During his speech announcing that the U.S. is ditching the Paris climate accords, President Trump took a strange detour to declare “our tax bill is moving along in Congress, and I believe it’s doing very well. I think a lot of people will be very pleasantly surprised.”
The release last Friday of President Trump’s latest financial disclosure report raised as many questions as it answered, and triggered renewed calls for the President to release his personal tax returns.
Naomi Klein understands that President Donald J. Trump is a problem, but he is not the problem.
These days I find myself thinking often about a cartoon by the late Theodore Geissel.
In it, a woman with a sweater that reads “America First” reads aloud from a storybook to two children: “And the Wolf chewed up the children and spit out their bones,” she relays. “But those were Foreign Children and it didn’t really matter.”
Geissel — better known as Dr. Seuss — was criticizing Americans’ purposeful isolationism during World War II. But it’s never felt more prescient, as a sitting American president embarks on a dangerous and deadly new “America First” policy.
The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, seems to be championing a single cause: Israel.
When Haley speaks about Israel, her language is not merely emotive nor tailored to fit the need of a specific occasion. Rather, her words are resolute, consistent and are matched by a clear plan of action.
Two years of imprisonment have given me ample time to reflect on the circumstances in which I find myself today. I often retrace my steps, carefully recalling each conversation I had and action I took that landed me in this prison. However, in the two years that I have served, my position has never wavered. I know who I am, and I know what my values are. My name is Jeffrey Alexander Sterling, and I am an innocent man who has been wrongfully convicted of espionage after dedicating my life to serving the U.S. government.
A report released today by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Sierra Club and Oil Change International, in partnership with 28 organizations around the world, reveals that the world’s biggest banks are continuing to fuel climate change through the financing of extreme fossil fuels. The report finds that 2016 actually saw a steep fall in bank funding for extreme fossil fuels — however despite this overall reduction, banks are still funding extreme fossil fuel projects at a rate that will push us beyond the 1.5 degrees climate change limit determined by the Paris Climate Agreement.
Shareholder Resolution Calls on Kroger (NYSE: KR) to Appoint Independent Board Chair, Groups Also Urge Company to Eliminate Bee-Killing Pesticides
On Thursday, June 22, members of SumOfUs, Friends of the Earth, Pollinator Stewardship Council, and the Ohio Ecological Food & Farming Association, in collaboration with food, farming and environmental organizations, will host a press conference to discuss a widespread effort urging retail giant Kroger (NYSE: KR) to enact a policy that would help eliminate the use of pollinator-toxic pesticides, including neonicotinoids — a leading driver of decline in the bee population.
As a United Nations agency calls attention to the "unusually early" heatwaves gripping parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the U.S., a new study brings an ominous warning about more killer heat near certain to come.
From launching a volley of Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base, to repeatedly bombing pro-Syrian government forces, to shooting down a Syrian Air Force jet this past weekend, the Trump administration’s proclivity for escalation has led to a new chapter in the Syrian civil war.
In an analysis bolstering the arguments of those fighting for minimum wage hikes nationwide, a group of University of California, Berkeley economists has found that Seattle's decision to gradually raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has not hampered job growth, despite the frequent warnings of doom-and-gloom critics.
'We have a responsibility to raise our voice for justice and equality in society.'
The Supreme Court, which has decided to hear a landmark case on whether Wisconsin electoral maps were unconstitutionally drawn, could deliver a major blow to ultra-partisan redistricting.
What would the president’s tax returns show about his financial ties to foreign powers or other ethical issues? Is there a better way than disclosure of tax returns to get at such information? New Brennan Center analysis explores these questions.
As a cadre of thirteen male Republican Senators refuses to show most of their colleagues and the American people their Trumpcare bill, a new poll on Wednesday reveals that support for the House version passed last month continues to lose support.
"This bill is like a vampire. It can't live when exposed to the light of day. That's why the Republican strategy has been to keep it a secret."
—Ben Wikler, Moveon.org
On the heels of Democrat Jon Ossoff's narrow loss to Republican Karen Handel in the high-profile Georgia special election on Tuesday, many commentators are pinning the defeat on Democrats' glaring lack of an inspiring and ambitious progressive agenda.
"Democrats can excite their base and also win over voters who are frustrated with both parties with a vision to transform our nation into one that serves the many and not a powerful few."
—The Working Families Party
Obstruction of justice was among the articles of impeachment drafted against both Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The parallel between Nixon and Trump is almost exact. White House tapes revealed Nixon giving instructions to pressure the acting FBI director into halting the Watergate investigation.