Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tag: defense secretary

Why Jeh Johnson would be a better defense secretary than Michèle...

The dilemma facing Joe Biden: As he chooses between three bad options for Secretary of Defense, CODEPINK thinks Jeh Johnson is the least dangerous candidate.

Rejecting Michèle Flournoy, progressives demand Biden pick Pentagon chief ‘untethered’ from...

"The power progressives hold must be wielded now before it's too late, before Flournoy is crowned and the U.S. slips further into decline..."

Secretary of Defense opposes invoking Insurrection Act, a rebuke to President...

"The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort, and only in the most urgent and dire of situations—we are not in one of those situations now."

Trump’s defense secretary cites climate change as national security challenge

James Mattis’ unpublished testimony before a Senate panel recognizes a threat others in the administration reject or minimize.

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To hell with the filibuster

Representative democracy based on majority rule is logical; anything else is utterly illogical and self-defeating.

Despite pressure from US and Bayer, Mexico will ban glyphosate

“Our rationale is based on the precautionary principle in the face of environmental risks as well as the right of the Mexican government to take action in favor of the public good.”

Colombian company uses coffee husks to build low-income housing

Woodpecker, a startup in Bogota, Colombia, uses coffee husks to manufacture lightweight, prefabricated buildings for home and classroom use.

Investigation into chemical exposure from fracking in Pennsylvania provokes call for rapid phaseout

“Pennsylvania’s children should not be used as laboratory rats,” said biologist Sandra Steingraber, who called fracking “an uncontrolled human experiment” that involves “toxic exposures.”

Reclaimed water could be the solution to farming in a drier future

A California farm is making sure wastewater no longer goes to waste.