Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gop Madness

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gop Madness

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Two regrettable news items on the same page of Friday's Post- Gazette make me wonder whether Republican lawmakers have any other agenda beyond ensuring their own re-election. Apparently they don't care about climate change or the proliferation of weapons, which worry most thinking people greatly.

The new House speaker, Paul Ryan, stated, "Our No. 1 goal for the next year is to put together a complete alternative to the left's agenda" ("Ryan Has Bold Agenda," Dec. 4 news brief). Is that really the best goal he can come up with?

President Barack Obama has put forward a well-crafted, comprehensive Clean Power Plan, which contains detailed proposals for cutting carbon pollution. It deserves wholehearted support, and if we gave it that, then the rest of the world might believe the United States is serious about reducing emissions. …

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