Beto O’Rourke, friend of the fossil fuel industry, is no climate hero | Kate Aronoff

ORourke wants to be everything to everyone. To take a look back at his career, thats an invitation hes extended to the fossil fuel industry We are truly now, more than ever, the last great hope of this Earth, Robert Francis Beto ORourke ended a video announcing his presidential bid. At this moment of maximum peril and maximum potential, lets show ourselves and those who will succeed us in this great country just who we are and what we can do. That sounds pretty green and maybe even refreshing after two years of Donald Trump. But ORourkes candidacy is kind of like the iceberg lettuce of politics. You can load it up with whatever you want, but underneath all the …

Pelosi comes out against impeaching Trump: ‘He’s just not worth it’

House speaker says move would be too divisive without compelling and bipartisan rationale Donald Trump should not be impeached unless the reasons are overwhelming and bipartisan, given how divisive it would be for the country, the House speaker, Washington Post interview published on Monday. Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless theres something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I dont think we should go down that path, because it divides the country, she said. Hes just not worth it. It was Pelosis most direct comment yet on Trumps possible impeachment, a topic she has dealt with cautiously as it carries the potential to sharply split Democrats and the public ahead of next years White House and congressional …