Political Strategy

Climate Policy Failures: Leah Stokes

Leah Stokes is a professor at UCSB and the author of Short Circuiting Policy. She works on energy, climate and environmental politics. We talk about the successes and failures of clean energy policy in the US, and how energy companies are fighting back against decarbonizing the energy system.

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Writing Climate Policy: Jerry Taylor

Jerry Taylor is the President and co-founder of the Niskanen Center, a non-partisan think tank that works to promote an open society. We talk about his conversion from climate denier to climate advocate, working behind the scenes to persuade Republican lawmakers to act on climate change, and why a carbon tax is the most effective public policy to do so.

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The Electoral College

Our latest episode with Hannah and Nick of the Civics 101 podcast was as enlightening as it was fun to make. We talked about a range of subjects important to democracy, and at one point we were discussing the Electoral College. Hannah made two very interesting points: 1) the Electoral College is a holdover from…

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