Mike Ludwig of Truthout: The EPA appears to be unwilling or unable to back up Scott Pruitt's claim that carbon pollution is not a primary contributor to climate change.
Senate Republicans would be left with just one vote to spare if Doug Jones were to be sworn in ahead of a final vote.
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Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs The Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.