, corruption, news )

Borg
- 20 hours ago - you.38degrees.org.uk
Investigate the vote counting procedures. Allow an independent re-count of all votes.
Kansas Supreme Court Unanimously Orders State to Drop Democrat's Name From Senate Race Ballot
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US Senate, Elections, Kansas, Topeka, Kansas Supreme Court, Kansas Ballot, Democrats, Republicans, Independent Candidate )

Brian
- 1 day ago - startribune.com
"TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts from the ballot, the state Supreme Court declared Thursday, in a unanimous ruling that could influence the fight for control of the U.S. Senate."
Climate of Extremes Part Two: Dialogue - Not Diatribes - Needed for Bipartisan Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Politics, Environmental Policy, Climate Change, Bill McKIbbens, Cap and Trade, KXL Pipeline, EPA, Grassroots Agenda, Political Polarization, Moral Politics, Ideology, Divisive Strategy )

Brian
- 1 day ago - thebreakthrough.org
"All of this suggests that in combination with new approaches to grassroots advocacy and election campaigns, a complementary paradigm for climate advocacy may be needed. "
Mark Bittman: Let's Reject the "Inevitable"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: People's Climate March, UN Climate Summit, Politics, Environment, Environmental Movement, Environmental Politics, Climate Change, Grassroots Agenda, Direct Action, Toxic Capitalism, Emissions, Limits )

Brian
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
We have to think bigger, and we have that chance. The same things that can fix climate can fix many other problems...agriculture, health care, inequality, campaign finance... because to be successful the climate movement must be a pro-democracy movemet.
Climate of Extremes: Part One, How Polarizing Global Warming Strategies Backfire
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Politics, Environmental Policy, Climate Change, Bill McKIbbens, Cap and Trade, KXL Pipeline, EPA, Grassroots Agenda, Political Polarization, Moral Politics, Ideology, Divisive Strategy )

Brian
- 1 day ago - thebreakthrough.org
"On the road to meaningfully dealing with climate change, this new mix of moral politics, personalized attacks, and line-in-the-sand political demands are not without major trade-offs and risks."
   

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