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We Should Listen to Scientists Sounding the Alarm on Trump

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 15:35
Katherine WilkinsonEven under the best circumstances the U.S. will feel the results of the Trump administration’s disregard and misuse of science for years to come. (Photo: Getty Images)

Stacked With Trump Appointees, Federal Appeals Court Upholds Texas GOP's Rule Restricting Ballot Drop-Off Sites to One Per County

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 15:34
Julia Conley, staff writerAn ongoing battle in Texas over voters' access to absentee ballot drop-off locations illustrates the consequences of President Donald Trump's relentless focus on stacking the judicial branch with conservative appointees.

Oil Change International Response to IEA’s 2020 World Energy Outlook

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 15:05

Inequality in America: Far Beyond Extreme

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 14:53
Bob LordSome may call this level of inequality extreme. Obscene would be more appropriate. (Photo: Len Tsou/Flickr/cc)

'So What Are You Waiting For?' Say Climate Campaigners After IEA Says Solar Now 'Cheapest Electricity' in Human History

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 14:52
Andrea Germanos, staff writerSolar "is on track to set new records for deployment every year after 2022."

Social Security's Cost of Living Adjustment Is Inadequate. Democrats Have a Plan to Fix That.

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 13:49
Nancy J. Altman"Seniors, people with disabilities and all Social Security beneficiaries know that their costs have gone up more than 1.3 percent over the last year," writes Altman. "They know that their prescription drug prices have gone up more than 1.3 percent. They know their out of pocket costs for doctors’ visits have gone up more than 1.3 percent." (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Why Biden Must Win: It Is Not About Democracy, Its About Fascism

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 13:42
Richard FalkWhat evidence exists by polls and other measurements of public opinion suggest that Sanders would have been a stronger candidate than Clinton in 2016 and Biden in 2020, but for reasons suggested above, adhering to the bipartisan consensus was more important or Democrats than winning elections. (Photo:Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post via Getty Images)

'Barr Must Go': Ethics Groups Demand Congress Impeach Attorney General for Using DOJ as 'Vehicle' to Advance Trump Reelection

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 13:35
Jake Johnson, staff writer"Barr appears to embrace an autocratic view of the power of the executive branch, specifically presidential power."

New Analysis Finds Barrett Sides Against Consumers, Immigrants, Workers, and More

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 13:14

Donald Trump Was Complicit in the Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 13:08
Jesse JacksonArmed protesters provide security as demonstrators take part in an "American Patriot Rally," organized on April 30, 2020, by Michigan United for Liberty on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

Desideratum: Heading Off the Prospects of a Dark and Tumultuous Future

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 12:35
Luisa Deprez, John DorrerDonald Trump at Regent University on October 22, 2016 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Native Americans Protesting Trump Border Wall Tear Gassed, Arrested by US Agents on Indigenous Peoples' Day

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 12:31
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"It's obscene and offensive to us that local and state governments move to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day while the federal government blows up our sacred sites, steals our kids, militarily occupies our communities, and shoots at Native Americans."

"He's So Proud of How Little He's Done": Watch McConnell Laugh When Confronted on Covid Inaction

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 11:13
Jake Johnson, staff writer"That laugh should give you nightmares."

After Negative Result From Unreliable Covid Test, Trump Falsely Tells Florida Crowd He's "Immune" and Can "Kiss Everyone" With No Consequences

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 08:46
Jake Johnson, staff writer"Never forget that when given a chance to remove this man, 247 of 248 Republican senators and reps voted to keep Trump in office."

Calls Grows in US to Make Indigenous Peoples' Day a Federal Holiday

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 20:26
Jon Queally, staff writer"Federal holidays should celebrate our heritage and culture, but also honor the struggles that led to society as we know it."

Senate GOP Accused of 'Craven Power Grab' and 'Partisan Charade' as Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings Kick Off

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 20:23
Andrea Germanos, staff writer"The list of what is at stake if Republicans get their way is truly staggering."

The Nuclearization of American Diplomacy

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 20:10
Michael T. KlareDispatching nuclear-capable B-52s on simulated bombing runs against Chinese and Russian military installations is simply nuts. (Photo: Wilson Hui/Flickr/cc)

Afghanistan: 19 Years of War

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 19:43
Maya EvansAfghan children play in the bombed out rubble of the Darul Aman Palace in Kabul, amidst a photo exhibition marking four decades of Afghans killed in war and oppression. (Photo: Maya Evans)