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This Week In Crazy: Trump’s God-Given Mission To Nuke North Korea

Nuclear holy war, Chi-Raqi occupation, and Al Gore’s “big ugly ass.” Welcome to This Week In Crazy.

August 11, 2017
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How Healthy Are We The People?

When Congress returned home, Republicans got clobbered at town hall meetings. These scenes made me check up on our democracy’s wellness. Bad news: The body politic’s muscles got flabby in the last 16-17 years. Blood pressure up, and too many Cheetos, not enough kale.

February 25, 2017
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5 Ways To Measure Trump’s Illegitimacy

The Great and Powerful Trump is the weakest and most vulnerable president in at least 140 years. Behind the scowl and the curtain there is a diminished man who cannot shake off the circumstances surrounding his election. Emerging from the 2016 election, Donald Trump carries a quintuple burden of illegitimacy.

January 18, 2017
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Will The Electoral College Save Us From A President Trump?

Now and then, the Electoral College deals a deathblow to democracy. Under the unfair system set up more than 200 years ago, the state results “trump” the national popular vote.

December 16, 2016
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5 Nightmarish Things Donald Trump Did This Week

Science, reason, the First Amendment, and decency are now all under threat. The mind reels with the mounting horrors and the sheer pace at which they come.

December 11, 2016
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Did Al Gore Get Played By Donald Trump?

When Al Gore emerged from his surprise meeting at Trump Tower, he suggested that the president-elect maybe was keeping an open mind on climate change. Within 48 hours, Trump named Scott Pruitt, a prominent climate-change skeptic, to run the EPA. Did Al Gore get played?

December 9, 2016
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Environmental Disaster: Trump Picks Oil Industry Ally To Run EPA

Trump’s choice, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, fits neatly with the Republican president-elect’s promise to cut back the EPA and free up drilling and coal mining, and signals the likely rollback of much of Obama’s environmental agenda.

December 7, 2016
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Gore Meets With Trump To Discuss Climate Policy

As Gore campaigned for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton earlier this year, Gore warned that a Trump presidency would steer the world toward “climate catastrophe.”

December 5, 2016
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In Trump Victory, A Fresh Blow To Electoral College

Trump’s victory, despite having lost the popular vote, will no doubt intensify the debate over the fairness of the Electoral College system – and efforts to eliminate it.

November 9, 2016
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Disenfranchised By Bad Design

This Nov. 8, even if you manage to be registered in time and have the right identification, there is something else that could stop you from exercising your right to vote. The ballot. Specifically, the ballot’s design.

October 22, 2016
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is seen during an interview before a rally in New York, U.S., September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Trouble Lurks Down The Third Party Path

Gary Johnson is an affable flake with zero chance of winning, yet millions of disenchanted Americans are expected to vote for him this year. We’ve been down this path before, with crushing consequences.

October 17, 2016

In 24 Years of Town Hall Debates, The Winners, The Losers, And The Weird

Since the debut of the town-hall style presidential debate in 1992, there have been winners and losers — and some memorably weird moments.

October 9, 2016

Al Gore’s Warning For Voters Worried About Climate Change

“I would also urge them [voters] to look carefully as I know they have, at the consequences of going in another direction for the third or fourth alternative,” Al Gore said.

August 29, 2016
A supporter of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders holds a sign and wears a mask of Sanders' rival candidate Hillary Clinton outside of the venue before the start of the Univision News and Washington Post Democratic U.S. presidential candidates debate in Kendall, Florida, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

What Sanders — And His Supporters — Must Remember Before November

It is no accident, as they say, that those who “feel the Bern” today include prominent supporters of Ralph Nader’s independent presidential campaign in 2000. Their urge to reject grubby compromise, and assert moral purity is as powerful today as four cycles ago.

March 11, 2016
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader speaking at a campaign event in Waterbury, CT at 195 Grand St.

Democrats, Don’t Blow It

The next president will almost certainly be either Clinton or a Republican. Democrats must ask themselves: Whom would you prefer to name future Supreme Court judges?

February 16, 2016

Once A Clinton Insider, Mega-Donor Now Cool To Hillary

As Hillary Clinton and her surrogates scour the country for mega-donors, the one left-leaning billionaire they are not approaching is the one who knows the first couple more intimately than any of the others.

January 13, 2016

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

Climate change is still ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ but so much more urgent.

March 22, 2015

Al Gore Sues Al-Jazeera America For Allegedly Withholding $65 Million

By Saba Hamedy and Meg James, Los Angeles Times Former Vice President Al Gore has sued Al-Jazeera America, claiming the satellite TV service owned by the Qatari royal family has withheld $65 million of the proceeds from the sale of cable channel Current TV. Gore and his business partner, Joel Hyatt, founded Current Media a […]

August 15, 2014

WATCH: 97 Percent Of Fox News Hosts Believe Winter Disproves Climate Change

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook The science is in. Donald Trump is cold, so climate change doesn’t exist. What more proof do you need? Every winter brings Fox News indisputable evidence that fears of […]

January 7, 2014

Ron Paul Slams Rick Perry For His Al Gore Ties

Ron Paul, the former U.S. Congressman and perennial firebrand of the libertarian right, seems to think he can gain traction in the race to challenge Barack Obama by trashing the GOP flavor of the month, Rick Perry, for having been a Democrat for many years, including in 1988 when he (predictably) supported the Southern conservative […]

September 6, 2011

The Administration Does Not Take Al Gore’s Complaints Seriously

President Obama announced yesterday that the United States would release 30 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The move is intended to lower gas prices, which have risen sharply as a result of the Libyan civil war and become an obvious source of economic pain for Americans and political pain for the Administration. The […]

June 24, 2011

Gore Whacks Obama on Warming

Barack Obama ran on a promise to finally do something big on climate change, and when in 2008 he won a wide mandate–and Democrats took broad majorities in both houses of Congress–environmentalists’ hopes soared. Until they remembered that in the United States, good legislation dies in the Senate. Under Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrats passed a […]

June 22, 2011