Fight Over Gas Stoves and Furnaces in the Effort to Slow Climate Change

That spring, Arizona, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Louisiana passed laws that barred cities from banning natural gas. In Oklahoma, the gas industry drew support from groups like the AARP, the influential lobby for older Americans, as well as restaurants, hotels, homebuilders and barbecue equipment makers.

“The message was: ‘You don’t want these California liberals telling you that you can’t have a gas stove,’” said Mary Boren, a Democratic state senator in Oklahoma who voted against the bill.

In a statement, Bill Malcolm, a senior legislative representative at the AARP, said the group had “supported legislative and regulatory initiatives allowing customers to

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Mark Meadows’ political career has been defined by conflict : NPR

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has offered the most stunning revelations in the Congressional inquiry into the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has offered the most stunning revelations in the Congressional inquiry into the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has offered the most stunning revelations yet in the congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Meadows, a former congressman with a reputation

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Opinion | Can Politics Save Christianity?

And here I think the analogy to the new progressivism especially fails. What gets called “wokeness” is particularly powerful among elites, yes, but the shift in attitudes on, say, racism is broader than that; if similar numbers of previously secular Americans were suddenly endorsing Christian doctrine we would rightly call it a revival. Well before it began to impose itself on the doubtful and reluctant, the new progressivism ascended — first within the church-like structures of academia, and then in liberal culture more broadly — precisely because it had conviction on its side, as against the more careerist and soulless

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Matthew Dowd ends campaign for Texas Lt. Gov, saying he doesn’t want to hinder ‘diversity’ in politics

Matthew Dowd is ending his campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Texas after the Democratic primary field he was running in became more diverse.

“A diverse field is now emerging in the Democratic primary for this office,” Dowd said in a statement Tuesday. “I do not want to be the one who stands in the way of the greater diversity we need in politics.”


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The 60-year-old Dowd was the chief strategist for Bush’s 2004 campaign

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Elaine Anaya, former first lady of New Mexico, worked outside politics to help those in need | Local News

Elaine Anaya served as New Mexico’s first lady in the early and mid-1980s, but she preferred weaving, crafting and creating to the contact sport of politics.

Her husband, Toney, was elected governor in 1982, and Elaine Anaya used her role as first lady to promote museums and early education. She died of cancer at 78 on Nov. 9 in her Santa Fe home.

Family members described her as a strong person with a modest manner.

“She was very quiet, very calm. She had a certain demeanor about her that was disarming, but she set the rules down, and I followed

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VP Harris meets with activist who said ‘f—‘ ‘White women’

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Vice President Harris on Monday met with several Black female activists for a private meeting in her ceremonial office, including an activist who directed an expletive towards “White women” in a public Zoom call just last year.

Harris met with several members of the Black Women Leaders and Allies, including Cora Masters Barry, a donor to President Biden and an appointee of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Melanie Campbell who leads the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

During the private meeting, Harris heard ideas from activists regarding civil rights and

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Do recent elections indicate a shift in Latin American politics? Post correspondents answered your questions.

Chileans head to the polls next. On Dec. 19, they will choose between two presidential candidates from opposite ends of the political spectrum: José Antonio Kast, a far-right defender of late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet; and Gabriel Boric, a millennial and former student activist who said on the campaign trail that Chile will be neoliberalism’s “grave.” Analysts say the presidential race there reflects the region’s deepening polarization.

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‘Citizen Cash’ Shows the Impossible Politics of Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash in 1994 (Andy Earl / Camera Press / Redux)

Johnny Cash, so the standard line goes, was a man of many parts. “There was no one single Cash,” the scholar Leigh H. Edwards has argued. “He was always multiple, changing, inconsistent.” He was both “Saturday night and Sunday morning” is how the rock journalist Anthony DeCurtis put it; he was a “walkin’ contradiction,” Kris Kristofferson, Cash’s sometime collaborator and running buddy, sang in a song.

To work my way past the cliché and remember what a high-wire act his once was, I recently rewatched footage of Cash

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In Chicago, Mass Migration is Shifting Black Power

“You would never have dumped disparate people in white communities.”

With people leaving, the city started closing public schools, exacerbating a vicious cycle that continues to push out Chicago’s Black residents while failing to attract enough new ones. The Chicago Board of Education and Emanuel closed 50 schools in 2013 — the largest mass school closing in the nation’s history.

A moment of clarity persuaded Butler to stay. The sight of children playing in the dirt of a vacant lot outside her window one day, she said, inspired her to abandon the family exit plan and recommit to building back

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‘One rule for them’: newspapers savage Boris Johnson over party scandal | Politics

The crisis engulfing the government over the Downing Street Christmas party scandal has given the newspapers the chance to batter Boris Johnson with varying degrees of savagery.

Amid widespread outrage at the video of No 10 staff joking about whether or not a party was held during last year’s tight lockdown, some normally supportive titles reflect that anger with very critical front pages on Thursday.

The Mail combines Wednesday’s announcement of new Covid rules with the No 10 scandal: “One rule for them, new rules for the rest of us”, the splash headline reads. It carries a large picture of

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