A progressive bulwark is crumbling, and the movement itself may soon follow

By now the future of the progressive movement should be apparent for all to see. The energy and momentum on the political left points to the need for leadership that creates, enriches, and sustains a broad and diverse coalition of voters. The way forward to…

Ohio voters approve ballot initiative designed to limit gerrymandering

By a three-to-one margin, Ohio’s voters approved a ballot initiative on Tuesday that will make it harder for either party to recreate the aggressively gerrymandered maps that currently allow Republicans to dominate the state’s congressional delegation. The approved initiative, Ohio’s Issue 1, will create a…

New study shows the power of invoking public health in climate lawsuits

By Jeremy Deaton Climate advocates have battled long and hard to pass major legislation to rein in carbon pollution, and they have repeatedly come up short even when Democrats have controlled both houses of Congress, and even in deep-blue states like Washington and Oregon. So…

Pruitt tells climate deniers he’ll stop counting value of lives saved for new rules

By Philip Newell Scott Pruitt, still clinging to the helm of President Trump’s EPA, met with allies at the Heritage Foundation Wednesday for what one attendee described as a “deniers’ convention,” according to E&E News. Pruitt told attendees that he is planning to stop counting the co-benefits…

Young Americans want to save you from climate change

By Jeremy Deaton It was one of the largest youth-led protests since the Vietnam War, as hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the capital to protest gun violence. But it wasn’t the size or scale of the March for Our Lives that made it remarkable. As Robinson Meyer of The Atlantic wrote,…

Third winter storm in 10 days bears down on New England

By Jeremy Deaton The Eastern Seaboard is enduring its third nor’easter in 10 days. Winter Storm Skylar is expected to blanket New England in more than a foot of snow. The National Weather Service has warned of “near-blizzard conditions.” The rapid succession of storms may seem unusual, but mounting…

Climate change disproportionately impacts women. Here are 6 stories from the front lines.

By Nexus Media We already know that climate change affects women disproportionately, but it is especially dramatic in Bangladesh. Caught between erratic rainfall and rising sea levels, women are struggling to guard their lives and livelihoods. During an especially severe tropical cyclone in 1991, for example, 90…