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.
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Elon Musk Endorses Rex Tillerson, Confirming That Elon Musk Is Terrible
He also reminds us why a revenue-neutral carbon tax is terrible.
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With Donald Trump as President, Americans Are Flocking to Socialism
Membership in the Democratic Socialists of America has surged since the election.
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Trump’s Speech Shows His Dark But Compelling Vision of America. We Need To Offer Something Better.
His potent blend of populist rhetoric and right-wing nationalism is effective among his base—and terrifying.
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Disruption Is Good—Starting with the Inauguration
This weekend’s protests are just the beginning.
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Trump’s EPA Nominee Draws Friends and Foes to his Confirmation Hearing
In These Times talks to the coal miners sent by Murray Energy to support Scott Pruitt, and the climate organizers who showed up to oppose him.
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Deficits Matter—But Not in the Way Paul Krugman Thinks They Do
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Either Rex Tillerson Lied Under Oath, Or He Doesn’t Understand How Fossil Fuel Subsidies Work
At Wednesday's confirmation hearing, Trump's secretary of state pick denied that Exxon Mobil receives subsidies. It does.
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The GOP Is Trying to Kill You
With Donald Trump at the helm, Republicans are readying to unleash holy hell through public policies.
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How Colleges and Universities Are Defying Trump
The student campaign to make schools into sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants.
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“Hope Not Hate”: A Roadmap for Navigating the Racist Backlash Against Neoliberalism
Anti-fascist organizing in post-Brexit Britain offers lessons for Trump’s America.
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Rogue One May Be the Most Leftist Star Wars Film Yet
In the age of Trump, we need all the rogues we can get.
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Did Trump Retaliate Against Twitter Because It Refused to Help Him Build a Muslim Registry?
The official explanation for why CEO Jack Dorsey didn’t get an invite to Trump’s tech meeting leaves a lot to the imagination.
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“People Power Works”: What’s Next for Standing Rock’s Water Protectors
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is far from over. But the victories against it offer lessons for resisting Trump.
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Here’s What’s More Troubling About Rex Tillerson Than His Ties to Putin
As Secretary of State, Exxon's CEO could do enormous damage to the climate.
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Standing Rock Celebrates as Army Halts Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
Although the ultimate fate of the pipeline is not clear, the Army’s move to stop construction is an exciting step in the right direction.
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Climate Activists Must Stop Donald Trump at Home—And Go on Offense Abroad
There's no compromising with the far right—but progress can still be made around the world, and at the local and state levels.
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A Q&A with Jane McAlevey: “We Can Turn This Thing Around More Quickly Than Most People Think”
The longtime labor organizer reflects on the election and talks about where we go from here.
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How to Organize Against President Trump
Grassroots activists reflect on the road ahead.
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After Trump’s Win, Our Job Is More Clear Than Ever: Organize.
People have mobilized to defeat authoritarians in Trump’s mold before. Now it’s up to us to fight like hell, together.
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The Left’s Support for Hillary Clinton This Election Was About Risk Mitigation, Nothing More
I cast my vote to give popular uprisings a fighting chance.
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LIUNA’s Rank-and-File is Challenging Union Leadership on Standing Rock—and Beyond
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Working Families Party Offers Oregon Voters a Chance to Put Pro-TPP, Neoliberal Democrats on Notice
Shanti Lewallen took up the Oregon WFP’s offer to join the Senate race as its candidate. His Democratic opponent is Sen. Ron Wyden.
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How Bernie Sanders Supporters are Organizing to Stop the TPP
As Obama gears up for a lame-duck push on the TPP, activists target U.S. House members at home.
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Why The Left Doesn’t Want A Carbon Tax (Or at Least Not This One)
The battle over a Washington state ballot initiative previews the future of the climate debate.
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Donald Trump’s Energy Adviser Doesn’t Know How Electricity Works
And other takeaways from yesterday's debate between Clinton and Trump’s energy advisers.
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Trump’s Right: The Election Is Rigged. But He’s Wrong About Who’s Rigging It.
There’s a reason people feel unheard in American democracy.
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“Pussy Grabs Back” Organizers React to Debate, Plan Ahead Post-Election
Defeating Trump is No. 1. But holding a Clinton administration accountable to the left is a close second.
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Could a Socialist Plot Save the Planet?
Nationalization could slow the climate crisis. But email leaks show how hard a sell it will be to a Clinton administration.
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What Millennials Thought of the 2nd Trump/Clinton Debate
"If Donald Trump and the GOP love America so much,” asks one, “then why do they hate so many Americans?”
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Trump Is a Sexist Horrorshow—But Mike Pence Would Also Be a Terrible President for Women
While there’s no evidence Pence harasses women behind closed doors, he has waged a very public vendetta against them.
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Hillary Clinton Is in Her Own Form of Climate Denial
New data show the need for much more aggressive policies.
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Hillary Clinton’s Millennial Problem Is Because of Her Policies, Not Her Gender
If Clinton wants young people's votes, she needs to break with the status quo.
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The VP Debate: Tyranny of the Boring
Tonight’s vice-presidential debate reminds us of all the boring white men who run America.
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The United States Isn’t an “Idiocracy.” It’s an Oligarchy.
In Mike Judge’s 2006 comedy Idiocracy, America kills itself with its own stupidity. But in 2016, our dystopic future looks more like Mad Max.
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If Hillary Clinton Won the Debate, Social Movements Are To Thank
Popular uprisings have helped pushed Clinton’s priorities closer to those of ordinary Americans.
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A Progressive Drinking Game To Get You Through Tonight’s Presidential Debate
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off in front of an estimated 100 million viewers.
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The Left Deserves Better Than Jill Stein
Stein’s Green Party run doesn’t offer a plan to win, or to build power. The Left is capable of so much more.
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Millennials Arrested at Paul Ryan’s Office, Demanding He Denounce Trump
“Hillary isn’t my candidate, but I will not feed Donald Trump. It’s by desperation that she’s getting my vote,” says one protester.
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House Republicans Are Trying to Quash the Investigation of Exxon’s Climate Cover-Up
The climate action groups and state Attorneys General leading the charge against Exxon are now facing subpoenas.
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Kate Aronoff Explains What Hillary Clinton Still Has to Do to Win Over Bernie Sanders Supporters
Labor
AFL-CIO Backs Dakota Access Pipeline and the “Family Supporting Jobs” It Provides
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BREAKING: Obama Administration Steps In to Halt Dakota Access Pipeline—For Now
After months of protest by Native tribes, the federal government has issued an order to stop the pipeline, reversing a judge's ruling made earlier in the day.
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The Man Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline Has a Long History of Profiting Off Disasters
Kelcy Warren is CEO of Energy Transfer Partners.
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In the War Against Climate Change, Physics Isn’t the Enemy—It’s Corporations and the Far Right
Bill McKibben wants a World War II-style mobilization against climate change. But if it's a war, it's a class war.
Labor
Why The TPP and TTIP Trade Deals May Now Be Dead In The Water
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Black Lives Matter Is Showing Why Progressive Jews Must Support Palestinian Justice
The Movement for Black Lives' new platform has drawn a line in the sand over support for Palestinian rights and racial justice.
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Donald Trump’s Economic Plan Is a Giveaway to The Super Rich
Except for trade, Trump’s plan is big business’s plan too.
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Bernie Sanders’ Delegates Speak Out About Convention: “They Painted Us As Crazy”
Will the Democratic Party embrace its insurgent wing?
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