Monday, May 17, 2021

Tag: politics

Rush, Roger, Rupert, and the Donald may ride forever

Have the Four Horsemen of our media apocalypse—Rush Limbaugh, Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch, and Donald Trump—ridden roughshod over us this past half-century?

Restoring our water systems should be top priority for Biden administration

Healthy rivers can no longer be separated into the “nice-to-have” column of environmental progress.

Profiting from Pardons: Giuliani aide told CIA whistleblower a Trump pardon...

“They don’t see this as a bribe. This is the way Washington works.”

None dare call it treason

What, pray tell, did Roger Marshall manage to do in so short a time?

‘In case there was any doubt regarding ‘stand by”: Four people...

"The message seems to have shifted from 'stand back and stand by' to 'the fight is on.'"

Critics of canceling student debt aren’t afraid it won’t work—they’re afraid...

Let’s hope a Biden administration doesn’t listen to these bad-faith critics.

Ten foreign policy fiascos Biden can fix on day one

A wide range of foreign policy fiascos President-elect Biden can fix by executive order on his first day in office could set pace for broader progressive foreign policy initiatives.

A Washington echo chamber for a New Cold War

War: what is it good for? Apparently, in Washington’s world of think tanks, the answer is: the bottom line.

How Mitch McConnell flouts the will of the American people

Right now, one person—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell—stands in the way of America’s fight against COVID-19.

Is Joe Biden ready for the urgency of the climate crisis?

Candidate Joe Biden proposed the most ambitious climate policy of any presidential candidate in history. Can President Biden deliver?

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Finally, Trumpers build their loyalty test ‘border wall’—only to keep out desperately needed voters

The party’s “rigged” addiction to sabotaging a legitimate election is itself “stealing” away its own leverage.

A Victorian logging company just won a controversial court appeal. Here’s what it means...

The ruling means logging is set to resume, despite the threats it poses to wildlife.
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Video shows mentally ill man’s death in sheriff’s custody

“I don’t want any violence in my city. I want us to view this tape and I want us to learn what we don’t want happening here.”

100,000 march in London to support Palestinian resistance

The protest follows Israeli settlers attempted eviction of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, east Jerusalem, cops’ attacks on Al Aqsa mosque and airstrikes on Gaza.

New HSBC-backed coal plants will contribute to 19,000 deaths annually, new study estimates

Researchers said the total health impacts of the plants could amount to $6.2 billion a year.