Thursday, July 9, 2020

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How Donald Trump’s failures turned Dallas into a COVID-19 hotspot

Yet Trump not only failed to channel existing stimulus funds to hard-hit areas like Dallas but also refused to use his clout to push an acceptable local government aid package through Congress.

How to keep America’s public workers safe as we emerge from...

In a crisis like that, public servants will rely on the public to stand with them in demanding that officials implement aggressive safety plans and provide the other resources that workers need.

Why the George Floyd Protesters are American patriots

For more than 200 years, ordinary Americans have taken to the streets to oppose injustice and improve their lives. That foundational right has been the basis for real change in the nation.

Why new infrastructure is a national imperative

A long-term infrastructure program is now a national imperative, essential to protect Americans from failing bridges and dams, ensure the steady flow of commerce and jump-start an economy hobbled by COVID-19.

Dying to work

Many Americans must return to work because they need the money, but this doesn’t have to be the case.

Why rebuilding America’s manufacturing muscle is essential

Decades of industrial decline left America unprepared for the pandemic. COVID-19 simply caught America flat-footed.

Why America cannot afford to let the US Postal Service go...

The agency’s importance is growing. Come November, American democracy may depend on it.

Why Mitch McConnell’s refusal to help states with pandemic costs is...

McConnell is focused on one thing—capitalizing on the crisis at the expense of working Americans.

‘Terrified to go to work’: Hundreds of workers in meat &...

Meanwhile, deaths of slaughterhouse workers have been reported in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Colorado.

Why lifting tariffs during the COVID-19 crisis is bad for America’s...

Congress must leave the steel and aluminum tariffs in place and redouble efforts to find new uses for American products.

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Why Trump wants to kill the biggest environmental law you’ve never heard of

NEPA is one of the biggest federal policies ever enacted to protect our environment. But Trump is out to gut it — here's why.

Former LA Councilman pleads guilty to obstructing federal corruption probe

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

A ‘historic day’ as federal judge orders shutdown and removal of Dakota Access Pipeline

This is the first time a federal judge has closed an operating pipeline for environmental reasons.

His own worst enemy, Trump drowns in his own swamp

Thus does Trump bring down the very doom and gloom, if not carnage, on himself invoked by his own lies and fear-mongering.
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Monopoly mayhem: Corporations win, workers lose

Big corporations have become so dominant that workers and consumers have fewer options and have to accept the wages and prices these giant corporations offer.