The Daily Vigil: June 6, 2017

Going Carbon Negative: While not exactly political news, I found this to be quite heartening. An industrial facility recently opened in Sweden that actively pulls CO2 out of the air, reportedly at a rate 1,000x more efficient than photosynthesis. This sort of technology would pair perfectly with world efforts to reduce emissions, and if enough…

June 5, 2017

Organizing Your Ossoff

Yeah yeah that punchline is old. Have you organized for Jon Ossoff down in Georgia’s 6th yet? He’s been gaining in the polls but we all know how reliable those are. “But Dan, I hate cold calling people!” So do I, but our time has come- team up with the Sierra Club and text bank for the man! That’s right! You can help organize a campaign and secure voters for the most winnable special election this year all without having to call a single soul! It cannot be easier. Get them thumbs texting!

The Daily Vigil: June 2, 2017

Guess Who’s Back: Devin Nunes continues in his crusade to impede the Russia investigation, despite his previous recusal from it. He is still gumming up the works of the legitimate investigation by focusing all of his attention as House Intelligence Committee Chairman on “unmasking”- essentially, he’s providing delays to the Trump administration by complaining about how…

June 1, 2017

We’ll Always Have Paris, Part Deux: Strictly speaking, Trump hasn’t pulled out of the Paris Accords yet. He’s announcing his decision today at 3:00. While he is still overwhelmingly likely to pull out, we can still lodge protests.  After you’ve called your Representative and Senators, call the White House Comment Line at (202)456-1111. They’re probably be…

May 26, 2017: The Daily Vigil

Big Sigh Country: Welp, in what shouldn’t be overly surprising to anyone, Quist lost in Montana. This is unfortunate, since the GOP has now explicitly endorsed assaultive candidates twice in the last year, but we have to remember that all of the special elections are taking place in blood red districts. That’s part of why Trump…

May 25, 2017: The Daily Vigil

GOP SPIN ON CBO HEALTHCARE SCORE: The CBO released its score on the AHCA. The takeaway is that 14,000,000 people will still immediately lose their coverage, and 23,000,000 will lose it by 2026. The estimates for the previous version were that 21-24 million people would lose their coverage in ten years, so expect the GOP…