John Atcheson

John Atcheson is author of the novel, A Being Darkly Wise, an eco-thriller and Book One of a Trilogy centered on global warming. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the San Jose Mercury News and other major newspapers. Atcheson’s book reviews are featured on Climateprogess.org.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 8:30am
Four Myths Keeping Clinton Afloat
Myth # 1 – Hillary is more likely to beat Republicans in the general election For months now, polls show that Sanders has done better against Republican opponents than Hillary. In fact, he wins against opponents she loses to. In the latest polling , for example, she beats Trump by only 9 points,...
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Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 11:45am
The Failure That Never Happened—And Three That Did
The Failure that didn’t happen The Clinton campaign, and the Establishment in the media, the Democratic Party, the punditocracy, and assorted other self-interested corporations and PACsters are desperate to bring Sanders down after his Wisconsin victory made it 7 of the last 8 primaries for Bernie...
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
How Can Sanders Win It All? It's The Passion, Stupid
For the past several months, pundits, the corporate media, and the Democratic Establishment have been pushing the idea that Hillary Clinton has all but sewn up the nomination. The closer Sanders makes the race, the harder they push this misguided shibboleth. But ask any good pollster and he or she...
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 8:15am
Climate Change – Speeding Past the Stop Signs
There’s been a tendency in the media and in the international community to assume that with the Paris agreement this past December, the world is well on its way to dealing with the problem of climate change. In fact, the agreement was woefully inadequate, allowing for an increase of 3.5 C or more...
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Friday, March 25, 2016 - 4:15pm
What the Ex-Pat Primary Tells Us About the Bernie Blackout
Tuesday, March 22, and Wednesday the 23 rd were excellent days for the Establishment misinformation machine. Two Days in the Life of the Bernieblackout Tuesday began with an email from the Sanders campaign telling me he’d won the ex-pat primary by a huge margin. Good enough, but the corporate media...
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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 1:15pm
Feeding the Wrong Wolf
Tuesday night, as the results from the primaries were crystallizing, the media declined to cover a speech by Bernie Sanders so they could "stand-by" on the chance that Trump might speak. But there’s nothing new about that. The press has been ignoring or discounting Sanders all along, and covering...
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 8:30am
Sanders Takes Michigan, But Mainstream Media Keeps Discounting His Campaign
For weeks now, the Mainstream Media (MSM) has all but ignored the Sanders campaign and talked about Hillary’s capture of the Democratic nomination as a done deal. But, once again, Sanders proved them wrong with a dramatic win in Michigan on Tuesday. And as for Hillary’s victory in Mississippi? It’s...
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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 2:45pm
Decoding Super Tuesday: Why Sanders Is Still on Track to Win and Why the Democrats Need Him To
As usual, the mainstream media is confused by the results from Super Tuesday. To hear them tell it, Hillary has all but sewed up the nomination. In reality, Sanders had a good day, and Tuesday’s results suggest he’s set to surprise the pundits yet again. More importantly, he’s still the best...
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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 8:30am
Confederacy of Dunces 2: The Democratic Establishment is Sleepwalking Toward Disaster, And Sanders Supporters are Letting Them Do It
Bernie Sanders is trying to start a revolution, and if ever there was a country in need of one, the US is it. But his defeat in South Carolina and the polls heading into Super Tuesday suggest the revolution is in jeopardy. A quick look at the other candidates in the race tells you how desperate we...
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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 1:45pm
Voodoo Journalism: Dr. Krugman Strikes Again—Risking His Credibility
Paul Krugman is at it again. This time, he’s using his position as the leading progressive columnist in the “nation’s newspaper of record,” to ballyhoo a letter from four former heads of the Council of Economic Advisors. Their letter criticizes an economic analysis of Bernie Sanders’ policies...
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