DeSmogBlog: Romney’s New Campaign Strategy: Attack Green Jobs During Massive Unemployment

Green Jobs US.jpg Since President Obama took office, industry-funded think tanks and faux grassroots organizations, along with oil-friendly politicians have been collectively demanding to know “where are the jobs?” And with last month’s jobs report showing an increase in the U.S. unemployment rate (even though there was a net job gain for the month, making ...

The Scott Ross: Canada’s #1 Social Problem: There Aren’t Any More Social Problems

What’s worse than being a fat, polluting, racist, ignorant jerk? That’s easy, not knowing you are one. And what’s worse than even that? Being in a society full of people just like you, where no one is aware of immoral conduct, of greed, of sexism, and of the ignorance that protects it all. Though great ...

The Scott Ross: How Abortion Is Making You Dumb

When people don’t talk about an issue because of fear, society becomes ignorant. Abortion is one such topic where ignorance abounds, and not just on one side of the debate either. The polarization of the issue has all but eliminated reasonable discussion, leaving most Canadians less than informed, and facing the sensationalistic extremes on either ...

DeSmogBlog: Tracking The Origins Of The "Blame Obama For Gas Prices" Talking Point

4+dollar+gas.jpg Since at least last summer, conservatives have been parroting the oil industry talking point that President Obama is somehow the one responsible for the spike in gasoline and oil prices. As we have pointed out, they base this on their assertion that the President has been “hostile” towards the dirty energy industry by prohibiting ...