Kate Aronoff is a Brook­lyn-based jour­nal­ist cov­er­ing cli­mate and U.S. pol­i­tics, and a con­tribut­ing writer at The Inter­cept. Fol­low her on Twit­ter @katearonoff.
Viewpoint
Some Economists Say Carbon Taxes Are a Silver Bullet. The Reality Is More Complicated.
A carbon tax isn't a bad idea, but by itself could be politically dangerous.
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How To Bury the Fossil Fuel Industry
We need to halt subsidies, enforce stricter regulations and bring fossil fuel corporations under public control.
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Inside Geoengineers’ Risky Plan To Block Out the Sun
Some scientists say it’s necessary to save the climate. An indigenous-led opposition says it will only save the fossil fuel economy.
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Any Democrat Who Takes Fossil Fuel Money Should Face a Primary Challenge in 2020
The fossil fuel industry's campaign contributions are a threat to democracy.
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Jerry Brown Didn’t Invite Grassroots Activists to His Climate Summit—They Came Anyway
While the elite discuss band-aids, organizers call for real solutions.
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Why the Democratic Socialists of America Won’t Stop Growing
The inside story of DSA’s dramatic ascent.
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Socialists Practice Internal Democracy, Endorse Cynthia Nixon—And the Media Is Riveted
Mainstream outlets can't stop writing about how the NYC DSA’s endorsement of Cynthia Nixon was a model of democracy in action, unlike the Democratic Party.
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At the World Bank’s Climate Summit, Financiers Trade Carbon While the World Burns
At “Innovate4Climate,” the people destroying the planet gather to congratulate themselves on their climate efforts.
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I Couldn’t Help But Wonder…Is Democratic Socialism Catching On?
Sex and the City star and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is now a democratic socialist.
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Scott Pruitt’s Replacement at the EPA, Andrew Wheeler, Could Be Even Worse
Wheeler might be able to navigate his way around the agency more effectively than Pruitt—and therefore do more damage.
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A Socialist Woman of Color Just Turned the Entire Democratic Party Upside Down
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shocking upset is the surest sign yet that the Democratic Party's future lies in its left flank—and in challenging capitalism head-on.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Why She Wants to Abolish ICE and Upend the Democratic Party
In an interview, the left primary challenger discusses everything from how Democrats have failed to protect working class interests to the need for a Marshall plan for Puerto Rico and why her democratic socialist message is catching on.
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Why Abolishing ICE Is Good Climate Policy
The war on terror has unleashed unspeakable cruelty. We must not rely on its institutions to fix the climate crisis.
Labor
Elon Musk Is as Obsessed with Fake News as Donald Trump
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Chase Says It’s Fighting Climate Change. So Why Is It Financing the Fossil Fuel Industry?
Here's why climate justice campaigners protested the big bank's shareholder meeting last week.
Labor
In a National May Day Strike, Puerto Rican Marchers Face Down Tear Gas To Protest Privatization
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Yes, a Jobs Guarantee Could Create “Boondoggles.” It Also Might Save the Planet.
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Scott Pruitt’s Real Scandal Is Helping Turn the U.S. Into a Full-Fledged Petrostate
The EPA chief isn’t just corrupt—he believes the role of government is to help the fossil fuel industry maximize profits.
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West Virginia Showed How Necessary—And Difficult—Striking Is
“It was exhilarating and exhausting. You start thinking, ‘Are we going to be out forever?’”
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Gov. Cuomo Is “Acting Like Breitbart”: Community Groups Fuming After WFP Split
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The Race to Replace Paul Ryan Says Everything About Party Politics in 2018
With Ryan out, Paul Nehlen, an open white supremacist, is the leading Republican, while Randy Bryce, a progressive populist, is running as a Democrat.
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This Hawaiian Lawmaker Fought Mark Zuckerberg Off Native Land. Now He’s Running for Congress.
DSA member Kaniela Ing is calling for 100 percent renewable energy, universal basic income and a jobs guarantee.
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Under Fire from Unions Over MTA Comments, Cynthia Nixon Says She Wants Sacrifices from Billionaires
Culture
Can We Have ’90s Roseanne Back, Please?
