Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Native American communities bear brunt of shutdown with medicine shortages &...

Democratic members of Congress held a hearing Tuesday on the effects of the shutdown on health, education and employment in Native communities.

Top oil lobbyist wants government open to keep rolling back environmental...

There are signs the Trump administration is still at work on that fossil fuel-friendly agenda in some places, such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), despite the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

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I’m sure Trump is fantasizing that if he shuts it all down, the judicial system will not be able to continue to investigate the mounting evidence that his campaign conspired with Putin’s Russian operatives to steal the 2016 election.

Bernie Sanders: As world faces climate crisis, 95% of EPA workers...

"So here you have a major crisis for the United States and for the world, and at the same time you have nobody, or almost nobody, working here at the EPA."

Volunteers protect our national parks during shutdown

Many national parks are open but since staff are furloughed amid the longest shutdown in U.S. history, services such as maintenance, visitor services, and law enforcement are not being performed, or are severely limited.

As gov’t shutdown drags on, IRS continues to aid the rich...

As 800,000 federal workers remain furloughed or working without pay in the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, we look at how the Trump administration has restarted a division of the Internal Revenue Service to help corporate lenders.

The shutdown causes some parents to pay twice for child care

Federal employees have child care fees to add to long lists of expenses for households that live paycheck to paycheck.

National parks overflow with trash, human waste as gov’t shutdown approaches...

Park experts are now warning that the damage may take years to undo.

Trump’s delusion about the wall that never was

Let’s be clear on one thing: There is no Wall. There never has been a serious plan to build a Wall. And there never will be a Wall.

Five things the shutdown shows us about 2019

This Trump-created crisis and the standoff that ensued give us an early indication of how little the Democratic Party as a whole has changed.

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Border Patrol accused of ‘unfathomable cruelty’ for cracking whips on Haitians

“It doesn’t matter if a Democrat or Republican is president, our immigration system is designed for cruelty towards and dehumanization of immigrants,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Supreme Court has set a date to hear Mississippi’s abortion case

“The fate of Roe v. Wade and legal abortion is on the line.”

China bans single-use plastic straws and shopping bags

China is one of the world's biggest users of single-use plastic and in 2010, produced 60 million tonnes of plastic waste.

Eugenics rears its unsavory head: Vaccine schism saves the intelligent & sacrifices the backward

Right-wing vaccine resistance could remove thousands of Trump voters in critical red states.

The profits of war

How corporate America cashed in on the post-9/11 pentagon spending surge.