[-] silence7 0 points 14 hours ago

You're using a very narrow definition of coalition — the Democratic party is a coalition of groups within the US.

Despite what you say, there are very real differences between the parties, and ones which make the Democrats a group where it is possible, at least some of the time, to get good policy. It's happened before, and it will happen again if we give them the power to act.

[-] silence7 0 points 14 hours ago

The Democrats are a coalition, and not every part of the coalition is on board with everything proposed by everybody else in the coalition.

More and better Democrats would be better for sure, but tough. Manchin represents a state which went 68% for Trump; Sinema basically pretended to be left-wing (having even been a Green Party candidate at one point) and flipped once in power.

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[-] silence7 1 points 14 hours ago

Doesn't matter if he wanted to pack the Supreme Court; there weren't enough Senators on board. Manchin and Sinema in particular were not, along with each and every Republican. That left Biden with at most 48/100 votes for expanding the Supreme Court.

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[-] silence7 2 points 16 hours ago

Laying out the how of 'could' is a first step towards making it happen.

[-] silence7 0 points 16 hours ago

It's a little more complicated than that — El Niño, plus climate change, plus a cut in the amount of sulfur in the fuel burned by ships, plus something that's not fully understood.

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[-] silence7 3 points 16 hours ago

Basically: key defamation lawyers are (like a lot of rich people) Republicans, and really unhappy about taking on part of the Republican establishment.

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[-] silence7 2 points 17 hours ago

Not yet — they're the first to report on it, and have a real history of doing US climate politics reporting.

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[-] silence7 29 points 1 day ago

It doesn't have to be. That's entirely a human decision.

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