Friday, December 13, 2019

Tag: President Obama

Obama, Trump, and the future of U.S. foreign policy

The Obama administration will soon hand over power to a Trump administration that shares some of the very same foreign policy commitments.

President Obama admits ‘legitimate concerns’ in GMO debate

“If it turns out that some of these genetically modified foods aren’t healthier, aren’t more productive and use more pesticides then we should follow the science.”

Standing Rock chair: Obama could stop the Dakota Pipeline today &...

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, police deployed pepper spray and tear gas against dozens of Native American water protectors during a standoff at Cantapeta Creek.

Obamacare’s biggest problem is profit, not government

Democrats’ political prospects will suffer if they cling to Obamacare’s less popular and less effective provisions.

Trump, Clinton, Obama and the TPP

The strong American popular opposition to the TPP, the Brexit vote and other recent developments in the West suggest growing rejection of the myth that national public and corporate elite interests are identical.

How the President Can Curb Big Pharma Greed

Rep. Pocan’s letter urges President Obama to “use executive action and take concrete steps” to address the drug cost crisis, and lists three tools that the president can use.

As Dakota Access Protests Escalated, Obama Admin OK’d Same Company for...

While all the focus has been on the North Dakota Access Pipeline another federal move on two key pipelines has flown under the radar.

Cleaning Up After Pundits

While the incitement of anti-immigrant prejudice for political gain is shameful and socially explosive, it is certainly not new or uncommon in our country.

Obama’s New Campaign for the TPP Could Drag Down Democrats

By corrupting democracy for this one big, lame-duck vote, our politicians can undermine and limit democracy for many years and even decades to come.

Clinton Should Tell Obama To Withdraw TPP To Save Her Presidency

Clinton has stated her opposition to TPP, but has not asked Democrats to join her in opposition.

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Small steps against climate change

Let’s start thinking about ways such as this to stop necessary waste.

Exxon wins New York climate fraud lawsuit

"Nothing in this opinion is intended to absolve ExxonMobil from responsibility for contributing to climate change through the emission of greenhouse gasses in the production of its fossil fuel products."

Warren vs. Buttigieg clash offers contrast with Bernie’s consistency

he finger-pointing by Warren and Buttigieg over their histories has helped showcase the one front runner whose history is consistent and progressive.

New York becomes third state to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos

This move could help protect children, agricultural workers, and the environment.