Friday, May 14, 2021

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

GDP versus lasting growth

What matters to individuals everywhere is not GDP growth, what matters, is the creation of happy, harmonious societies.

Appalling surge of anti-Asian violence—with historic roots

If ferocity against law-abiding citizens doesn’t quality as anti-American terrorism, the term needs rethinking.

Clueless Santorum perpetrates ‘second genocide’ of Native Americans

Thus do racists defend “manifest destiny,” the delusion that God endorsed genocide, the greatest single theft of land, freedom and property in history.

Who’s to blame for the lawbreaking and habitat destruction in US fisheries

We disrespect the Earth’s oceans at our own peril.

Violent anti-Asian fury as American as apple pie

Had Trump not denigrated an innocent Chinese population, there’d be no scourge of violence today against American citizens.

Biden’s appeasement of hawks and neocons is crippling his diplomacy

We hope he and his advisers are not too blinded by anachronistic imperial thinking or too intimidated by the neocons to make a fresh start and engage with the world as it actually exists in 2021.

PPE may save human lives, but it’s deadly for wildlife

Welcome to the world’s new pollution problem.

Hypocrite of the age prize to McConnell: ‘Biden’s commission will ‘politicize’ the Supreme Court’

McConnell didn’t just politicize the selection of justices—he corrupted the entire selection process for our highest court.

Why disability rights advocates are pressing the Senate to allow an internet voting option

The push for voters with disabilities, and for overseas and military voters, pits civil rights activists against cybersecurity advocates.