Just like with Cold War-era red-baiting, there's an apparent effort to discredit and undermine critics of the US government.
The new foreign donations laws announced this week will potentially stifle the work of foreign funded charities and environment groups working in Australia.
BHP has distanced itself from moves to strip environment groups of their tax deductibility status. Why does the Big Australian see value in defending them?
Green groups fighting Trump's anti-environmental agenda should heed precedents from the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations. They can also learn from the Australian experience.
How could green groups attract more diverse volunteers? Maybe they could put more time and energy into outreach toward the people most affected by environmental injustices.