Monday, November 30, 2020

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“If we want to stop the extinction of amazing creatures like monarch butterflies, we need the EPA to take action to stop the out-of-control spraying of deadly poisons.”

U.S. progressives and a Biden foreign policy

With more progressives than ever in the country’s federal government, there may be an opportunity for the United States to really re-evaluate its foreign policy and place in the world.

Supreme Court blocks New York’s restrictions on religion amid COVID-19

The Supreme Court's majority ruled that "even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten."

CO2 levels hit record high despite pandemic lockdowns

Scientists calculate that emissions must fall by half by 2030 to give a good chance of limiting global heating.

The great clanging, self-inflicted, farcical Trump implosion

I conclude Trump took himself out of the race because he was and is in self-destruction mode.
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Former supervisory corrections officer sentenced to prison for tasing restrained teen

"Our citizens have a fundamental and constitutional right to ethical treatment by employees of federal, state, and local government."

Fossil fuel industry received $110 billion in direct and indirect COVID-19 relief

Since March 26, the United States government "provided between $10.4 billion and $15.2 billion in direct benefits to coal, oil and gas companies" and nearly $95 billion in indirect benefits.

Changes to National Environmental Policy Act increases logging in national forests

The new rule will "authorize logging and other activities without following NEPA’s public notification and environmental review requirements."

Ethiopia: Death and despair as divisions erupt into violent conflict

Ethiopians are killing one another in the Tigray region of the country where an armed conflict is raging between the Ethiopian military and forces loyal to the regional government.

After Trump: Can the GOP sell itself as the party of the working class?

"The future of the [Republican] party is based on a multiethnic, multiracial working class coalition." and that, “...the free market exists to serve our people. Our people don’t exist to serve the free market.”

BNL lawsuit and the impacts of national nuclear laboratory

Brookhaven National Laboratory “continues to show almost no regard for its neighbors…Is this any way for a government-funded agency to treat its neighbors?”

The most dangerous man in America

"Anyone can ride a train, only a wise man knows when to get off."

New report reveals plastic crisis affects on marine mammals and sea turtles in oceans

"While there may never be a complete account of the fate of all marine animals impacted by plastic, this report paints a grim picture."