Is Trump’s Climate-Change Agenda Politically Sustainable?

… The unifying thread through Trump’s environmental agenda is an attempt to resurrect an earlier energy order centered on maximizing fossil-fuel production and marginalizing considerations about the carbon emissions linked to climate change. … It’s difficult to overstate how directly this revanchist agenda collides with both the marketplace and policy […] Read more »

Public Opinion Context: Trump’s Trip to Middle East and Europe

Donald Trump’s first overseas trip as president will take him to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, then to Brussels for a major NATO meeting and back to Italy for a G7 summit. The world is watching with particular interest to see how his administration, subject to serial and serious […] Read more »

Majority of Americans oppose President Trump’s proposed cuts to EPA’s budget, withdrawing from Paris Climate Treaty

According to a new POLITICO/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll, 60% of the American public as a whole opposes President Trump’s recently proposed 31% cut in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, constituents of the two major political parties are very far apart on this issue. […] Read more »

100 Days of Trump: His Executive Orders and Where Americans Stand

President Trump nears his 100-day benchmark in office and he’s already signed nearly 70 executive actions. Some have been signed without much fanfare; others have sparked mass protests and challenged as unconstitutional. Below, we’ve highlighted several key actions—and included findings on where Americans stand on the issues. CONT. Joanna Piacenza […] Read more »

CNBC survey: Trump’s agenda is popular, until he acts on it

The CNBC All-America Survey shows President Donald Trump’s economic agenda polling well — until he actually acts on it. The survey of 804 Americans, conducted April 3-6, before the Syrian airstrikes, shows strong support for his plans to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, cut individual taxes and renegotiate trade deals. But […] Read more »