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Ben Adler

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Ben Adler is a senior editor at City & State NY. He has written about environmental policy for The Washington Post, The Guardian, Reuters, and The New Republic.

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Democrats are failing to connect Trump to their larger critique of the status quo political economy. Read more

Politics

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Victor Juhasz

Existing laws give the executive branch the power to transform the energy sector. Read more

Day One Agenda

The Trump administration plans to decimate environmental safeguards—so blue states and cities are stepping up their efforts to arrest climate change. Read more

Energy and the Environment

Why does Thomas Friedman want to help a Republican win the White House? Read more

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Transportation spending, like pretty much everything else, is totally screwed. Read more

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What happened to those evangelicals who cared about the environment? Read more

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Conservative politicians dream up global cooling. Read more

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Why does Obama wanna kill Shamu? Read more

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The perception that Republicans are better on national security was never about their actual record. Read more

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The usual suspects in the Senate are ready to tie a debt-ceiling vote in knots. Read more

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The real solution to our oil-consumption problem won't be solved by energy policy. Read more

Education in America

A new book on the history of Brownstone Brooklyn busts the myths that lure gentrifiers in. Read more

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Paul Ryan's budget cuts aid precisely to those who need it most: the elderly and disabled. Read more

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Democrats could actually cut the deficit and redefine foreign policy by going after defense spending -- if only they were brave enough to try. Read more

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After years of browbeating, conservatives have succeeded in convincing Americans that Social Security is in trouble, but that doesn't mean it is. Read more

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The logical flaw at the heart of Republicans' proposals to solve the energy crisis Read more

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When it comes to their top legislative priority, disability activists fear later will mean never. Read more

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Most outer-ring suburbs are being developed into unwalkable sprawl. But it doesn't have to be that way. Read more

Features

Republican states seem to suffer the worst from the vicissitudes of the Electoral College, but they are also the least interested in switching to a national popular vote. Read more

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Everyone knows driving an SUV or leaving the lights on is bad for the earth. But when it comes to your environmental impact, what's on your plate is just as important. Read more

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