Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: trade

What the failure of Liz Truss’s economic agenda in the UK...

Britain’s rejection of Liz Truss’s trickle-down economics ought to serve as a warning to the United States, where midterm elections are about to commence.

How flood-ravaged Kentucky is getting major federal infrastructure help

Climate change rendered these communities and countless others across the country vulnerable to increasingly frequent and powerful storms.

How employers are trying to thwart a wave of union drives

“Fear is a great motivator. That’s exactly how they operate.”

Why it’s essential for Congress to reauthorize trade adjustment assistance

The expiration of TAA has been detrimental for workers.

As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives...

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.

Why it’s time for Congress to launch a manufacturing renaissance

It’s important to remember that rebuilding the nation’s industrial base will be a losing battle without stopping the serial trade cheaters who undercut U.S. producers and kill thousands of American jobs each year.

Unclear federal law allows logging, farming and mining to threaten America’s...

No version of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), part of the Clean Water Act, adequately protects the nation’s natural areas.

Why the Freedom Convoy is more American than Canadian

Conservatives in the United States have fallen in love with the fringe Conservatives in the United States have fallen in love with the fringe protests led by Canadian truckers. It is a cause that unites the libertarian and extremist wings of the GOP and offers a new front in the culture wars to mobilize right-wing forces.

Why America needs a national program of paid sick and family...

America remains the only major industrialized country without a universal paid leave program.

Why the Taliban’s promise to stop the opium trade rings hollow

Uncertainty abounds over what the Taliban’s opium policy will actually look like. In the meantime, the farmers are planting the seeds for next year’s crop right now.

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.