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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders shakes hands with supporters outside a polling place in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTX267JP

Analysis: Progressive Policies Provide Answer for Sanders’ Foreign Policy Gap

February 10, 2016 at 3:46 pm

MSNBC 2/10/16 By Michael Shank Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy — or apparent lack thereof — is not an oversight that’s unique to the presidential candidate. It’s representative of a pervasive problem within the progressive movement. Progressive elected officials in America are more often raised on domestic issues: lobbying on healthcare, […]

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More Record Warmth Means More Flooding

More Record Warmth Means More Flooding

January 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm

USA TODAY 01/16/15 By Michael Shank and Rep Alan Lowenthal In the coming years, thanks to a rapidly warming climate, sea level rise and flooding will become a frequent occurrence on every coast of the North American continent. While Southern California will suffer from some of the most significant sea […]

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Republicans Want to Fight Climate Change, Too

Republicans Want to Fight Climate Change, Too

January 15, 2015 at 12:01 pm

THE WEEK 01/15/15 By Michael Shank This year is quickly shaping up to be a banner year for action on climate change. And just in time. Last year was the hottest year on record. We also logged the highest global carbon emissions ever. This resulted in a slew of extreme […]

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Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

January 7, 2015 at 10:54 am

HUFFINGTON POST 01/07/15 By Michael Shank and Julia Trezona Peek With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It’s time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth. Climate change, left unaddressed, will decimate our […]

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Climate Change is an Immediate Threat

Climate Change is an Immediate Threat

December 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm

DISCORS 12/09/14 By Michael Shank Before leaving office, President Barack Obama should seize every opportunity and lever at his disposal to propel the United States towards a more secure, sustainable future. America remains one of the top per-capita carbon emitters and unless we move aggressively we will miss our window […]

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Super Pollutants to Face Bipartisan Battle in Congress

Super Pollutants to Face Bipartisan Battle in Congress

December 8, 2014 at 10:48 am

HUFFINGTON POST 12/04/14 By Michael Shank and Rep Scott Peters This autumn was a significant time for climate action and raising awareness about climate change, featuring the massive People’s Climate March and the United Nations’ Climate Summit. Despite these events, Congress hasn’t acted. But there is an opportunity for Congress […]

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Politically Wired Nonprofit Hooks Up U.S. Industry With Countries Seeking LNG

Politically Wired Nonprofit Hooks Up U.S. Industry With Countries Seeking LNG

November 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm

E&E 11/13/14 By Nick Juliano The ongoing domestic energy boom is fueling an alliance between representatives of U.S. companies that produce natural gas and foreign governments that want to purchase it, documents and interviews show. Intensified interest from foreign governments toward U.S. energy policy is one of the many outcomes […]

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DC’s Attorney General Race: A Serious Impact on District Youth

DC’s Attorney General Race: A Serious Impact on District Youth

November 3, 2014 at 11:55 am

HUFFINGTON POST 11/03/14 By Michael Shank and Erica Marshall On November 4 the voters in the District will turn out to choose our City’s next mayor. On the same ballot, after casting a vote for David Catania, Muriel Bowser or Carol Schwartz, voters will be asked to choose between five […]

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Dirty Energy Dollars

Dirty Energy Dollars

October 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 10/28/14 By Michael Shank and Julia Trezona Peek Members of Congress should refuse campaign donations from fossil fuel industries. Despite the fact that the American people mobilized in historic numbers last month to demand climate solutions, with the march in New York City drawing up […]

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Post-Election Ferguson: Bipartisan Congress to Demilitarize Police

Post-Election Ferguson: Bipartisan Congress to Demilitarize Police

October 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 10/21/14 By Michael Shank As the Ferguson fight rages on, a potentially more courageous Congress stands ready to return, post-elections, to shut down that which rightfully enraged protestors initially. Last month, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and the House of Representatives finally took a stand against the […]

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