Tom Weis

Tom Weis

Tom Weis is the president of Climate Crisis Solutions in Boulder, Colorado.

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US President-elect Joe Biden participates in a virtual meeting with the United States Conference of Mayors at the Queen in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 23, 2020. - US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named the deeply experienced Antony Blinken for secretary of state, also nominating the first female head of intelligence and a czar for climate issues, with a promise to a return to expertise after the turbulent years of Donald Trump. (Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Radical Climate Centrists? Say It Ain't So, Joe
After campaigning on the promise to address the climate crisis as the “ existential threat ” it is—and being carried across the finish line by countless climate voters like me—President-elect Joe Biden is already slipping back into the past. By this, I mean he is surrounding himself with Democratic...
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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Like Sanders and Warren, I'm Backing Biden
As a climate voter, Joe Biden was hardly my first choice for president. He wasn’t my second choice. Bernie Sanders was my dream presidential candidate, with Elizabeth Warren my second. But like Sanders and Warren, I am now backing Biden for president. Why? I don’t believe our democratic Republic...
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It all begins with putting Trump’s exhausting psychodrama behind us and getting back to loving  and caring for one another as Americans. (Photo: Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images) Views
Friday, October 16, 2020
History Will Damn Trump & Co. for Betraying the Vision of Our Founders
What I am about to share might surprise you. There is a rock formation next to one of my favorite hiking trails that I call “Love Rock.” Hikers like to leave small heart-shaped rocks on it. The sandstone wall is a sight to behold when covered with little stone hearts. More than once since 2016, I...
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The utter unpreparedness of the United States for a pandemic is Trump’s fault. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Friday, October 09, 2020
Trump's Resignation Would Save Countless American Lives. You Could Even Call It a Blessing From God
According him more compassion than he has shown others who have died due to his malicious negligence, I wish President Trump a full recovery from COVID-19, even though he brought this on himself through his wanton recklessness. Most people did not. Most people who have contracted the deadly disease...
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Saturday, October 03, 2020
Trumpgate Makes Watergate Look Like Child's Play
I remember as a kid watching President Nixon’s resignation speech on a black-and-white television. That was a simpler and more innocent time. After burglars were caught red-handed breaking into the DNC headquarters at the Watergate Office Complex, Nixon resigned rather than face almost certain...
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during an event to open a campaign office at Eastern Market in Detroit, Michigan, on December 21, 2019. Views
Saturday, February 01, 2020
DNC Showing Its True Colors (Again)
On Friday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) showed it has learned nothing from the 2016 election disaster. The same DNC that recently complained it could not change the rules to allow the candidates to debate the gravest challenge facing humanity—the global climate emergency—has now rigged...
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The youth-led Sunrise Movement launched a campaign earlier this year to urge the Democratic Party to hold a 2020 presidential primary debate about the climate crisis. (Photo: Sunrise Movement/Twitter) Views
Friday, November 15, 2019
DNC Dithers While the World Burns
It wasn’t long ago that seemingly every green group in America was up in arms over the Democratic Party’s self-defeating refusal to sponsor a nationally televised presidential debate on the climate crisis. With moral clarity, climate campaigners loudly demanded that the Democratic National...
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How do Democrats envision making the leap from fearfully refusing to sponsor a climate debate to the next President of the United States suddenly being positioned to rally an entire nation to get behind a World War II-scale national climate mobilization? (Photo by mdgovpics/Flickr) Views
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Another Open Letter to DNC Chair Tom Perez: How Are Democrats Going to Contain the Climate Worldfire If They Won’t Even Hold a Climate Debate?
Dear Tom, Since the first open letter I wrote to you didn’t seem to get through, I’m trying again. You probably don’t remember me, but I remember you. You made a deep impression. We met (twice) in Washington, DC in the fall of 2013 when you visited a drafty #Fast4Families tent on the National Mall...
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Monday, May 02, 2016
Bernie, the Little Bird, and What May Be Our Last Best Chance to Get It Right
Take heart , Sanders supporters. We’re down, but we’re not out . Bernie’s difficult path to the nomination just got a little rockier, but it’s still three months to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. If there’s anything I’ve learned from my years in presidential politics, it is to...
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Monday, March 21, 2016
The Revolution May Not Be Televised, But Bernie Sanders Is Going All The Way
First the political powers that be tried to count Bernie Sanders out after Super Tuesday, only to watch him come roaring back with a Michigan miracle that shocked the political world. After being given a 1 in 100 chance by pollsters of winning the Wolverine State, Sanders knocked down the Clinton...
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