There’s a new piece of legislation, entitled the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill, designed to consolidate national efforts to deal with climate change. Unfortunately, this new piece of legislation is being considered by the national legislature of Ireland, not here in the United States of America.
What is our national legislature doing here [...]
Barack Obama keeps on promising that, despite years of inaction, while he provided special breaks to encourage more drilling for petroleum and other dirty fossil fuels, he will eventually do something to confront the growing crisis of climate change.
Promises are easy to make. This week, Barack Obama has received the opportunity to finally take [...]
Over the last decade, the Patriot Act has allowed a wide net of surveillance, search and seizure to be cast over the United States, purposefully targeting innocent people not even suspected of criminal activity. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits that, but the government has proceeded regardless. Documents show that the powers [...]
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), famous for its secretive anti-gay campaign carried out across America without any disclosure of its donors, has finally revealed the identity of its donors this week.
According to FEC records, the National Organization for Marriage paid $172,188.70 this month for a press release and a Spanish-language television advertisement against [...]
Boxer’s amendment would have required a full and balanced assessment of the impact of climate change legislation on agriculture, forestry and fishing, including both the cost of the adjustments provoked by the legislation, and the costs associated with rapid climate change itself that could be avoided through the implementation of climate change legislation. [...]
Senator Barbara Boxer spoke this morning on the amendment to H.R. 6304 by Christopher Dodd that would strip immunity for telecommunications corporations that broke the law and violated millions of Americans’ privacy by sharing their most intimate conversations with the Bush administration. The following are excerpts from her remarks:
At this point in time to [...]