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April 22, 2021
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“Accountability today, justice tomorrow.”

In This Episode

Derek Chauvin is found guilty of murdering George Floyd, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) joins to talk about renewed hope that Congress might pass police reform, and Democrats re-introduce the Green New Deal as Joe Biden pledges to cut carbon emissions in half ahead of a global climate summit.

 

Show Notes

 

Chauvin verdict

  • AP: Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death
  • Politico: Chauvin is guilty. Now comes the hard road ahead.
  • The Atlantic: Chauvin’s Conviction Is the Exception That Proves the Rule
  • NYT: Biden and Harris on the Chauvin Trial Verdict 
  • NYT: President Biden calls George Floyd’s family and says evidence for a guilty verdict is ‘overwhelming.’ 
  • NYT: The Death of George Floyd Reignited a Movement. What Happens Now? 
  • Politico: 21 Experts on What the Verdict Means — and Where to Go From Here
  • The New Yorker: The Significance of the Derek Chauvin Verdict
  • National Review: Editorial: The Message of the Chauvin Verdict
  • NYT: House Democrats squelch a G.O.P effort to censure Maxine Waters for saying protestors should get more confrontational 
  • NYT: G.O.P. Bills Target Protesters (and Absolve Motorists Who Hit Them)
  • NYT: Derek Chauvin faces three charges. Here’s how his sentencing could unfold. 
  • CNN: Derek Chauvin is in a prison’s segregated housing unit for his safety while he awaits sentencing
  • StarTribune: Justice Department to probe whether Minneapolis police have ‘pattern and practice’ of misconduct 
  • The Columbus Dispatch: Ma’Khia Bryant: Columbus police release body camera footage in shooting of 16-year-old
  • POLITICO Playbook PM: Chauvin aftermath: Progress on police reform talks 
  • Politico: Chauvin conviction squeezes Congress on police reform

 

Climate Politics

  • Earth Day: THE HISTORY OF EARTH DAY
  • Politico: Biden’s climate all-stars: ‘The ambition is breathtaking’ – but so are the expectations 
  • NYT: Biden Is Pushing a Climate Agenda. Gina McCarthy Has to Make It Stick. 
  • NPR: U.S. Officially Rejoins Paris Agreement On Climate Change
  • Vox: Biden wants to convince the world America can be trusted on climate change
  • Reuters: Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit in first meeting of two leaders
  • NYT: Amid Biden Climate Push, a Question Looms: Is America’s Word Good? 
  • WaPo: Biden will hold a big climate summit this week to reestablish U.S. leadership. Not everyone may follow.
  • Politico: 9 things to watch ahead of Joe Biden’s climate-palooza 
  • NYT: Biden Will Pledge to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Nearly in Half 
  • WaPo: Biden plans to cut emissions at least in half by 2030 
  • Politico: Biden prepares sweeping order on climate-related risks
  • NYT: Biden, Emphasizing Job Creation, Signs Sweeping Climate Actions
  • The White House: FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Executive Actions to Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs, and Restore Scientific Integrity Across Federal Government
  • The New Yorker: Biden’s Jobs Plan Is Also a Climate Plan. Will It Make a Difference? 
  • World Resources Institute: Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan Stack Up on Climate and Jobs?
  • NYT: What’s in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan?
  • White House: FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan
  • Politico: Progressives formally reintroduce the Green New Deal 
  • Al Jazeera: AOC, Democrats relaunch ‘Green New Deal’ before climate summit 
  • CBS News: Markey and Ocasio-Cortez reintroduce Green New Deal 
  • NYT: Progressives Propose Tripling Housing Commitment in Infrastructure Plan 
  • The New Republic: The Big Difference Between a Green New Deal and Biden’s Climate Agenda
  • Yahoo News: Democrats push forward ‘Civilian Climate Corps’ with support from Biden and AOC
  • Mother Jones: Here’s What a Civilian Climate Corps Might Look Like 
  • Data for Progress: Memo: U.S. Voters Strongly Support Bold Climate Solutions 
  • EcoWatch (via The Guardian): Guardian/Vice Poll Finds Most 2020 Voters Strongly Favor Climate Action
  • The Atlantic: Voters Really Care About Climate Change
  • WaPo: Americans like Green New Deal’s goals, but they reject paying trillions to reach them
  • Vox: Poll: the Green New Deal is popular in swing House districts
  • Grist: Poll: The Green New Deal is as popular as legalizing weed
  • Yale Program on Climate Change Communication: Yale Climate Opinion Maps 2020
  • WaPo Analysis: When do voters support Black Lives Matter or the Green New Deal?
  • Vox: Fox News has united the right against the Green New Deal. The left remains divided.
  • Politico: Lawmakers ready new ag climate bill with major GOP backing
  • MSNBC: Why the House Republicans’ plan to fight climate change matters 
  • Center for American Progress: Climate Deniers in the 117th Congress 
  • Pew Research: How Americans see climate change and the environment in 7 charts 
  • Grist: Poll: The partisan gap on climate change is widening 
  • Gallup: Environment
  • WaPo: How politics is shaping Biden’s infrastructure proposal

 

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