People's Climate March and Conservatives: Should Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben Engage the Political Right?

October 14, 2014 by Johannes Urpelainen

On September 21, hundreds of thousands joined the People’s Climate March in New York. While the marchers were diverse, it was diversity among liberals and leftists. The anti-globalization, anti-corporate, anti-agribusiness, socialist, and labor activists were all there in large numbers, making a lot of noise.[read more]

Did the "People's Climate" March Leave Conservatives on the Sidelines?

October 7, 2014 by Sieren Ernst

No one march will be enough to stop climate change, and the organizations putting people in the streets are powerful. They could be more so. The environmental movement has repeatedly claimed that “climate change is not a left or right issue.” If that’s true, they need to walk the walk.[read more]


Why Liberals Shouldn't Be Afraid of Big Money

Climate Change Politics

Liberals everywhere: It is time for a different kind of climate legislation. For the US energy economy to power itself, it must develop new relationships with Wall Street. There are good reasons why anyone interested in avoiding climate disaster needs to be open to this idea.[read more]

Monarchy Trumps Democracy: Canadian Prime Minister Harper's Unelected Senate Rejects Passed Climate Bill

November 17, 2010 by Nathanael Baker

In a move that has generated serious uproar in the Canadian government, the Conservative dominated Senate has defeated a climate change bill that was passed in the House of Commons by holding a snap vote while several Senators were away. The move is shocking on several fronts.  Firstly, the vote took place while 15 Liberal Senators...[read more]

We Can’t Go Back Again

June 2, 2009 by RyanAvent

I recommend reading this excellent critique of Paul Krugman’s political philosophies by Brink Lindsey, and I recommend reading it alongside this series of posts by Robert Reich on manufacturing and the American economy. The two men come from very different places on the ideological spectrum, but they’re largely singing the same tune....[read more]