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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

tuesday mornin'

make america's robots great again

one more time, folks:  there is no autism epidemic

how to report on trump, from a reporter who covered putin

the surprising link between air pollution and alzheimers

why netflix isn't afraid of trump
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Monday, February 20, 2017

monday's afternoon

'impeach trump' rallies to take place today all across the country 

why we love to hate mcmansions, but still buy them

blue lies matters: how cops are incentivized to lie

lessons for "the resistance" from bush' resistance

the real forgotten americans 
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

we here in california have been pummeled by storms, and are peeking out, bloodied and soaking wet, somewhat still in one piece. however, the storm that is heading toward the country in whole is looming dangerously...growing stronger in power...storm trump. as we often muse amongst ourselves, often accompanied by humorous chortles, that tornadoes seem to aim for trailer parks, this trumpian storm is aiming directly toward environmental legislation and scientific facts.

now, onward to those little important stories that slip below the radar of the headlines, but are of importance nonetheless, especially during the regime of the orange one.

under trump, scientists could face broader challenges than they did under george w. bush. a group of scientists and their supporters are set to march in this city’s copley square on sunday in an event they’ve dubbed “a rally to stand up for science” in the trump years - wapo
five things pruitt can do to cripple the epa. the new administrator and president donald trump are expected to move quickly to begin unraveling the agency's rules on water and climate change. - politico 

worst erosion in 150 years hits california beaches, report finds.(audio) the west coast is experiencing unprecedented erosion on many of its beaches, according to a u.s. geological survey report published this week in the journal “nature communications. - kqed  

federal highway administration changes mentions of ‘climate change’ to ‘resilience’ in transportation program.after donald trump won the presidency, the federal highway administration switched the reference to “climate change” to “resilience” in the name of a program aimed at coping with climate impacts, agency officials confirmed friday - wapo  

house republicans demand climate documents from state attorneys general — again. the house science committee has issued a pair of subpoenas this week to the attorneys general of new york and massachusetts, demanding documents and communications with federal agencies related to climate change, environmental research and the clean power plan. - wapo

human cost of climate change. thirty-three fijian villages have been earmarked to be relocated, a direct result of climate change - fiji sun  

why won’t american business push for action on climate? many u.s. corporations have adopted environmentally friendly practices and touted themselves as green companies. but when it comes to government climate policy, these businesses have been largely silent and support politicians who oppose taking any action - yale 360
investors with $2.8 trillion in assets unite against donald trump’s climate change denial. the world’s biggest investors are joining forces to unite against donald trump in the fight against climate change. - the independent

tesla plugs big batteries into pg&e’s electric grid. a row of tall white boxes by the side of a sierra foothills highway could represent a key piece of california’s future electric grid. - sfgate

michigan deo chief: ‘vapor intrusion’ poses health threat. a “significant public health threat” is brewing in michigan because of chemical vapors that percolate up from the ground of former industrial or commercial sites and can leak into nearby homes, department of environmental quality director heidi grether said. - detroit news

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sunday on saturn

democrats: the future is bleak without radical reforms

this is how american healthcare kills people

are we killing our young doctors?

texas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world

hollywood as we know it is already over
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

home by saturday

intelligence community ready to "go nuclear" on trump

empty wheel on "fake news"

the economics of corporate crime

america should not be the world's policeman

prehistoric shrimp appear out of the australian desert after heavy rain
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Friday, February 17, 2017

mr friday night

as crisis swirl, trump faces pressure from his own party

if you say "i'm not a racist" you probably are

masturbation is a doctor approved stress reliever

why open offices are bad for us

the story behind janis joplin's hit 'me and bobby mcgee'
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

big thursday

abortion's deadly diy past may soon become its future

millennials are earning 20% less than their boomer parents at the same stage of life

the right to work a man to death

college football's top teams are built on crippling debt

scientists discover pollution in the marianas trench
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

wednesday night hop

how california will fight the trump agenda

5 facts about the minimum wage

geraldo rivera resigns from yale after they re-name calhoun university

orwell's '1984' becomes best seller in age of trump

america's golden age of restaurants is coming to an end
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

tuesday morning

muslims and latins seen as enemies of the state

five ways to turn the women's march into a movement

democrats must become the party of freedom

how to suffocate your economy: drown it in public debt

your guide to the anti-trump resistance movement
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Monday, February 13, 2017

