Saturday, October 23, 2021

If I Were the American Dictator

“The overall composition of Congress is not going to change much at all after the election. So, really, the only way to reboot America is to have a smart, benevolent dictator.”

America’s 21st Century Government: The Worst In This Country’s History?

“This 21st Century U.S. government’s achievements are virtually non-existent while its failures are monumental. That’s why I believe that historians of the future will conclude that it is the worst in American history.”

Turing Executive Fired After Questioning 5,500% Drug Price Hike

Former vice president and top lawyer for Turing Pharmaceuticals, Howard Dorfman was fired after he questioned Martin Shkreli's 5500% price increase.

Beekeepers Lost 44% of Honey Bee Colonies Last Year

Beekeepers recently reported that this last year was the highest annual loss of bee colonies in the past six years.

California judge rules against Monsanto, allows cancer warning on Roundup

It’s great to see democracy is alive and well in California where judges are still willing to stand up for science, even against the most powerful corporate polluters.
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Sweden provides free higher education, universal healthcare, free daycare — why can’t the U.S.?

In Sweden, healthcare costs are largely subsided by the state. Daycare and preschool programs are mostly free. College and university are free. Public transportation is subsidized for many users.

Sanders and Clinton Clash Over Soda Tax

Despite the fact that Clinton pledged not to impose any new taxes on households earning under $250,000 a year, she recently broke her promise by supporting Philadelphia’s proposed soda tax.

They Knew: Michigan Officials Started Giving Clean Water to State Employees A Year Ago

State employees Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budgets were notified of Flint's water not being up to federal standards and were provided with clean water a year before residents of the city.

FDA Confirms Presence of Carcinogen in Baby Food

The FDA’s sudden testing for glyphosate in foods came about earlier this year after independent researchers had already conducted their own testing and found glyphosate in a wide variety of foods.

What Really Poisoned the Water in Flint, Michigan

Flint reveals that there is a much deeper contamination poisoning our country's political morals: namely, an insidious right-wing belief that poor people (particularly people of color who are poor) are underserving moochers whose misfortunes can be ignored.