Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag: Trump

Trump threatens to veto first-ever congressional action on “forever chemicals”

A handful of multibillion-dollar chemical companies have waged war on our bodies and our environment for nearly 70 years without our knowledge...

Trump administration’s attacks on science already surpass two Bush terms

Trump may have lauded the Apollo 11 mission, but his administration has launched more than 100 attacks on science.

Could Trump end a cruel dog meat festival during U.S.-China trade...

Even most of the Chinese public wants the inhumane event to be shut down.

Columnist Thiessen, in calling AOC ‘economically illiterate,’ displays own economic ignorance

After all, while the brief bio at the end of his column doesn’t mention it, the newspaper he writes for is owned by Bezos, Amazon’s founder, CEO and the world’s richest man.

O.N.E.

“This is what it means to be an American dealing with a fake president spouting cringeworthy claims even as we try to create decent relationships with bewildered people from other lands.”

Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve under judicial supervision

“This is an important victory for the rule of law, making clear that there is one set of rules for everyone. We’ll continue to move our suit forward to ensure that the Trump Foundation and its directors are held to account for their clear and repeated violations of state and federal law.”

Trump’s Supreme Court strikes blow to government workers, good paying jobs

“This is a concerted, corporate-funded effort to get rid of public employee unions."

Dr. Strangelove in the Pentagon

What a path of folly we remain headed down – especially with a president proud beyond belief of the size of his “nuclear button.”

The ideology that unites Trump and the authoritarians he admires

It's about propping up "besieged majorities" in multiethnic countries.

Trump’s National Defense Strategy

The battle between “guns and butter” is still raging in the United States and, if the new NDS is any indicator, the guns are winning.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

Era of US domination of Latin America coming to an end

As U.S. empire fades, so might the Monroe Doctrine come to an end.

Bernie and colleagues introduce Make Billionaires Pay Act

“As our country faces vast economic and health needs, billionaires continue to display their appetite for greed.”