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Mike's Blog Round Up 6.9.2019 Crooks Liars
Towleroad : It’s disappointing to learn that New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is on the same team as Focus on the Family. No More Mister Nice Blog : Javanka doesn’t want Mike Pence to be Trump’s Veep in 2020. Angry Bear : The latest residential construction and manufacturing data paint a mixed picture of the U.S. economy. Digby : Iowa GOP Senator Joni Ernst says changes to Social Security should discussed “behind closed doors.” Speaking of which, your quote of the day: "I think it's fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms." ( Mitt Romney , on income inequality and the distribution of wealth, January 11, 2012) Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round Up for this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives . Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT ...
Pete Buttigieg Releases Sweeping Climate Plan, Calls it "One of the Greatest Tests in Our History" 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Most of the other Democratic candidates have released comparably ambitious climate change proposals, which include similar approaches as those Buttigieg is calling for.
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Welfare Reform Was a Disaster for the Poor. Trump Wants to Make It Even Worse. 25.8.2019 Mother Jones
This week marked the 23rd anniversary of welfare reform, a law that ripped a hole in the nation’s safety net under the guise of encouraging personal responsibility among poor families. The nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has marked the anniversary with a look back at how low-income families have fared under the “reform,” […]
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Opinion: Andrew Yang on gun violence, the decline of the American worker and 'freedom dividends' 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, met recently with members of the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss his candidacy.

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Teachers, firefighters from California to New Jersey seek Chinese tech riches 7.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Tension between China and the U.S. over trade and technological dominance is shining a spotlight on the billions of dollars that U.S. pension funds and college endowments have channeled into Chinese technology companies.

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Elizabeth Warren Unveils New Immigration Plan Vowing to Remake ICE Ahead of Planned Weekend ICE Raids 12.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The sweeping plan proposes to eliminate abusive enforcement by decriminalizing migration and refocusing enforcement on serious criminal activity. It also promises to remake CBP and ICE "from top to bottom."
Democrats: It’s time to step up and own your positions — Warren and Gillibrand are leading the way 5.6.2019 Raw Story
One of the two Republican senators from Louisiana, John Kennedy, said something this week that many Democrats have repeatedly blurted in frustration, especially in recent weeks, about the endless debate over whether or not to impeach Donald Trump. Kennedy said on “Face the Nation”: “You know, if you want to do it, go to Amazon […]
Arctic Is Thawing So Fast Scientists Are Losing Their Measuring Tools 3.6.2019
Methane and CO2 released from the thawing permafrost will further accelerate the rate of global warming.
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Environmental Justice Activists Are Leading a Green New Deal Revolution 31.5.2019
Green New Deal supporters should look to leaders in places like "Death Alley," not Silicon Valley.
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Asylum Seekers Are Being “Disappeared” in Private Louisiana Jails 17.5.2019
Migrants are increasingly hard to track down amid a tangled web of government agencies and misinformation.
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Youth climate group sets its sights on 2020 14.5.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On a damp Monday evening, more than 1,000 people arrived at Howard University to watch a movement of young climate activists lay out their vision for the future. “Say it with me,” Varshini Prakash, the 25-year-old co-founder and executive director of the Sunrise Movement, instructed the room. “Green! New! Deal!” The event […]
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Farmers 'Losing Their Patience' With Trump's China Trade War: GOP Senator 8.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump is escalating his trade war with China and introducing further tariffs, but under-pressure farmers are voicing concerns, Republican Senators have said.
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Donald Trump’s Only Strategy Is to Create Crisis and Claim to Fix It 2.4.2019
On border security, as on health care, Trump's big play for 2020 is to confuse everyone and create a sense of panic.

The post Donald Trump’s Only Strategy Is to Create Crisis and Claim to Fix It appeared first on Truthout.

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How Shadowy Tax Havens Skirt Conservation Efforts 2.4.2019
Dark money foreign investments may bankroll deforestation and overfishing.

The post How Shadowy Tax Havens Skirt Conservation Efforts appeared first on Truthout.

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Lawmakers move on offshore drilling opposition as Trump Interior nominee comes under fire 29.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
South Carolina Rep. Joe Cunningham (D) is bringing his local fight against drilling in U.S. waters to Washington, D.C., with a bipartisan bill that would ban offshore drilling and seismic testing along both the East and West Coasts. Cunningham’s bill introduced this week is part of an ever-growing bipartisan backlash to the Trump administration’s plans […]
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Woman Fatally Stabbed Jeweler Inside Hotel Room: Cops 6.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“He went [to New Orleans] with his wife. It’s not what everybody was thinking was going on.”
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Republicans who couldn’t beat climate debate now seek to join it 6.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Rep. John Shimkus once issued a forceful rejection of climate science at a congressional hearing, invoking the Bible and declaring that "Earth will end only when God declares it's time to be over."
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California lawmakers accepted $810,000 in gifts and overseas trips in 2018 6.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California lawmakers were showered with more than $810,000 in gifts last year, many from powerful interest groups lobbying the state who handed out concert and professional sports tickets, spa treatments, gourmet dinners and trips to a dozen countries, new state reports show.

The annual economic...

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When Politicians Say “Free Trade,” They Mean Upward Redistribution 11.2.2019
It's a make-it-up-as-you-go ideology.

The post When Politicians Say “Free Trade,” They Mean Upward Redistribution appeared first on Truthout.

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NYT's Blow Compares Trump to David Duke, Says His Campaign Was 'Blue Print' For Present GOP 24.1.2019 NewsBusters
During Monday’s edition of Anderson Cooper 360, the eponymous host and his panel engaged in a lengthy discussion about whether or not President Trump was a racist. One of the panelists, Charles Blow of The New York Times, used his platform to compare President Trump to white supremacist David Duke, arguing that his unsuccessful bid to become Governor of Louisiana in 1991 served as a “blue print for how the present GOP is running on a policy ...
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