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Entries from April 2017

Choosing Tom …

April 14th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Virginia Democrats face a real choice in the primary as to who will be the Democratic nominee for (and next) Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia: current Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam or former Congressman Tom Perriello.  For those with an understanding of climate change’s challenges, risks, and opportunities, the choice is quite clear: Tom Perriello […]

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Tags: Energy

Earth Day and a t-shirt challenge

April 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Searching for silver linings … the Trump regime has sparked a remarkably inventive t-shirt industry.  Whether proclaiming support for immigrants rights, decrying Team Trump’s fascist sympathies, mocking Trump lies, or … well, a myriad of other issues and approaches, one could fill multiple wardrobes with political commentary and seemingly not even scratch the surface.  Whether […]

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Tags: Energy

Townhalls unpleasant for @HouseGOP as constituents challenge them on #climate #science

April 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Much has been made of how Republicans, writ large (not universally, but a very large share) have been avoiding face-to-face encounters with their constituents — their massively frustrated, angry, scared constituents.  In many places in the country, billboards have gone up questioning whether their Representative will ever show up to have an honest engagement with their […]

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Tags: climate delayers

#TX21: Another sign of why @GOP is running scared … (w/serious #climate/#science element)

April 11th, 2017 · No Comments

Today, Kansans are voting in an unexpectedly close race to replace now Trump CIA director Mike Pompeo in KS-04, which ‘is’ a R+30 district. [Update: The Republican won by 7% in what should have been a sleeper, blow-away vote … e.g., a massive swing toward Ds that suggests >100 GOP seats could be in play in 2018.] […]

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Tags: 2018 Election · Joseph Kopser