Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Republicans see the light, no longer will submit to Trump’s domination

In a stunning, totally unforeseen turn of events, key Senate and House Republicans, after meeting in an 8-hour secret session, suddenly announced...

Never-before-seen Trump tax documents show major inconsistencies

Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures for two Manhattan...

2.2 Million Petition demanding Medicare for All

Yesterday, 2.2 million petition signatures were delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives to show support of Medicare for All. 

Extorting Ukraine is bad enough

Recently a friend who follows the news a bit less obsessively than I do said, “I thought George W. Bush was bad,...