D.R. Tucker


Gone Too Soon

It has been five years…but it could have happened yesterday. It could happen again tomorrow. February 26 will be the fifth anniversary of the slaughter of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old Florida resident who was slain by a member of the “neighborhood watch” who assumed he was a criminal. Martin’s death triggered a national conversation–one that… Read more »

Extreme Makeover: Senate Edition

Last week, I noted that the old-school GOP operatives urging the Republican Party to support a federal carbon tax as a “market-based” way to address climate change might be better off supporting state-level efforts to put a price on carbon. After all, despite some evidence of bipartisanship on climate on Capitol Hill, House Speaker Paul… Read more »

The Price is Wrong: The Importance of Engaging in Every Election

Like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, I could not fathom why the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee initially appeared to be conceding the April 18 special election to fill the House seat left vacant by the confirmation of former Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services. (Maddow’s strong criticism has apparently motivated the DCCC… Read more »

The Camera Never Denies

Good on Mark Phillips of CBS News for his series this past week on the impact that human-caused climate change is having on our world. After years of US broadcast and cable entities downplaying and dismissing the importance of this issue, it was quite impressive to see Phillips and CBS report on the climate crisis… Read more »