History and reason both suggest Republicans won't shut down the government before the election. They'll wait til after.
Yes, dinosaurs went extinct due to changes in the climate, but those changes were because a city-sized asteroid slammed into the Earth.
Come 2016, there's a decent chance that the EPA's proposal will place Republicans in the very bind they hoped it would create for Democrats this year.
Republicans Had Months to Prepare for War Over Obama's Climate Plan, and This Is the Best They Could Do?
June 03, 2014
On both politics and policy, their arguments don't stand up.
They say it's a big deal in the fight against global warming—substantively and symbolically—even if there's a lot more to do.
Monday's announcement of new regulations on coal-fired power plants will be historic. But big questions remain.
Conservatives Call Obama's New EPA Rules a 'War on Coal,' But the Real War Will Be in the States
May 30, 2014
It depends on state regulators.
It's the idea mainstream conservatives used to support—and participation by states will be voluntary. But, you know, it's still Obama.
Obama's New Rules for Coal Plants Are a B.F.D. The Ensuing Political Fight May Be Even Bigger.
May 25, 2014
June 2 will be a big day for Obama—and an even bigger day for the planet
Climate Change Will Force Us to Abandon Coastal Cities. We'd Better Start Preparing Right Now.
May 18, 2014
The consequences of our inaction today will not be fixable down the road, no matter how much money the government spends. Instead, we will focus on containing the damage, whether through mitigation or abandonment.