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Trump’s Coal Delusions

November 22, 2016

During the second presidential debate on October 9, Republican presidential nominee (now President-Elect) Donald Trump claimed that “clean coal” could meet the energy needs of the United States for the next 1,000 years. Now that Mr. Trump will be...


In Conversation: Justice & Equity After Fossil Fuels

November 10, 2016

Access to energy confers wealth—and power. As our energy system goes through a profound transformation away from fossil fuels, there will no doubt be winners and losers. The transition to 100% renewable energy raises profound questions for the future of...


Throw the bums out!

November 9, 2016

America has plunged into the unknown. Why? Robert Parry has nailed it about as well as anyone.  I leave it to him, and a thousand other pundits, to perform the post-mortem on yesterday’s surprising election results. What’s important now...


Trump and the Two Sides of Populism

November 9, 2016

The 2016 election and the rise of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump can be explained by growing inequality and the nature of populist movements. Understanding this creates potential for serious radical change. The architects of our economy — both Republicans...


An Order of Chaos, Please

November 5, 2016

  According to polls and innumerable published interviews and anecdotes, Americans of all political persuasions just can’t wait for the nightmare of the current presidential election to end. It’s too ugly and demeaning. Wake us when it’s over! Unfortunately,...