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Can Bernie Sanders Really Win the Nomination?

Posted March 28th, 2016 at 11:05 am (UTC-4)
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Sanders’s resurgence raises two important questions: Does he have a realistic chance of defying the punditry and snatching the nomination? And, even if he doesn’t ultimately win, how will Clinton and the Democratic Party deal with him and his supporters?

There’s More to Obama’s Arctic Trip than Just Hypocrisy

Posted September 4th, 2015 at 12:01 pm (UTC-4)
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…Critics have taken issue with the inherent hypocrisy and “greenwashing” of the entire endeavor. Just weeks earlier, on August 17, he handed Shell Oil the final green-light necessary to tap into Arctic oil. Although such criticism has a point, it misses the force behind the decision to approve Arctic drilling to begin with: the National Petroleum Council (NPC) Obama’s administration oversees.

Obama Finally Gets Serious about Climate Change

Posted September 1st, 2015 at 11:01 am (UTC-4)
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Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which was originally announced last year, will for the first time label carbon dioxide a pollutant and establish national rules for carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants for every state.

Obama Renames North America’s Tallest Peak, Angering Ohioans

Posted August 31st, 2015 at 3:11 pm (UTC-4)
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On the eve of his trip to Alaska for a climate change conference, President Obama renamed Mount McKinley to its indigenous name “Denali.” Named for the 25th U.S. President, William McKinley, Alaskans generally welcomed the long-fought for change to the name of the tallest peak in the U.S. But McKinley’s fellow Republicans sounded a note of fury. Obama will likely get more of that when he begins talking climate change.