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Opportunistic Federalism and a Liberal Resurgence 15.12.2017 American Prospect
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, touts his proposal for free tuition at state colleges to hundreds of thousands of low- and middle income residents. Cuomo is joined by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, center, and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York William C. Thompson.  Civil, political, and economic rights need to be protected nationally. It is absurd to live in a nation where fundamental safeguards are contingent on state residency. When progressives hear federalism and “states’ rights,” they cringe and rightfully so. Historically, arguments for states’ rights were used to thwart civil rights and maintain racial oppression. Conversely, since the progressive era, through the New Deal and the Great Society, federal governmental power was used to expand these rights and broaden social opportunity. But today, American federalism has changed. Today conservatives use government power opportunistically. When it’s convenient to invoke states ...
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Vera Katz, who helped turn Portland into an eco-friendly hipster haven, dies at 84 14.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Vera Katz, a Jewish refugee who as mayor helped transform Portland from a sleepy backwater into a trendy city known for its public transit, eco-conscious design and live-work architecture style, has died after being diagnosed with acute leukemia.

Katz was diagnosed this month after undergoing dialysis...

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Farenthold won’t seek reelection amid allegations of sexual harassment 14.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The Republican congressman from Texas settled a complaint with his former communications director in 2014 but has denied engaging in improper conduct.
Ed Perlmutter, Jared Polis join effort to relocate BLM’s headquarters to the West (and possibly Colorado) 14.12.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Democrats Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis have joined their Republican congressional colleagues in backing legislation that would allow the Bureau of Land Management to relocate it headquarters to the West, and possibly to Colorado.
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How Doug Jones Won and the Takeaway for Democrats 14.12.2017 American Prospect
AP Photo/John Bazemore Senator-elect Doug Jones is greeted by a supporter before speaking during an election-night watch party in Birmingham In his victory speech Tuesday night, Doug Jones made sure to wish his Jewish supporters a “Happy Hanukkah.” His stunning victory over Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate seat from Alabama coincided with the first night of what Jews call the Festival of Lights. The holiday celebrates the Jews’ triumph over a tyrant king and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. As the story goes, they only had enough oil to light the temple’s lamp for one day, but the oil lasted a full eight days. During the holiday, Jews play with a four-sided spinning top called a dreidel, whose Hebrew letters represent the saying, “A great miracle happened there.” Many voters and pundits think that a great miracle happened in Alabama on Tuesday. Who can blame them? Jones is the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate race in Alabama in 25 years. Even a month ago, a Jones victory seemed like an ...
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Much-Needed Hope for Planet Earth in "Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution" 13.12.2017 Truthout.com
With your support, we can publish more stories like this one. Click here to make a donation towards independent media now! The new documentary Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, brings good news for anyone who's been crushed by the recent stream of headlines on climate change. Director Jamie Redford takes us on a journey to discover the green energy revolution that's taking place in towns, cities and states across the country while underscoring issues of human resilience and social justice. We visit places like Georgetown, Texas where the colorful Republican mayor, a self-avowed “right-wing conservative,” is leading the charge on the green revolution. Georgetown is one of the first towns in the US to run on 100-percent renewable energy. We visit an Apple facility and learn that every  Apple store in America  is powered by renewable energy. That should give some comfort to iPhone-addicted shoppers this season. Redford examines how cutting-edge technology, coupled with innovative investments and ...
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Even our Republican Congress should be able to recognize the danger Scott Pruitt poses 13.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Environmental Protection Agency was supposed to announce by Oct. 1 which parts of the country had fallen short of new, more stringent limits on the amount of ozone in the air, thus clearing the way for local action to reduce emissions. But the EPA failed to issue the designations, sparking...

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The Energy 202: Roy Moore is seen as extreme by many Republicans. But not on climate change. 12.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
In terms of the environment, Moore is just part of the pack.
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Add Alaska Native Tribes to the Long List of Casualties From the Republican Tax Plan 10.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For tribal people in northern Alaska, a Republican tax overhaul that was hastily cobbled together in congressional backrooms 3,000 miles away has raised fears that their entire way of life could be erased from this frigid corner of the US. The Senate’s […]
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Seniors, roads and the environment need my $500 tax cut a lot more than I do 9.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Jonah Goldberg makes a good point about there being ideological differences underlying the way liberals and conservatives talk about government deficits, but his analysis doesn’t go far enough. (“Deficits matter, when the other guys are responsible,” Opinion, Dec. 4)

The role of...

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Investors in SLS Las Vegas sue, claim project was never profitable 9.12.2017 LA Times: Business

Sixty Chinese investors who were promised U.S. permanent resident cards for investing in the SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino have sued the developers of the project, saying they never received the promised green cards.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court last month, claims the...

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What will U.S. foreign aid look like in the age of Trump? 9.12.2017 L.A. Times - World News

As the Trump administration slashes the State Department’s payroll and turns U.S. foreign policy inward, worries have spread through the U.S. Agency for International Development, which directs most of the government’s development assistance worldwide.

Foreign aid accounts for about 1% of the federal...

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Lawmakers want to fine those responsible for pipeline damage in Colorado as part of safety effort 9.12.2017 Denver Post: Business
In the wake of a fatal gas pipeline explosion in Firestone, a bipartisan legislative plan has emerged to create a new state commission to investigate and fine those responsible for pipeline damages due to digging in the ground.
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Tax breaks for beer, unborn children and lawmakers are among goodies in Republican bill 7.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As the House and Senate begin to reconcile their different tax bills, they will have to sort through many little-known provisions that appear designed more to achieve policy goals or reward key lawmakers than deliver tax savings.

Here’s a look at some of the standouts, and their prospects for being...

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House votes to kill Texas lawmaker's Trump impeachment effort 7.12.2017 Washington Post
House votes to kill Texas lawmaker's Trump impeachment effort
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Republicans Are Counting on a Ton of Demand to Drill in an Alaskan Wildlife Refuge. They’re Deluding Themselves. 6.12.2017 Mother Jones
Early Saturday morning, Senate Republicans narrowly passed a controversial tax bill which—aside from overwhelmingly benefiting the rich—will open up 1.5-million acres of the pristine, 20-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil and gas drilling.  The fate of the ANWR has been a decades-long tug-o-war between Republicans and Democrats, with the right seeing the massive oil reserves within the […]
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Once a populist, Trump governs like a conservative Republican 6.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The onetime Democrat is reversing Obama administration policies and reshaping the federal judiciary.
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Tribes sue over Trump's order to shrink protected lands 6.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The court cases are likely to drag on for years, maybe even into a new presidency.
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Trump science job nominees missing advanced science degrees 5.12.2017 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is nominating people with fewer science academic credentials than their Obama predecessors. And it's moving slower as well....
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Trump says his Bears Ears decision isn’t ‘controversial.’ But he’s wrong. 5.12.2017 Washington Post
The decision to shrink the acreage of federal land protected by national monument designations has many detractors, including some Native Americans.
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