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Fossil Fuel Drilling, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 6, 2019
Merging "Loyalty to the Oil Industry" and "Grudge Against California," Trump Opens 725,000 Acres to Fossil Fuel Drilling The Trump administration on Friday moved to open more than 725,000 acres of California's central coast to potential oil and gas drilling, a decision environmentalists condemned as a disastrous handout to big polluters at a time when urgent action is needed to slash greenhouse gas emissions.
Burger, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 26, 2019
The Amazon Is Burning Because the World Eats So Much Meat While the wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest may constitute an "international crisis," they are hardly an accident. So, for those wondering how they could help save the rainforest, known as "the planet's lungs" for producing about 20% of the world's oxygen, the answer may be simple. Eat less meat.
Donald Trump, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 23, 2019
After Handing Rich $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut, Trump Considering Slashing Medicare and Social Security After exploding the federal budget deficit with over a trillion dollars in tax cuts for the rich and massive corporations, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering using his possible second term in the White House to slash Medicare and Social Security -- the final part of a two-step plan progressives have been warning about since before the GOP tax bill passed Congress in 2017.
President Trump lays out cruel immigration deal, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 12, 2019
Warnings of "Dire Humanitarian Impact" as Trump Finalizes Rule to Punish Immigrants for Using Public Benefits The Trump administration on Monday finalized a rule that could deny permanent residency -- or "green cards" -- to immigrants who have received public benefits such as food stamps and housing assistance, a move rights groups condemned as an attack on low-income families that could have "a dire humanitarian impact."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 1, 2019
Joan Baez' 'Nasty Man,' a Protest Song for the Trump Era "Here's a little song/about a man gone wrong/while building up his evil empire" - Joan Baez.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta reached a deal with Jeffrey Epstein, an alleged serial child molester and associate of President Donald Trump's, allowing Epstein to walk free., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 8, 2019
Demands for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's Resignation Mount After Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Child Sex Trafficking The arrest of financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on federal child sex trafficking charges elicited fresh demands for the resignation of Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who helped Epstein secure a "sweetheart plea deal" for previous allegations while serving as Miami's top federal prosecutor over a decade ago.
President Donald Trump holds press conference at G20 summit., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 30, 2019
"I'm Not Willing to Do That": Trump Says He Won't Take Climate Action Because It Would Threaten Corporate Profits Atmospheric carbon dioxide is at a record high, Europe is in the midst of a hellish heat wave, and extreme weather is ravaging large swaths of the globe, but President Donald Trump dismissed the need for climate action during the G20 summit in Japan on Saturday and falsely claimed that air and water in the U.S. are the "cleanest" they have ever been.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 16, 2019
"Not Founded On Anything": The Epitaph for the Sarah Huckabee Sanders Era Sanders embraced a scorched earth strategy wherein a quite shameless effort to defend Trump -- she would gladly sacrifice core elements of democratic society, such as a free press. Sanders was doing precisely the job that she was asked, and loved, to do: lie, attack, deflect and question the very nature of reality, and undermine anyone or anything that threatened the power of the privileged.
Children in cages denied rights, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 6, 2019
Trump Admin Condemned for Canceling Education, Recreation, and Legal Services for Detained Migrant Children Human rights advocates responded with outrage Wednesday to the Trump administration's decision to start canceling education, recreation, and legal services for unaccompanied migrant children in federal shelters across the country, purportedly because of high detention rates and low funds.
Impeach Donald Trump Rally, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 27, 2019
A Trump Impeachment Has Risks, But They Are Worth Taking There are risks for impeachment. Political risks. It is obvious that no House-led impeachment proceeding, however well-orchestrated and compelling, can possibly result in a Senate conviction of Trump; the consistent conduct of Senate Republicans for over two years makes this clear. There is a risk that an impeachment could be framed as both "overreach" and "failure," and thus could strengthen Trump's hand in 2020.
Dead frog, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 28, 2019
Amphibian Apocalypse: Caused by Illegal Pet Smuggling "If it were a human pathogen, it'd be in a zombie film."
The Trump administration's latest move to invalidate the legal justification for imposing mercury emissions limits on oil- and coal-fired power plants could have broader implications for imposing future federal public health regulations., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 28, 2018
With "Unconscionable Rollback," Trump EPA Lays Groundwork for Coal Industry to Release More Mercury Into the Air Ignoring public health benefits, a Trump EPA analysis that could set a dangerous precedent for future regulations claims mercury emissions limits for dirty energy power plants aren't "appropriate and necessary," disputing the agency's conclusions under former President Barack Obama.
No To Climate Death!, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 13, 2018
After 30 Years Studying Climate, Scientist Declares: "I've Never Been as Worried as I Am Today" There is dismay at the suicidally slow pace at which world leaders are working to confront the crisis that -- if immediate and bold action is not taken -- threatens to render the planet uninhabitable for future generations.
.As horrific as Trump's systematic perversion of reality is, it is a symptom of the problem, not the underlying problem,. writes Lofgren. .A distorting misrepresentation of evident facts, deliberate or unconscious, already suffused public life in America., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 28, 2018
"In Front of Your Nose" -- A Sequel to Orwell in the Trump Era Trump has never been sincere about anything in his life other than his own ambition. His "skepticism" about climate change is actually an awareness of the fossil fuel interests that fund him and the Republican Party, as well as his (probably unfounded) belief that the unemployed coal miners who voted for him can be rewarded with jobs in the mines if the climate issue can be made to go away.
President Trump recently appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 19, 2018
Accusing Trump of Trying to "Subvert the Constitution to Protect Himself," Senators Sue to Block Whitaker Denouncing President Trump's appointment of acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker -- a fervent critic of the Russia probe -- as a blatant effort to "subvert the Constitution to protect himself and evade accountability," three Democratic senators on Monday filed suit against the White House and demanded that Whitaker be barred from temporarily serving as the nation's top law enforcement official.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 13, 2018
'This Is Pathetic': Progressives Furious as Schumer Rubber Stamps 15 More Right-Wing Judges for Trump Critics angrily denounced Senate Democrats for helping the Republican majority "shape our country in Donald Trump's brutal image for decades to come"
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 13, 2018
'Smoking Gun': White House Finally Admits Bannon and Kobach Were Racist Minds Behind Scheme to Rig 2020 Census "Big big deal," said journalist Josh Marshall, in reaction to the news. "So the white nationalists--Bannon and Kobach--are the guys behind the plan to rig the census to disenfranchise blue state voters."
From Money, From Images
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 6, 2018
Funding Platform to Unseat Susan Collins in 2020 Raises over $3 Million, Crashes From Traffic Surge A crowd-sourced fund to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in 2020 crashed Friday afternoon after traffic spiked and donations surged as she was delivering a speech on the Senate floor explaining why she would join nearly all of her GOP colleagues in voting "yes" on controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The fund had already surpassed its $2,000,000 goal.
Stop Brett Kavanaugh Rally Downtown Chicago Illinois, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 23, 2018
Nationwide Walkout Planned to Show Solidarity with Sexual Assault Survivors as Ford Reaches Tentative Deal to Testify Thousands of people across the country have pledged to walk out of their workplaces and schools on Monday at 1:00pm EST
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 7, 2018
New Scorecard Shows Only 12 House Democrats Have Fully Embraced Game-Changing Progressive Agenda With the momentum and energy within the Democratic Party clearly tilting towards those willing to embrace a bolder, progressive set of policies and priorities, a new congressional scorecard released Tuesday reveals that only 12 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have put their support behind five specific bills.

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