Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, who took a hard look at Senate's failure to pass a climate bill in a mammoth recent piece, is swinging by Grist at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST on Thursday to answer readers' questions in a live chat with Grist's David Roberts. We are streaming the chat here at Mother Jones, too. Here's the scoop from Roberts:
This month, The New Yorker ran an extraordinary 10,000-word piece by reporter Ryan Lizza detailing the climate bill's slow and inglorious failure in the U.S. Senate. It was a feat of inside reporting, meaty enough to support dozens of follow-on posts dissecting and illuminating it. I myself wrote no less than five posts spinning off Lizza's story:
- Lessons from the climate fight: it's the Senate, stupid
- Lessons from the climate fight: determined ignorance in the Senate
- Lessons from the climate fight: "moderate" is meaningless
- Lessons from the climate fight: McCain’s a tool
- Lessons from the climate fight: Dem party leaders screwed the climate bill
I could have kept going, too, if my colleagues hadn't started to mock me.
I'm very pleased to report that Lizza will be stopping by for a chat with Grist readers and me on Thursday at 2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific. I'll be moderating and selecting questions.
Questions for Lizza? Leave 'em in the comments section on Roberts' post here. You can watch the chat here: