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"A Complete Disaster": Noam Chomsky on Trump and the Future of US Politics 24.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
President Donald Trump speaks during a joint presser with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 18, 2018. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images) Just how bad are things with Trump in the White House? And what does having a racist, misogynist, xenophobic and erratic president who continues to enjoy unquestionable support from his base tell us about the state of US politics and the dangers to the future of democracy in the US and in the world? Noam Chomsky shares his thoughts on these and other related questions in an exclusive interview with Truthout. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint presser with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 18, 2018. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images) Truthout is your go-to source for news about the most critical issues of our time. If you want to see more stories like this one, make a tax-deductible donation today! Just how bad are things ...
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The Border Fetish: The US Frontier as a Zone of Profit and Sacrifice 24.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Workers replace an old section of the wall between the US and Mexico following orders by President Donald Trump, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, close to Ciudad Juarez in Mexico's Chihuahua State, on April 23, 2018. (Photo: Herika Martinez / AFP / Getty Images) Truthout is fiercely independent yet uncompromisingly committed to justice, equality and truth. Support ethical journalism: Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout now! At first, I thought I had inadvertently entered an active war zone. I was on a lonely two-lane road in southern New Mexico heading for El Paso, Texas. Off to the side of the road, hardly concealed behind some desert shrubs, I suddenly noticed what seemed to be a tank. For a second, I thought I might be seeing an apparition. When I stopped to take a  picture , a soldier wearing a camouflage helmet emerged from the top of the Stryker, a 19-ton, eight-wheeled combat vehicle that was regularly used in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He looked my way and I offered a ...
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Essential California: More rent control, maybe? 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, April 24, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday he would “absolutely” consider extending L.A. limits on rent increases to cover newly built apartments,...

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The Energy 202: Why Scott Pruitt's decision on burning wood is so high stakes 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The notion that biomass is carbon neutral is contentious among scientists.
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Effort to seal autopsy reports of minors in Colorado draws outcry from open-records advocates 23.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Proposed legislation that would bar the public in Colorado from viewing autopsy reports on the deaths of minors, on privacy grounds, is prompting resistance from open-records advocates who say it will make it harder to uncover mistakes in the child-protection system.
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“Not trying to be the drone police”: Colorado towns writing UAV rules strive to balance privacy, freedom 23.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Greenwood Village will consider an ordinance in May that will place some restrictions on drone use in the city of 16,000 -- restrictions the city hopes won't run cross-wise with the Federal Aviation Administration.
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The Energy 202: Trump and Democrats marked Earth Day very differently 23.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Trump celebrated by touting his deregulatory agenda.
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On Earth Day: Environmenal Activism is Spreading 23.4.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Across America environmental activism is growing, and government and the fossil fuel industry are taking notice, say Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Tree-sits are growing in West Virginia where people are putting their bodies on the…Read more →
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You don't have to be a housing NIMBY to oppose SB 827 21.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Supporters of the controversial SB 827, which would have preempted many local zoning laws, paint its opponents as NIMBYs. They're wrong.
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See Team Politics at the Festival of Books this weekend 21.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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The Energy 202: Why the Trump administration wants to open ANWR to drilling so quickly 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There could be a Democratic president in four years.
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Sierra Club backs Gavin Newsom for California governor 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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SB 827 is dead. But California still can — and should — build more housing near transit 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Few bills in Sacramento have gotten as much attention or stirred up as much controversy recently as SB 827, Sen. Scott Wiener’s bold proposal to override local zoning laws to allow the construction of buildings four to five stories tall near rail stations and frequently served bus stops — even...

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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real 19.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real
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Lyft invests millions of dollars to offset its effect on climate change 19.4.2018 TechCrunch
Lyft, recognizing the impact of its ride-hailing platform on the environment, is making a “multi-million” dollar investment in carbon offsets. Within the first year of this effort, Lyft says it expects to be able to offset about one million metric tons of carbon. “The stark reality is that transportation is one of the largest sources of […]
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'Green News Report' - April 17, 2018 17.4.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Federal watchdogs find EPA violated the law on behalf of embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt; Senate confirms coal industry lobbyist for deputy EPA chief; Global shipping industry reaches first-ever agreement to cut emissions; Interior Department scraps big increases in national park entry fees; PLUS: Tech giants Google ...
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Trump administration pick to run NASA to finally get a vote 17.4.2018 Washington Post
Trump administration pick to run NASA to finally get a vote
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The Energy 202: A key Senate Republican zeroes in on Scott Pruitt's emails 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Sen. Barrasso's letter may give other Republicans cover to criticize the EPA chief more openly.
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How ignoring climate change is like letting malignant cancer go untreated 17.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Op-ed article author Bill McKibben is a climate champion. He’s like a physician telling his patient, “I know you feel pretty good right now, but unless we treat the malignancy soon….” (“Jerry Brown’s work to seal his climate legacy is only half done,” Opinion, April 11)

The sound...

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A D.C. lawmaker parroted conspiracy theories about ‘Resilient Cities.’ Here’s what the program actually does. 17.4.2018 Washington Post
A D.C. lawmaker parroted conspiracy theories about ‘Resilient Cities.’ Here’s what the program actually does.
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