Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Does Mitch McConnell Really Give a Damn About the Supreme Court?

Ideology has never been as important to the Senate majority leader as power.

Infographic: The Surprising Ways You Consume Oil Every Day

Less than half the oil we consume is used for gasoline. Petroleum also goes into a bunch of everyday products. Some useful, and many we could live without.

Trade Rules Trump Climate Action: U.S. Blocks India’s Ambitious Solar Plans

India has been told that it cannot go ahead as planned with its ambitious plan for a huge expansion of its renewable energy sector,...

New FDA Commissioner Has Ties to Big Pharma

Robert Califf has close ties to the pharmaceutical industry, so how can he be impartial in role as the new commissioner of the FDA?

Trade Policy Clouds Obama’s Climate Legacy

Despite President Obama’s urgent warnings in Alaska that climate change could “condemn our children to a planet beyond their capacity to repair,” he seems to have curbed his climate ambition.

Corrupt State Senator Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

“The crimes that you committed have resulted in essentially an attack on democratic institutions." Former state senator Leland Yee was sentenced to five years in prison.

Eric Holder: It’s Time To Talk About Decriminalizing Marijuana

“You know, we treat marijuana in the same way that we treat heroin now, and that clearly is not appropriate.”

War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing.

And no kidding, that’s the literal truth when it comes to war, American-style.

The Sanders “Economic Plan” Controversy

"When you dare to do big things, big results should be expected. The Sanders program is big, and when you run it through a standard model, you get a big result.” – James K. Galbraith

An Open Letter to the People of West Papua

“We have recently been discussing your ongoing courageous struggle to liberate yourselves from more than 100 years of occupation, first by the Netherlands, briefly and brutally by Japan during World War II, and now by Indonesia.”