The Next President Will Likely Appoint 4 Supreme Court Justices: Who Do You Want Picking Them?

Date: 27 Jul 2016 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The future of the Supreme Court is at stake in the 2016 election. We know the numbers. The death of Scalia split the Supreme Court between four Conservative Justices appointed by Republican Presidents (Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Kennedy) and four Liberal Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents (Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan and Sotomayor.) The Republican Senate, in an … Read More

Will Trump Quit Mocking Climate Science When He Sees The Viability Of Free Market Solutions?

Date: 27 Jul 2016 | posted in: Energy, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the 2016 election, issues of renewable energy have been relatively muted, with issues of coal workers and the economies of these communities taking center stage in Donald Trump’s campaign. This editorial from Ken Silverstein in Forbes features insight from our very own renewable energy guru, John Farrell, check it out.… Read More

2016 Election – Energy Policies at the Ballot

Date: 2 Jun 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Citizen-sponsored ballot initiatives frequently demand progress on renewable energy implementation (and have for years), oftentimes when state legislatures show little to no political will to increase locally-owned solar or wind energy. In 2016, more states than ever before placed items on their ballots to change the energy landscape. Sponsored by citizen groups, legislators, and (sometimes) energy industry giants, these initiatives … Read More

What Should Bernie Do Now?

Date: 11 May 2016 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“What should Bernie do?” That seems to be the question of the month. Permit me to weigh in. Here’s what we know at this point in the campaign. For Sanders to have any chance of winning the support of superdelegates he must arrive at the convention with more elected delegates than Hillary.   To do that he … Read More

The Most Substantive Political Debate in Recent History

Date: 7 Apr 2016 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Win or lose, Bernie Sanders has made this Democratic primary the most substantive in my lifetime. Not that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is devoid of ideas. She has some thoughtful ones. But the boldness of Sanders’ proposals is what has driven this historic and instructive debate. The dynamic so far consists of Sanders setting a marker (e.g. … Read More

Where Do The Presidential Candidates Stand On The Proposed Trade Pact?

In early February 12 nations, including the U.S. signed the highly controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This trade agreement would diminish U.S. sovereignty, undermine democracy and create a new world court where corporations can sue governments and corporate lawyers decide the cases. The TPP now goes to Congress for a vote. If you want to know about … Read More

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