Divesting In Fossil Fuel Industries Is A Reason To Be Cheerful

September 10, 2018

Although the current administration is eliminating regulations that govern emissions and pollution, backing expanded fossil fuel use and emasculating what little is left of the EPA, there is some hope. Cities, small countries (and even some very large ones like China) and states are acting on their own, doing what they can to offer us a chance of a future.

Via: Todomundo


Emerge Tennessee Is Helping Progressive Women Campaign And Win Elections

September 4, 2018

“The tremendous increase in women running for office cannot be explained by a single reason. But one thing is clear to me: these women are no longer willing to let the many reasons and doubts that previously stopped them to get in the way any longer.” – Kristal Knight, Executive Director for Emerge Tennessee

Via: The Tennessean


Democratic Momentum And The Year Of Women Continues

August 8, 2018

Republicans still insist that they’ll champion tax cuts as the reason for strong economic numbers so far this year. But two high-profile special elections leave Democrats confident in their attacks on the legislation.

Via: The Associated Press


Dems Stoked As Bredesen Poised To Flip Tennessee’s Open Senate Seat From Red To Blue

August 3, 2018

Democratic strategists generally agree that any path to seizing the majority runs through Tennessee. Senate Majority PAC announced this week that the state was part of a $17 million investment to reserve time for television ads in six battleground races during August. Limited public polling has shown Bredesen leading Blackburn.

Via: Washington Post


Trump’s Presidency-For-Sale Checked By Court Ruling

July 28, 2018

As the lawsuit makes clear, Trump is more embroiled in commercial activities, from his hotel near the White House to business deals half a world away, than any president in American history. By ruling that the word “emolument” means “profit,” “gain” or “advantage” in essentially any form from a foreign or domestic government, the court has found a way to enforce the framers’ anti-corruption mechanism.

Via: New York Times


France’s World Cup Win Is A Victory For Immigrants Everywhere

July 16, 2018

The World Cup champions remind us all that, in an era of globalization, racial and ethnic diversity represent an enduring strength at all levels of society, ones that build cultural and political bridges within and between countries, nation-states and neighborhoods.

Via: CNN