Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tag: Congress

US internet bill is a sneak attack on encryption while public...

While fighting for and focusing on reducing child exploitation is something of great importance, the EARN IT Act is an undeniable attack on encryption and will affect how companies operate and potentially your privacy.

Impeached: Notes on the travesty that passed for a trial

The word “outrageous” comes to mind.

Impeachment rocks—why stop with only one winner?

Bring on more House indictments—who else calls out the mafia-style boss and crime wave making America much worse?

A report card on the American Project

Thirty years later, perhaps it’s time to assess just how well the United States has fulfilled the expectations President Bush articulated in 1990.

‘To protect our democracy,’ Tuesday night rallies planned in all 50...

"It's on us, the people, to protect our democracy. Congress will only act if we the people demand it."

When progressives in Congress let us down, we should push back

Rolling back key aspects of the military-industrial-surveillance complex cannot be accomplished without putting up a huge fight.

A bold plan to strengthen and improve social security is what...

In short, this is a well-considered bill that would accomplish good for current and future retirees. Congress should move on it.

Police don’t do a good job tracking hate crimes. A new...

A day after the FBI released its latest hate crime numbers, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights detailed the many problems with those statistics and what should be done to fix them.

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Monsanto documents predicted damage to US farms

Dozens of U.S. farms have joined together to sue Monsanto (now Bayer) and BASF in order to hold them accountable for the damage of millions of acres of farmland and crops.

Bernie Sanders calls for ‘boldest legislation in history’ to halt spiraling COVID-19 catastrophe

"Senator Sanders' economic rescue principles speak to the bold, fast action needed to protect and support people and prevent corporations from consolidating economic and political power amidst a crisis."

Travesty averted: An uplifting poem for the pandemic

There are times when well-meaning "message poetry" captures the moment and touches heart strings.

Wall Street wins—again

A relief package for whom?

Factory farms create the perfect conditions to spread viral infections like COVID-19

An alarming 75 percent of new or emerging diseases start in animals.