Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Green New Deal XXIII: Fixing our broken food system means ending corporate power

We need to rethink how we grow our food in a biodiversity-friendly way that mitigates rather than accelerates the climate breakdown.

New bill expands warrantless spying amid widespread criticism

The U.S. Senate has approved a significant expansion of government surveillance powers, raising alarms over potential violations of civil liberties.

Supreme silence: High court decision curtails protest rights, stifling voices in the South

As the case now returns to lower courts for further proceedings, the national discourse on the limits of free speech and the right to protest continues to evolve.

An urgent plea to leftists in the 6 battleground states likely to decide the...

If we want to remain a country where we still have the ability to agitate for justice and equality, then it’s incumbent on us to vote with that in mind.

Tennessee’s bold move: Arming educators as a countermeasure to rising school shootings

The bill under scrutiny mandates that teachers wishing to carry concealed weapons undergo 40 hours of specialized training, alongside mental health evaluations and background checks.

Billionaire fortunes double in wake of Trump’s tax cuts

The report sheds light on the private equity sector, often criticized as "vulture capitalism," revealing that 45 private-equity billionaires alone have amassed a collective wealth of $210.8 billion.

Arizona’s judicial shift: 1864 Abortion ban reinstated amidst contentious political climate

Is the reinstatement of the 1864 law in Arizona emblematic of a broader national trend toward restricting abortion access, a movement emboldened by the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision?

‘Quaint and obsolete?’

As it happens, flagging interest in Guantánamo has coincided with an eerie larger cultural phenomenon—a turn away from history and memory.

Alabama’s proposed law threatens librarians with jail for ‘obscene’ books

The proposed legislation seeks to extend criminal obscenity laws to public and school libraries.

Phoenix enacts landmark heat safety ordinance for outdoor workers amid rising temperatures

A unanimous decision by the Phoenix City Council has led to the adoption of an ordinance mandating essential heat safety measures.