SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(3 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(13 comments) SHARE 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.