Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tag: President Elect Joe Biden

Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline on day one of...

“This decision to halt the Keystone XL pipeline on day one in office sets a precedent that all permitting decisions must pass a climate test and respect Indigenous rights.”

Denouncing Republican evils can’t do much for the Biden presidency without...

As Biden prepares to move into the White House, progressives are in much better shape to put up a fight -- not only against the right wing but also against corporate Democratic elites.

Biden/Harris and the progressive case against a ‘return to normal’

Come January 20th, the American left will need to be ready to fight for a seat at the table in an incoming administration that seems less and less inclined to woo them the closer he gets to taking office.

Looking ahead to 2021: COP26, clean air, and Biden’s next steps

If 2020 was the year a growing number of polluters — whether companies or governments — pledged to tackle climate change, 2021 needs to be the year these pledges sprout wings and start soaring towards progress.

Eco-advocacy group urges Biden to reverse Trump environmental rollbacks

“By undoing the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental protections, the Biden administration will be able to protect our natural landscapes and give Americans cleaner air, cleaner water and a more livable climate.”

Student debt pushes to the front of Biden’s agenda

The debate over loan forgiveness is raging between parties and within them.

President-elect Joe Biden appoints his environmental team

“Folks, we're in a crisis. We literally have no time to waste...”

Why progressives must not give Joe Biden a political honeymoon

Silence or grumbling acquiescence as the Biden presidency takes shape would amount to a political repetition disorder of the sort that ushered in disastrous political results under the Clinton and Obama administrations.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urges career staffers to block Biden’s agenda...

One of Biden’s promises, when he becomes president, is to forgive some of the student loan debt by providing $10,000 of student debt relief.

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CNN suspends Chris Cuomo

“The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was accused of sexual harassment.

Shell oil plans to blast South African coastline in search for oil and gas

Shell’s oil and gas exploration on South Africa's Wild Coast will be destructive for people and nature. The best way to mitigate the effects of seismic blasting is NOT TO DO IT!!

Beware fashionable, doomsday pessimism, obstacles to progressive reforms

Current evidence presages more bad news for the Trumpist right before 2024. Democrats must only hold the center to replay in 2024 its 2020 triumphs.

Biden administration is cracking down on corporate recidivists

The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to fight corporate crime, which is particularly bad news for repeat offenders.

Supply-chain woes

The “graveyard shift” in a pandemic world...