OFA frames climate change as public health threat

On June 2, President Obama finally announced his plan to tackle climate change through EPA regulation of carbon pollution from coal power plants. This is Obama’s biggest climate change initiative yet — and given the current Congress, it’s also the only way… Continue Reading

Three things Obama got right in his climate speech

By now President Obama’s climate speech at Georgetown University has been thoroughly dissected — even vivisected if you count live blogging and tweeting — by pundits, wonks, and other interested parties. But since you can never, ever have too many… Continue Reading

Questions Raised by White House “We The People” Online Petition Process

Petitioning the government for policy changes is a practice as old as the republic, and doing so online is a practice as old as the Web, if not the Internet itself. But last Thursday, the White House announced a new initiative… Continue Reading