You get three guesses (and the first two don't count) what I found most horrifying at the RNC last week. Here's a hint: it involves an extremely hot topic in Congress right now. From Grist:
On the House side, more than 40 Republicans gathered Monday on the steps of the Capitol to demand that Speaker Nancy Pelosi allow a vote on a Republican energy package that would lift restrictions on offshore drilling and open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Pelosi is drafting a Democratic energy proposal that's expected to allow limited offshore drilling with environmental restrictions, as well as rescind oil-company tax breaks, extend tax credits for renewables, create a renewable-electricity standard for utilities, subsidize mass transit, and require that oil companies use or lose drilling leases they already have.
To add to the mix, the congressional moratorium on offshore drilling will expire on Sept. 30. Also, by that date, a spending bill must be passed to continue government funding into the new fiscal year that starts on Oct. 1. Republicans have threatened to oppose the spending bill if Democrats don't agree to lift the congressional ban on offshore drilling -- if they follow through, the move would effectively shut down the federal government.
The bipartisan and Democrat-backed proposals that allow drilling but with restrictions sound like the best we can hope for right now, especially with Republicans literally screaming for blood. These feel like such dark times. I weep for my country, and for my planet.