We need the old Roseanne’s working-class heroism now more than ever. We're better off with the reruns than the reboot.
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Neoliberals Are Taking All the Wrong Lessons From Conor Lamb’s Victory
Lamb ran as an anti-establishment, labor-backed candidate who defended the welfare state. To keep winning, Democrats will need to embrace a bold, redistributive program.
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This Progressive New Mexican Could Become the First Native-American Woman in Congress
Deb Haaland is running on a platform of Medicare-for-all, marijuana decriminalization, and renewable energy.
Labor
West Virginia Teachers Are Now Out on a Wildcat Strike. The Labor Movement Should Follow Their Lead.
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3 Democratic Campaigns Now Have Staff Unions. Why Not More?
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How Progressives Can Criticize Trump’s $7 Trillion Deficit Without Preaching Austerity
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The Case for Nationalizing Elon Musk
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This Former NFL Player Is Running on a Progressive Agenda to Flip a Red District in Texas
Former linebacker Colin Allred is hoping to take out Republican Rep. Pete Sessions by campaigning on Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and automatic voter registration. But first, he will have to win the upcoming Democratic primary.
Viewpoint
Your Carbon Footprint Doesn’t Matter (Unless You’re Michael Bloomberg)
Consumption shaming is bad science—and bad politics.
Labor
In Davos, Trump Is Right at Home with the Global Financial Elite
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Democratic Leaders Sold Out DACA Recipients. Maybe It’s Time for Voters to Replace Them.
By negotiating a government funding deal with no protections for immigrants, top Democrats made a strong case for why the party's activist base should be able to replace them with new leadership.
InvestigationGoodman Institute
Exclusive Photos Contradict Coal CEO’s Claim He Had Nothing To Do with Rick Perry’s Coal Bailout
At a previously undisclosed March 29 meeting, Robert Murray gave Perry a hug and a wishlist. Six months later, Perry unveiled a controversial plan that echoed one of Murray's proposals.
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New York City Sues Fossil Fuel Companies for 200 Years of Climate Destruction
The city is modeling how to take Big Energy to task.
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Fire and Fury Signifies Nothing
We must not pretend this book will solve anything, especially the problem of the Trump presidency.
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How Wisconsin’s Progressive Revival Could Help Randy Bryce Unseat Paul Ryan
A surge of grassroots organizing mixed with anger at Trump and the GOP could pave the way for Bryce to take down the House Speaker.
Dispatch
You’re a Sad Man, Jerry Brown
At the U.N. climate change Conference in Bonn, Jerry Brown couldn’t shake his hecklers.
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Why the Sanders-Warren Plan for Puerto Rico Is a Model for Climate Legislation
To repair after disasters—and prevent future ones—we can't be afraid to spend public money on things people need.
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The GOP Tax Bill Is Basically Like Throwing Gasoline On The Dumpster Fire That Is the Climate Crisis
The latest Republican scheme isn’t just bad news for the economy, it will be terrible for the environment.
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After the Keystone XL Approval, Here’s What’s Next for the Climate Movement
The battle is far from over—and has already transformed the way environmental campaigns are waged.
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COP23 Proved That Indigenous Peoples Still Don’t Have a Real Voice in Climate Negotiations
While the Indigenous Peoples' Caucus was given a seat at the climate negotiations table, this role was largely symbolic.
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As the Trump Admin. Gives Fossil Fuels Industry the Floor at COP23, Hundreds of Protesters Shut Out
Representatives from fossil fuels companies were invited to speak on a panel alongside White House officials.
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Jerry Brown Lashes Out at COP23 Climate Protesters: “Let’s Put You in the Ground”
Activists interrupted Brown at the UN climate conference calling to keep fossil fuels in the ground and pursue more radical solutions.
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The Democratic Socialists Scored Some Big Wins. Here’s What They’re Planning Next.
A conversation with Christian Bowe, national political committee member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Labor
Joe Ricketts Is a Walking Case for a $1 Million Maximum Income
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Pruitt Is Removing Science Advisers Who Have Received EPA Funding, But He’s OK With Industry Funding
The EPA administrator called for scientific independence while drowning in fossil fuel money.
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