Tag: Lindsey Graham

Cool Down, Everybody: GOP Climate Heroes Are Still Hard to Find

Sorry, but there’s no reason to pick up the pom-poms for Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Susan Collins (R-ME), whose votes were admittedly crucial to stopping the latest right-wing scheme to destroy President Obama’s climate-protection efforts. Let’s not label them climate hawks just yet, OK? McCain lost his credibility on this issue… Read more »

The Fourth Estate Has an Obligation to Question Trump’s Motives in Syria

Last week, after the Washington Post published a bizarre story suggesting that the Trump administration had come around to supporting both a federal value-added tax and a carbon tax, Kevin Drum labeled the story bullpucky: Sure they are. This sounds more like a strategic leak to demonstrate “seriousness” on Trump’s part than anything that’s really… Read more »

House of (Human-Caused) Horrors

It could never happen now, but could it happen again two years from now? It was ten years ago today that then-NASA scientist James Hansen testified in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the George W. Bush administration’s assault on climate science. In his written testimony, Hansen observed: There is… Read more »

Thought Process

C’mon, John Kerry’s just doing his job. The outgoing Secretary of State knows that the man nominated to replace him, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, isn’t qualified to cut the White House lawn, much less represent the Trump administration internationally. As a longtime climate hawk, Kerry also knows about ExxonMobil’s decades of deception on climate change,… Read more »

What It Means to Miss New Orleans (Updated)

Well, here’s one more result that isn’t surprising, but certainly disappointing, considering the implications: John N. Kennedy of Louisiana has prevailed in the final U.S. Senate contest of 2016, beating out Democrat Foster Campbell for the seat being vacated by David Vitter (R). Shortly after the polls closed, the Associated Press projected Kennedy the winner…. Read more »