monday woman

pravda on the checkout line

"alt-right is a euphemism for white supremacy"

to be relevant, economists need to take politics into account

drug found to stimulate tooth re-growth

the trouble with quantum mechanics 
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

sunday night is fair

doomsday clock 30 seconds closer to annihilation thanks to trump

'the wealthy would never steal'

trump may be pushing china into a conflict that will benefit no one

the people's climate change march is scheduled for april in dc

poll of western countries: world war iii is on its way

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

hole of the saturday night

why facebook should hire an ethicist

first humans got to north america 10,000 years earlier than thought


'smart' electricity meters can be dangerously insecure


wisconsin city at the forefront of the water wars


21 common phrases we use today that shakespeare invented
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Friday, February 10, 2017

miss friday

reading news in the age of trump: think like a spy

brexit as identity politics

economic forecasts are hard-wired to get things wrong

what the alt-right is all about

fewer people are dying of cancer than ever before
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Thursday, February 09, 2017

beyond thursday

looking beyond trump's lies on jobs

kentucky's fetal pain law is based on junk science

uk labour party proposed maximum wage

louisiana faces faster sea level rise than any other place on earth

how american life continued to deteriorate in 2016

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

wednesday night erotica

trumo fans livid patriot martellus bennett is doing to trump what brady did to obama

virtually all senate democrats are poised to vote against remaining cabinet picks

why all workers should be afraid of kentucky's assault on unions

congress moves to give away national lands

and our own alumnus rj eskow writes for moyers and co. writes on why booker and the big pharma dems have no excuse 
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

tuesday moon

6 mass demonstrations to join this spring
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Monday, February 06, 2017

monday without you

scenarios for the future of racial politics

the center has fallen, and white nationalism is filling the vacuum

billionaires are not populists

the historical evolution of wealth distribution: a quantitative theoretic investigation

the bot politic
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Sunday, February 05, 2017

sunday night

4 things that were supposed to happen by 2017 because obama was elected\

the case for donald trump's impeachability

what if renters got the same tax deductions as homeowners?

disclosing the costs of corporate welfare

trump's support of anti-vaxxers could lead to deadly outbreaks 
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Saturday, February 04, 2017

high n' dry (saturday night)

federal judge blocks trump's muslim visa ban nationwide

alleged embodiment of zeitgeist still very unpopular

democracy is dying as technocrats watch

republicans in 5 states propose bills to criminalize peaceful protest

the death gap between urban and rural america is getting bigger
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Friday, February 03, 2017

man friday

far more civilians (including children) than militants were killed in trump's first military operation

we're running out of water

5 economic terms we all should be using

the biggest killer of soldiers in the middle east is not isis, it's suicide

indivisible: a practical guide to resisting trump's agenda
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Thursday, February 02, 2017

bad black thursday

trump's dc hotel is a dump - and a metaphor for a trump presidency

human rights watch lists trump as a threat to human rights

the us dropped bombs every three hours in 2016

2009: the year the democratic party died

indivisible: a practical guide to resisting trump's agenda


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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

wednesday night drinkball

calls to drain the swamp are an insult to swamps

barnum and bailey ringaling bros. circus to close after 146 years

star wars has always been political

trump's homeland security advisor espouses anti-muslim policing

the coming war on public education

syrian family that voted for trump has been deported 
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

tuesday letter

trump fires acting attorney general who defied him on immigrant ban

and he hits majority disapproval in record time, gallup finds

gop health plan replacement falls short

chicago police use excessive force, justice dept. finds

missile launchers at standing rock: weaponized law enforcement 
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Monday, January 30, 2017

monday will never be the same

massive protests at airports across the country spurred by broad-based grass-roots organizing

exxon ordered to fork over 40 years of climate research

restaurant owner ejects black customer because "trump's president"

nevada woman killed by superbug resistant to all 26 american antibiotics

sweden's palace is haunted

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

these aren't alternative stories mind you.

