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I miss John McCain

I miss John McCain.   I miss his missives – his term of endearment in 2007 for one of my organizers, Sam Witherbee, was “You little jerk”.  That was before the 2008 general election, before the New Hampshire primary and during the days when McCain, before giving his stump speech, would introduce Sam to the people assembled. One night McCain’s…read more →

Mayor Menino and the Future of Climate Action

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will not run for re-election; where will this leave climate action in Beantown? Clean Air-Cool Planet’s local climate initiatives report (2012) includes a brief snapshot of nine community-based climate and energy initiatives. Some of the highest-profile efforts enjoying the most momentum are indeed headed by elected leaders and staffed by municipal governments (e.g., Boston, New York,…read more →