Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: 2016

Is it possible to undo 2016?

Bureaucracy may constrain the worst of Trump and Brexit, but real fixes have to come from the bottom-up.

Top 10 weather events of 2016 (#2 will surprise you)

The previous warmest year on record for Earth's surface was set in 2015, which in turn broke the record set in 2014.

A New Year’s development resolution

As 2016 comes to an end, so should the old modes of economic thinking that have produced so much economic hardship and fueled so much tumult.

A poignant poem that encapsulates 2016

Bill Moyers shares "Starting with Black," which addresses the "urgent political and moral crisis" that we currently face.

It wasn’t all bad: 5 signs of positive change in 2016

The election divided the year into “before” and “after.” But there remain signs of hope for 2017.

2016: The year solar panels became cheaper than fossil fuels

The U.S. added about 125 solar panels every minute in 2016. This is double the pace of 2015.

2016: A year in photos, from climate change devastation to the...

The year ended with the election of a president and vice president who don't embrace the scientific consensus that climate change is real and caused by humans.

The year of ‘post-truth’

Thanks to fake news and hyper partisanship, many of us can no longer distinguish facts from opinions – or lies.

Beyond resistance: The story of 2016

Maybe someday we’ll look back and say this was the year a revolution began.

Growing Dissent: The Coming Year Of Protest

From human rights to existential threats like global warming and the loss of bio-diversity, as well kitchen table issues like income inequality and food security, progressive forces are aligning on the right side of history as they oppose both the global elite and the populist provincialism of far-right groups.

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Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

A school choice nightmare: Families getting government funding to switch from public to private...

The harrowing story of a Maine family shows the potential perils families face when they transfer to privately run schools that are less subject to government oversight.

How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

GOP readies ‘shameful’ vote to oust Omar from House Committee

"The GOP is riddled with white nationalists and antisemites. It is infuriating and absurd that they are trying to distract from the bigoted hatred in their own party by attacking a progressive woman of color."

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."