David Roberts @drvox Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee; now blogging for vox.com/ about energy politics. Climate hawk, deficit dove. Not a doctor. Aug. 07, 2019 1 min read

I genuinely appreciate stuff like this, but it would be so much better if Musgraves would tell the audience exactly who is supporting change & who is fighting it. The main obstacles are Mitch McConnell & the GOP. Name them.

The pressure not to appear partisan or "take sides," which operates powerfully & implicitly in so many areas of our culture, has become a barrier to truth-telling. The GOP has become a nihilist death cult & average people just hear that "Washington" or "politics" is to blame.

There are gun safety bills, election security bills, carbon tax bills, immigration bills -- bills to start tackling all sorts of America's problems in ways supported by majorities of its citizens. Mitch McConnell won't bring them to a vote. Say his name.


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