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Abby Rabinowitz at the New Republic writes—Undoing the Clean Power Plan Will Be a Legal Nightmare: The Supreme Court has ruled that greenhouse gases are a pollutant under the Clean Air Act, a decision it has stood by three times, starting with the landmark 2007 case Massachusetts v. Show More Summary
Stephen Colbert continues to bring the comedic fire to The Late Show, and last night, he roasted Trump's executive order that rolls back President Obama's environmental protections. We often use hyperbole about Trump destroying the world but this time he's actively working to destroy the world. Luckily we have Stephen Colbert on our side.
In case you missed the news, Congress screwed us royally today. It’s really the perfect 21st Century upgrade of the fascist state: a law that promotes profit obtained via theft and gives the government access to data it has no legitimate reason to be interested in. Show More Summary
Matt Sheffield at Salon reports—Brexit engineer Nigel Farage hired to promote effort to break California in two: Nigel Farage, the British politician known for his successful campaign to get the United Kingdom to leave the European Union,...Show More Summary
Oh look, somebody thinks they're about to get sued. Conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones was pressured to air an apology for his role in spreading the false “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory, which led to a Jones listener firing a gun inside a Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
Here’s Nika Knight at CommonDreams looking at the new Quinnipiac poll: Trump Budget Horrifies Majority of Voters, Poll Finds Most Americans don't want Elmo to get fired. They also don't want enormous funding cuts to medical research,...Show More Summary
Angela Bonavoglia is a journalist and health communications consultant, and the author of Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church. At The Nation, she writes— Starting to mitigate America’s yawning class divide is exactly what the ACA did. And that’s exactly what the Republican plan would undo: [...]Show More Summary
Basav Sen is the director of the Climate Justice Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, where Janet Redman is an associate fellow. They recently were interviewed on “The Marc Steiner Show,” and summarized themselves in As the White...Show More Summary
At Dissent, Colin Gordon writes—What’s the Matter with Iowa? Since January, much of our political attention has been drawn to the dangerously dysfunctional first hundred days of the Trump presidency, whose major policy forays, notably...Show More Summary
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Courts looking for evidence of religious animus in the White House's "travel ban" directed against majority-Muslim nations will not have to look very far. A look at the White House guest list will suffice. On Monday night, Brigitte Gabriel, head of ACT for America, tweeted that she was, “In D.C, preparing for my meeting at the White House. Show More Summary
Lauren McCauley at CommonDreams writes—With Rallies and Warnings, Opposition Calls on Dems to Block 'Supremely Extreme' Gorsuch: Gorsuch's judicial record has been consistently anti-worker, anti-women, and pro-corporate. Countering...Show More Summary
From propaganda campaigns against foreign political opponents to targeting the Ukrainian electrical grid, state-sponsored Russian hacking is notable less for its technical prowess (to this day, most attacks begin as that most low-tech...Show More Summary
Krishnadev Calamur at The Atlantic writes—Is Tillerson Really Articulating a New Policy on North Korea? U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday the military “option is on the table” if North Korea escalates its nuclear-weapons...Show More Summary
Daniel May at The Nation writes—How to Revive the Peace Movement in the Trump Era: O ver the past 75 years, the United States has built the greatest war-making force the world has ever known. Today, our country boasts an infrastructure...Show More Summary
Deidre Fulton at CommonDreams writes—Home District 'Stakeouts' Begin as TrumpCare Advances in Congress: The GOP's healthcare plan narrowly passed out of the House Budget Committee on Thursday, while "stakeouts" began in Congressional home districts aimed at pressuring lawmakers to vote against the widely unpopular legislation. [...]Show More Summary
David Dayen at The Intercept writes—Donald Trump Isn’t Even Pretending to Oppose Goldman Sachs Anymore: THE CONTINUITY OF Wall Street’s dominant role in American politics — regardless of what party sits in power or how reviled theShow More Summary