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Biden’s 100-Day Honeymoon With the Climate Left Is Coming to an End

One hundred days in, what do we know about Bidenism as it pertains to the climate crisis? Expectations started out fairly low: Few expected the 78-year-old career centrist, who voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Iraq War, waxed poetic about austerity during the Obama administration, and campaigned during the 2020 Democratic primary on one of the most tepid climate plans in the field, to turn into Captain Planet overnight.

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Have Democrats Learned Their Lesson?

There is a rapidly consolidating consensus among the liberal commentariat that Democrats have learned from mistakes made during the Obama years and updated their thinking to adapt to new political realities. For once, it seems, Democrats may be in array.

The design and passage of Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan is the most persuasive evidence that, Read original

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Democrats’ Fear of the Green New Deal Is Tearing the Party Apart

About two years ago, before the Sunrise Movement became a household name, the activist group staged a sit-in at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. They were joined by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in one of her first days on the Hill, who proposed her colleagues in Congress develop a plan for an economy-wide mobilization to take on the climate crisis: the Green New Deal.

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