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Climate change IS affecting you, along with 85% of the Earth

A new analysis of 100,000 studies of weather events shows that the vast majority of the world’s population already have experienced the negative effects of global warming on their own local environments. It’s only going to get worse, even with promised cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. It’s going to be catastrophic if the world doesn’t […]

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The GOP has become the SLP: the Sore Losers Party

It started with the Big Lie — that there was so much rampant “voter fraud” in the 2020 presidential election that President Joe BIden didn’t really win, even though he did win by nearly 8 million votes. Republican after Republican repeated Donald Trump’s baseless claims about a “rigged” election. Many, including several sitting in the […]

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Afghanistan War lasted 20 years and cost $2 trillion. Enough is enough.

The media have been in a feeding frenzy in the criticism of the Biden administration’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq. “Laser focused on blaming Biden for a military defeat two decades in the making, while wildly overplaying the evacuation story in terms of historical context, the press seems genuinely eager to echo GOP […]

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What’s behind the GOP reversal on COVID-19 vaccines? Money

You might have noticed a seemingly sudden turnaround by many Republican lawmakers, right-wing media personalities, and others with an oversize influence on conservative voters. They now claim that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a great idea after all. The United States has not escaped the worldwide surge in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths caused by the […]

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Kick the single-use plastic habit during Plastic Free July

Straws, plastic bottles, coffee cups, plastic bags, food take-out containers and other plastic waste products are filling our oceans to the tune of 8 million tons a year. It’s not just oceans. Single-use plastic also ends up in rivers, lakes, and landfills. Most people think plastic can be and is being recycled, but 91% of […]

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Georgia GOP rams through new voter suppression law

Guess not much has changed about trying to stop Black people from voting, especially in Georgia. A draconian voter suppression law was jammed through the Georgia Legislature on a party line vote in just a few hours and signed that evening by Gov. Brian Kemp. The white-men-only signing took place behind closed doors, with a […]

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GOP doubles down on voter suppression (UPDATE)

When lots of people vote, Democrats win. Just ask President Joe Biden, with his nearly 8 million vote margin over Donald Trump. So naturally, Republicans are doing all they can to stop voters they fear will vote for Team Blue from taking part in the electoral process. Since the November election, Republican officials in 33 […]

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Trump has ruined our inauguration celebration

It used to be that the people of the United States looked at presidential inaugurations with a sense of pride. But like just about everything else he touches, Donald Trump has broken that, too. Even if your candidate lost, you knew the inauguration was momentous — the views of the buildings in Washington, D.C., the […]

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Trump finally got his ‘American carnage’

In his inaugural address in January 2017, Donald Trump promised to end “American carnage.” As his (thankfully single) term in office is about to end, he finally figured out a way to get his deranged followers to deliver that carnage. As the world watched in horror, thousands of Trump supporters from such white supremacy and […]

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Stay in Mar-a-Lago, Trump. No one wants you back. (UPDATE)

Donald Trump is spending Christmas the way he has spent much of his presidency: tweeting, golfing, being lazy, and ignoring the hard work of being president while trying to destroy the efforts of leaders actually carving out policy. Over his four years (thankfully coming to an end soon) as president, Trump has played a total […]

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