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What Doug Jones’ Victory Means For Women

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Peace Action Applauds Proposal for North Korea Talks Without Preconditions

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Trump, Bannon, and Roy Moore Rebuked as Doug Jones Claims Victory in Alabama

Jon Queally, staff writer In a striking repudiation of President Donald Trump, his former top strategist Steve Bannon—and, of course, Republican candidate Roy Moore himself—Democratic candidate Doug Jones claimed victory Tuesday night in Alabama’s hotly contested special election for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat. “A crushing blow to Donald Trump’s agenda of bigotry, hate, and division.” ...

The Narcissist Prayer.

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"My Eyes Just Burning, Ain’t Nobody Crying": Doug Jones Wins

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Alabama Senate Special Election Open Thread

I have no idea how this thing is going to go tonight, including how late it’s going to go, which depends a lot on how close it is. Or not close. There isn’t much left to say. It’s all just crossed fingers at this point. But just in case anyone needs it, here’s a thread for discussion, as I know lots of us will be biting our fingernails as we watch the results come in. ...

Tax Cuts Will Solve Everything Because MAGIC!

That’s the Republican argument, anyway — even though we all know damn well the only problem that tax cuts are meant to solve is putting even more money in the pockets of the already-wealthy investor class and corporate owners. To that point, the Republican Party is dou...

Warning Against Abdication of Duty, Senators Demand FCC Abandon Net Neutrality Vote

Julia Conley, staff writer The majority of Democratic senators sent a letter (pdf) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday, urging the panel to delay its vote on net neutrality rules, two days before the decision is scheduled. ...

World Bank Announces End of Financing of Upstream Oil and Gas

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Why Are Democratic Senators Enabling One Of Trump’s Worst Decisions?

Medea Benjamin, Ariel Gold Trump’s action has already begun to wreak havoc in the Middle East. ...

Huckabee Sanders Says "Only If Your Mind Is in the Gutter" Could You Think Trump’s Attack on Gillibrand Contained Sexual Innuendo

Common Dreams staff Following fallout and outrage by numerous Democrats and the general public on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to a question about the “sexual innuendo” contained in a tweet sent by President Donald Trump about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) by saying that “only if your mind is in the gutter” could someone interpret the president’s words in that way. &#...

VA State Water Control Board Delays the Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Oil Change International Response

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NOAA: Current Rates of Arctic Warming and Sea Ice Decline Not Seen in 1,500 Years

Jon Queally, staff writer With the smallest winter sea ice coverage since record-keeping began and the second warmest year ever in the Arctic, a new NOAA-sponsored study out Tuesday reveals the polar region continues to bear the brunt of the world’s climate crisis. The Arctic region, warns one lead researcher, is currently “going through the most unprecedented transition in human history.” ...

After Demeaning Attack on Senate Colleague, Warren Calls Out Trump For ‘Slut-Shaming’

Jon Queally, staff writer In the wake of President Donald Trump directing a “sexually suggestive and demeaning” tweet at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Tuesday morning, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)—outraged like many others by the message’s perceived subtext—asked openly if the nation’s most powerful elected official was “slut-shaming” a sitting U.S. Senator. “Are you really trying to bu...

President Just Signed Bill That Says Climate Change a National Security Risk, But Does He Know That?

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Senator Leading #TrumpToo Call Won’t Be Silenced By President’s "Sexist Smear"

Julia Conley, staff writer Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) quickly fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he posted a crude tweet about her, attacking the lawmaker following her calls for Congress to investigate 19 separate allegations of the president’s history of sexual harassment and assault and her suggestion that he resign. ...

As Global Divestment Movement Gains Momentum, World Bank Will Stop Funding Oil and Gas Projects

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ExxonMobil’s Pledge to Disclose Climate Risks Significant, But Short on Details

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WI GOP aims new, bigger dagger at wetlands & environment

Because the US Supreme Court might order more equitably-drawn Wisconsin legislative districts and thereby threaten GOP domination, Gov. Walker and his allies are accelerating their war on public re...

Comment on Kohler golf course proposal by Friday, 12/15

An important reminder from the grassroots conservationists at Friends of the Black River Forest:You can register your opposition to the taking of some state park land acreage  ...