The world cheers a historic climate change accord,
then Republicans immediately pile hate on the deal,
the GOP candidates debate if climate science is real,
and Congress pushes to lift an oil export ban.
As violence surges against Muslims across the US,
Trump, Cruz and others fan the rising hate,
yet thankfully Democrats resist taking the bait,
beating attacks on the Syrian refugee program for now.
We mark the 3rd anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting
with the president poised for small steps to curb gun violence,
an idea met with vitriol from the right wing,
and fearmongering from the NRA and gun manufacturers.
And while the GOP put on a debate full of hate,
with Trump baiting Bush, Bush bashing back,
Rubio ripping Cruz, Cruz clawing Rubio,
it seemed that for all the targets of GOP hate,
maybe they hate each other most of all.
Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders reached
his 2 millionth donor to his campaign --
and gets nearly no airtime.
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