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Politics

Joel B. Stronberg
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Infrastructure Negotiations and the Fate of National Climate Policy—Will There Be a Chance to Make a Second Impression?

Climate has fallen out of the infrastructure discussion as it took its bipartisanship detour. It may not return. So, then what? I don’t see the preparatory work for a close Senate climate vote taking place in the administration.

Joel B. Stronberg
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US Climate Policy Caught Between Two Worlds—Are We Smarter Than Buridan’s Ass?

Buridan’s Ass, the name given to the paradox, is said to starve because it cannot decide between two equally good options. Why? Because—the critter lacks free will and, therefore, is unable to make a rational choice.

Joel B. Stronberg
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Negotiating the Future of US Climate Policy

It’s nearly Memorial Day, and President Biden’s hoped-for agreement on an infrastructure bill seems to be in doubt given where the negotiations between Republicans and Democrats are after several weeks of discussions. Luckily there is nothing sacred about the Memorial Day target.

Joel B. Stronberg
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Climate Policy in a Binary World: Uttering and Other High Crimes and Misdemeanors

I take no pleasure in saying congressional Republicans--for the most part—are guilty of utter-ing untruths. Moreover, I recognize that all Republicans are not climate deniers, just as all Democrats are not environmental defenders.

Joel B. Stronberg
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A Very Uncivil Notion: Climate Activism and the Party of Trump

It may sound strange to suggest the fate of President Biden’s climate agenda will parallel that of Liz Cheney, Wyoming’s at-large Republican congressional representative, but hear me out.

Joel B. Stronberg
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Earth Day 2021: Awakened Not Woke

Spring is a time of awakening. This Earth Day, it seems with the ascendance of Joe Biden to the presidency—or at least with the absence of Donald Trump—the nation’s corporate and labor leaders are now awakening to the need and possibilities of a low-carbon economy. The truth is other.

WeAct
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4 Ways Society Can Fix Capitalism Right Now

Easy solutions to help Western civilization survive and what's holding us back

Joel B. Stronberg
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Juliana v. US: Children Standing at the Crossroads

Exercising my ‘reasoned judgment,’ I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society. - US District Judge Ann Aiken

Joel B. Stronberg
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A Blue Dog Night: What It Might Mean for a Green New Deal

To win over the Senate's Blue Dog Democrats, the White House approved last-minute changes to the bill. The term Blue Dog describes more conservative—often southern—Democrats. The phrase isn’t used meanly. It is a tag worn with honor by Senators and the members of the House Blue Dog Coalition.

Joel B. Stronberg
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Climate Policy in the Biden Era: A House Divided

Although the House remains in Democratic hands, fewer hands are doing the holding. Election losses have led to recriminations and heated discussions between moderate and progressive House Democrats which has even spilled out into activist communities.

Joel B. Stronberg
Members Public

Climate Policy in the Biden Era: Georgia on My Mind

To control the Senate Democrats will need to win both Georgia runoff elections. To fail is to preclude at least one legislative maneuver that could rescind all of the Trump administration's final environmental laws finalized over the past two months.