U.S. Politics

Why the GOP Should Embrace Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

There’s a lot of discussion these days about how the Republican Party should reposition itself in light of last week’s election results.  Support for renewables and energy efficiency would make sense as part of a package of policy adjustments — it would strengthen the Party’s appeal to swing voters, women, and younger voters, with only …


Some Worried Thoughts About Congressional Paralysis

Congress seems on the point of collapse as a viable branch of government.  The budget crisis in Washington may yet cause a government shut-down and interrupt basic obligations such as payment of Social Security. In the past, raising the debt ceiling has been routine, but such routine activities have now become nearly impossible.  Nate Silver …