trump and the outdoors. many conservationists are fearing the worst. trump could be the most anti-environmental president ever to take office, and he will have the support of a republican congress - blue ridge outdoors

research challenges the view that environmental regulators are anti-business. during the 2016 presidential campaign, republican candidates strongly agreed that the united states has too many regulations, and that these rules often are bad for business or a waste of taxpayer dollars - the conversation

epa-funded scientists share their concerns about the trump era. several news agencies, including reuters, are reporting that the epa lifted its freeze on grants and contracts on friday. at least one of the scientists below, tamma carleton, reports that she has already received her normal stipend check. - pacific standard
 
al gore puts the cdc's health and climate conference back on track — minus the cdc. an abruptly postponed conference on climate change and its effects on human health is going to take place after all --thanks to al gore. - los angeles times
 
a conversation with the rogue national park service twitter account. ever since president trump launched an offensive against government transparency—first, by personally complaining about a retweet from the national park service that drew attention to his small inauguration turnout—twitter has been a hotbed for burgeoning political dissent. - motherboard

seattle-based grist lays off four of Its five full-time writers. during the same week seattle times staffers are finding out who in their newsroom will be laid off, five journalists at the seattle-based environmental website grist lost their jobs - seattle stranger

the birth—and possible death—of the sage III atmospheric satellite. these are exactly the types of space missions that could be in jeopardy in the coming years, as the trump administration continues active hostility toward climate research - wired

park rangers to the rescue. it started at the inauguration, when the uniformed protectors of america's front lawn took in the sweep of humanity at the national mall. it seemed obvious that the crowd for president trump was not nearly as large as that for barack obama in 2009. somebody in olive green retweeted the obvious, using comparative pictures - new york times
us government scientists go 'rogue' in defiance of trump. employees from more than a dozen u.s. government agencies have established a network of unofficial "rogue" twitter feeds in defiance of what they see as attempts by president donald trump to muzzle federal climate change research and other science - reuters
 
oil, gas drilling rights near chaco canyon sold for $3M. despite protests from native americans, environmentalists and others, the u.s. bureau of land management on wednesday auctioned oil and gas drilling rights to 843 acres in the chaco canyon region of northwest new mexico - santa fe new mexican

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sunday morning song

judge orders stay on trump's immigrant deportee exec order

cnn's christiane amapour to bannon: "we're not going to shut up"

'reagan alumni for trump' reminds us that trump isn't the first gop prez to make stuff up

wall street, america's new landlords, kicks tenants to the curb

to stop trump, the dems can learn from the tea party
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

hey saturday sun

why clinton lost michigan, by the last democrat to win in michigan

child abuse in the military

the radical crusade of mike pence

"if you go around proclaiming yourself 'the resistance' but you’re not willing to incur any actual personal risk — you’re just going to continue angrily tweeting, for the most part — then you’re just a vapid grandstander."

the natural history of cheese mites

and rip great actor, known for the elephant man, midnight express and alien (among others) john hurt

and coincidentally enough, mr. hurt played winston smith in a filmed version of 1984, now more relevant than ever.  however it was his cameo in mel brooks' spaceballs that we will always love him for:

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Friday, January 27, 2017

love you til friday

the entire senior state department staff resigned on wednesday

trump wants to pay for the wall with a 20% tax on mexican imports

nypd reports 75% increase in hate crimes since cheetolini's election

fascism can't be stopped by fact-checking

neanderthals in a boat? not so far-fetched
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

any given thursday

the ugly unethical underside of silicon valley

nostalgia for white christian america elected trump

the way to a better work/life balance: unions

how savior mentality stands in the way of organizing

how the twinkie made the super rich even richer
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Fasten Your Seat Belts...

Donald Trump loses the popular vote but wins the electoral vote and thus the election, tells David Muir that the electoral votes are the ones that count, and wants to launch an investigation into voter fraud because he list the popular vote. A sore winner with a vendetta against the people he beat. Proof positive that money can't buy happiness...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

wednesday mourn

how to prepare for the coming recession

defying trump's kleptocracy

these 9 creatures were named after barack obama

the gop wants revenge for obamacare, and it's making them do stupid things

8th grader uses $2 bill for lunch, school calls cops
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

tuesday is rock n roll nite

the golden age of hedge fund draws to a close with clients in revolt

20,000 dead fish wash ashore in nova scotia

the rich already have a universal basic income

the us drops 72 bombs a day

did inadequate women's health care destroy star wars' old republic
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Monday, January 23, 2017

monday wedding

woman's march outshines trump's inauguration

blue state voters subsidize southern red state voters, not the other way around

fast food ceo: profits soared after minimum wage hike

how to convince someone when facts fail

living near heavy traffic increases risk of dementia
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