Saturday, November 16, 2019

Standing on the brink—the President’s war on the press

The freedom we cherish in America owes a great deal to the symbiotic relationship between “the news”—free-wheeling journalism, warts and all—and an accountable government.

Sanders rallies the 99 percent in New Hampshire

“We are taking on the incredible power of Wall Street, the drug companies, the insurance companies, fossil fuel, the prison industrial complex, the military-industrial complex. That is unbelievable power.”

Down the rabbit hole with Donald Trump

if The Donald hasn’t also been playing the roles of White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and other characters from Carroll’s classic nineteenth century children’s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, then tell me what he’s been doing these last years.

Why we need to protect government scientists from political retaliation

Improper political interference in government research undermines the critical role that unbiased science plays in our democracy.

Trump administration plans to open more of California public land to oil drilling, fracking

“Expanding extraction of dirty fossil fuels on our public lands threatens the health of our communities and the future of our climate."

Will Trump resign — refuse nomination, or face tar and feathers?

Even without more likely incriminating evidence, everything Trump does and says from now on will amplify the growing national consensus here is the King of Presidential Corruption.

How a growing movement made impeachment politically feasible

As momentum for impeachment builds, By the People is working to ensure that Trump’s removal is a truly transformative moment in our history.

EPA to weaken rules to control toxic coal ash in water

Environmental activists plan to challenge these rollbacks in court. Let’s hope they succeed.

Risk assessment: Thoughts on ‘a climate security plan for America’

“A Climate Security Plan for America”, if it had been covered by the press, could actually make a difference in changing the minds of some in the political center more inclined to believe the U.S. military than scientists or activist groups.

‘Just the first step’: House democrats approve Trump impeachment inquiry resolution

“This resolution ensures transparency, advancing public disclosure of deposition transcripts, and outlying the procedures for the transfer of evidence to the judiciary committee to use in its proceedings,” said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ahead of the vote.