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Proposed Clean Power Plan Replacement Would Do Close to Nothing on Reducing Emissions

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#PrisonStrike

support the prison strike graphic Today begins a prison strike across the United States, launching what is planned to be ...

Trump Releases Unlawful Dirty Power Plan, Rolling Back Life-Saving Pollution Limits

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Trump Administration’s ‘Dirty Power Plan’ Will Increase Air Pollution and Climate Risk Across the United States

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Review of UK Torture Policy Launched in U-turn From Theresa May

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Inchoate Anger Is the Animating Force in Politics

John Atcheson “There is a world out there where we the people control government; where we send men and women of good will to office who support what the majority wants.” (Photo: Peoples World/flickr/cc) ...

Declaring Free and Open Internet ‘Critical’ for Democracy, 23 State AGs Call on Court to Reinstate Net Neutrality

Julia Conley, staff writer Arguing that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) deeply unpopular repeal of net neutrality rules is both unlawful and poses real safety hazards for Americans, 23 state Attorneys General asked a federal appeals court to reinstate the regulations. ...

Hillary Is Back — and So Is Garbage Press About Her

I can’t decide which is my favorite paragraph in this NBC News piece by Heidi Przybyla about Hillary Clinton returning to the political fray to fundraise on behalf of Democratic candidates. This one: Clinton, the former secretary of state whose stunning loss to Republican Donald Trump in 2016 led to widespread criticism of her campaign ...

A Trojan Horse for the U.S.?

Tom Gallagher “From Agamemnon to Bush to Obama to Trump – none was willing or able to end a war they couldn’t win.”(Photo: Tama Leaver/flickr/cc) ...

"It’s a Long List": Ahead of New Legislation, Warren Documents Endless List of Trumpian Corruption

Jon Queally, staff writer Ahead of introducing new legislation on Tuesday morning she says is designed to address the sinister problem eating away at the nation’s democratic promise, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has spent the last day documenting the various members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet, as well as the powerful forces embraced by the president and his cronies, in order to detail why she views it as “the mos...

When Truth Isn’t Truth

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky Rudy Giuliani, the former Republican mayor of New York City and now serving as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, went on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday and declared with a straight(-ish) face that “truth isn’t truth.” (Photo: NBC News/Screenshot) ...

Cartoon: Wheel of Dystopia

I’m writing this after spending the day hunkered down indoors next to an air purifier, as I have the good fortune of being in Washington state while it’s home to some of the world’s worst air pollution. For the second year in a row, smoke from wildfires has rendered the normally refreshing air practically unbreathable. My primary source of entertainment these days is checking air quality monitoring websites for signs of ominous red and purple bulges making their way do...

OWN nails Walker’s imperious state aircraft abuse. Noted here since 2011.

Walker’s zooming around the state on our dime has a then and now quality:Then, in 2011: Remember when Acting Gov. Scott McCallum, (R), another fiscal conservative (sic), got in trouble for using ...

Walker’s imperious state plane use noted. Since 2011. Wheels up!

Walker’s zooming around the state on our dime has a then and now quality:Then, in 2011: Remember when Acting Gov. Scott McCallum, (R), another fiscal conservative (sic), got in trouble for using ...

WI DNR highlights basins’ cleanups. While also going the other way.

The WI DNR isn’t earning itself high marks for consistent water way and river basin stewardship in the public interest.I call your attention to some anti-pollution efforts the DNR is highlighting he latest edition of this newsletter: Wisconsin Lakesider ...

Feds Preparing Charges Against Trump Personal Lawyer Michael Cohen, AP Sources Confirm

Jon Queally, staff writer “Mr. Trump’s associates seem to be all career criminals. Does he have one honest person in his orbit?” ...

These Giant Portraits Will Stand in the Path of Trans Mountain Pipeline to Make ‘Powerful Statement of the Future We Want’

Andrea Germanos, staff writer To put forth a “hopeful vision for the future” that includes bold climate action, a new installation project is to be erected along the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion route to harnesses art’s ability to be a force for social change and highlight the fossil fuel project’s increased threats to indigenous rights and a safe climate. ...

Trump Publicly Engages in Racism. Again.

[Content Note: Nativism; racism.] This is one of many reasons why we don’t need a goddamned recording of Donald Trump using a racial slur to know that he is racist: “You’re not nervous are you?” Trump says, calling a Hispanic-looking immigration official to the podium. “Speaks perfect English,” Trump says of the agent, who arrested someone for ...

Trump’s Deregulation Frenzy Isn’t Trumpism, It’s Republicanism

Charles P. Pierce “The rest of the story is a sorry tale of the revolving door between industry lobbyists and the institutions that are supposed to keep the rest of us safe from industry excesses.” (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ...

After the Fires, Come the Floods

Andy Rowell “A study in Nature last year concluded that there has been a threefold increase in widespread extreme rain events over central India during 1950–2015.” (Photo: India Water Portal) ...