At a Fossil Fuels Summit, the Climate Crisis Is Totally Under Control

“There’s no air pollution today, that’s great!”
“Yeah, it’s so nice.”
So began the first snippet of conversation I heard as soon as I entered the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s Energy Summit, an annual Denver conference that gathers together the state’s biggest fossil fuel players for a day of panel discussions and liquored-up networking. The exchange came from a man and a woman in business casual who had just poured themselves coffees from a breakfast bar.

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At a Fossil Fuels Summit, the Climate Crisis Is Totally Under Control

“There’s no air pollution today, that’s great!”
“Yeah, it’s so nice.”
So began the first snippet of conversation I heard as soon as I entered the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s Energy Summit, an annual Denver conference that gathers together the state’s biggest fossil fuel players for a day of panel discussions and liquored-up networking. The exchange came from a man and a woman in business casual who had just poured themselves coffees from a breakfast bar.

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At a Fossil Fuels Summit, the Climate Crisis Is Totally Under Control

“There’s no air pollution today, that’s great!”
“Yeah, it’s so nice.”
So began the first snippet of conversation I heard as soon as I entered the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s Energy Summit, an annual Denver conference that gathers together the state’s biggest fossil fuel players for a day of panel discussions and liquored-up networking. The exchange came from a man and a woman in business casual who had just poured themselves coffees from a breakfast bar.

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Trump-appointed election commission holdovers accused of delaying campaign finance cases

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to the Murabba Palace, escorted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to attend a banquet in their honor. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Holdover Trump election officials are trying to run out the clock on campaign finance cases, including a serious accusation that gun lovers secretly gave Republican leaders millions of dollars.
Charges against the National Rifle Association were leveled by the gun-control group founded by former U.S. Rep.

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How Long Can the West Survive Republican Obstruction on Climate?

Last week, Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah offered the meekest of excuses when asked why conservative leadership in the Senate is fighting to keep crucial climate policies out of the infrastructure package being proposed by the White House. Romney said measures “related” to climate, like carbon capture and nuclear power, are indeed being included and then tellingly added that “the Democrats’ agenda on climate change” would have to be enacted separately.

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Will the Senate Leadership Allow Local Democrats to Choose Their Candidates?

Charles Booker is throwing his hat in the ring once again. Booker announced an official Senate exploration committee Monday, setting up a matchup between the former Kentucky state representative and two-term senator Rand Paul. What’s not clear is how the Democratic establishment will respond, and if they will behave differently—and more democratically—than the last time Booker tried running.
Back in 2019, the DSCC, pressed by then–Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, almost immediately threw their support behind moderate dream candidate Amy McGrath to take on Mitch McConnell.

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Trump Renews His Vows With the Republican Party

Ten years ago, Donald Trump gave a speech at CPAC that electrified his fans and teased a future run for the presidency. On Sunday, he did it again. An extraordinary decade in American politics and American life perfectly bookended. Somehow, despite all that’s happened, we’re back where we started—wondering what Trump will do next. But it’s the wrong question, and Trump knows it. His rise as a political figure depended first upon Republican ambivalence and then upon their willingness to embrace and stand by him as a candidate and as president.

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How to Handle the Growing China Space Threat

The Long March 5 Y-4 rocket carrying the Tianwen-1 Mars probe takes off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Wenchang, Hainan Province, China, July 23, 2020. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)
America must keep pace to prevent China from achieving strategic superiority.
With the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announcing plans to conduct over 40 orbital launches in 2021 with “the [Communist] Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core,” will the U.S.

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Why Is Michael Bennet Defying Joe Biden’s Call for Non-Corporate Judges?

One of the first priorities of the Biden administration, articulated weeks before his swearing-in, was nominating judges. In a December letter to Senate Democrats, incoming White House counsel Dana Remus indicated that Biden would be moving swiftly on judgeships for circuit and district courts, and that he wanted recommendations, not for the usual corporate lawyers that overwhelm the federal bench, but public defenders and civil rights attorneys.
“With respect to U.S.

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