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Two Years in, and the State of Our Union Is Weakened—but It’ll Be Strong Again

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We have a weakened president, a resurgent House of Representatives, new governors committed to state-level progress, and an engaged and mobilized public. Read more >

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Will the Real State of the Union Please Stand Up? 7 Things President Trump Won’t Say

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

What *should* be in the speech are some of the truly great challenges we need to tackle as a nation, from climate change to nuclear weapons, transportation to public health. So I’ll be watching , live-tweeting using the #RealSOTU hashtag, and highlighting some of the crucial facts that the president will not. I hope you can join me. Read more >

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The Elections, and What They Mean for Climate, Energy, and Science

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What do the election results mean for climate, security, energy, and science policy? Read more >

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New California Laws Address Climate Change—Some Bills Fall Short

, Western states policy manager

It’s Fall. That means crisp morning air, dwindling sunlight, and a chance to take stock of legislative victories and setbacks in California, as Governor Brown has now signed or vetoed the last of the bills sent to his desk this year.

As always, the progress we make in Sacramento is not only improving Californians’ quality of life, but also keeping momentum going for other states and countries. Many of the gains we make in clean technologies, for example, are reducing costs and proving solutions at scale, charting a course from which others can learn.

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Why the Senate Should Reject Pompeo as Secretary of State

, physicist & co-director, Global Security

After ousting Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, Donald Trump has decided to replace him with Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director. Pompeo’s views on Iran and North Korea, and more generally his lack of diplomatic experience, make him a terrible choice for secretary of state—especially given the international challenges the United States is now facing.

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