Tag: Sheldon Whitehouse

Will Sinclair Target Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse?

Just because New England didn’t vote for Donald Trump doesn’t mean that region of the country is immune to the influence of Trump-friendly media, including the influence of a prominent station in Providence, Rhode Island: “This is extremely dangerous to our democracy,” WJAR-TV anchor Frank Coletta tells the camera in a recent segment about “biased… Read more »

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 »

Dark Rhode: The Effort to Silence Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

It’s obvious why they want him gone. If you watched last week’s Senate confirmation hearings for unqualified Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, you saw just how effective Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) can be when it comes to challenging right-wing ideology. Gorsuch was intellectually overpowered by Whitehouse, a former US Attorney and state Attorney General. Whitehouse… Read more »

A Worsening Political Climate

Sometimes, you just have to appreciate the small things. Ten years ago Monday, George W. Bush–you know, the last Republican to slide into the Oval Office without winning the popular vote–delivered his second-to-last State of the Union Address, and for the first time in a Bush SOTU speech, he acknowledged the reality of a problem… Read more »

The Philadelphia Experiment

So, if US Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) loses to Democratic challenger Katie McGinty on November 8, will he also claim that it’s because the election was “rigged”? It can be argued that Toomey is the most cowardly Republican in the Senate (and boy, is that saying something), because he should be the one standing up… Read more »

A Legal Strategy That May Have Run Out of Gas

Is the effort to hold ExxonMobil legally accountable for its reported chicanery on the risks of climate change effectively over already? It’s still unclear exactly why Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker gave up on his efforts to obtain documents from ExxonMobil that could have shed light on whether the fossil-fuel behemoth violated anti-fraud laws…. Read more »