April 25, 2019

Democratic candidates address women of color, vow to fight for racial justice

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Some 2,000 women, almost all of them women of color, gathered together in Houston Wednesday for the “She the People” forum, where they pressed Democrats running for president on how they propose to help support their communities. The gathering aimed to address “the unfinished business of women of color,” Aimee Allison, founder […]
April 24, 2019

Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc said Trump rallies were like a ‘new found drug’

The man who mailed pipe bombs to prominent Democratic figures, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, wrote in a letter to the judge presiding over his case that attending a Trump rally “became like a new found drug.” Cesar Sayoc, 57, pleaded guilty in March to mailing 16 crude explosive devices to Democrats who criticized […]
April 24, 2019

Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc said Trump rallies were like a ‘new found drug’

The man who mailed pipe bombs to prominent Democratic figures, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, wrote in a letter to the judge presiding over his case that attending a Trump rally “became like a new found drug.” Cesar Sayoc, 57, pleaded guilty in March to mailing 16 crude explosive devices to Democrats who criticized […]
April 24, 2019

Republicans are to blame for Trump’s norm-busting presidency

For all the talk about President Donald Trump’s refusal to abide by conventional norms befitting the nation’s chief executive, he bears only partial responsibility for his almost daily desecration of the Oval Office. Like a perpetually undisciplined child, the president’s defiance of rational political behavior is tolerated by the more judicious adults who toil, seemingly unperturbed, a mile down […]
April 24, 2019

Iowa’s drinking water crisis is part of a larger trend but the government has done little to act

Private wells used for drinking water in Iowa face widespread contamination due to agricultural practices, according to a new report out Wednesday, highlighting the latest in a series of major drinking water issues unfolding across the country. Authored by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Iowa Environmental Council, the report finds that agriculture, a […]
April 24, 2019

Deceptive conservative poll on Green New Deal accidentally supports strong climate action

The right wing media, led by Fox News, has been working overtime to misrepresent and demonize the Green New Deal and one of its chief proponents, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). But while this attack has certainly helped turn Republicans against the term “Green New Deal,” support for the underlying policies of the proposal — a […]
April 24, 2019

A day after Mexico affirms commitment to immigration enforcement, Trump says he’ll close the border

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened Mexican officials, saying he intends to close a section of the southern border if Mexico does not do more to curb migration to the United States. “A very big Caravan of over 20,000 people started up through Mexico,” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning. “It has been reduced in […]
April 24, 2019

Justice Ginsburg schools her Republican colleagues on the meaning of the word ‘consent’

The Supreme Court — or, at least, its Republican majority — has an unhealthy obsession with forced arbitration. And, in a decision handed down on Wednesday, the court fed that obsession at the expense of workers throughout the country. Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion in the case in question, Lamps Plus v. Varela, relies on […]
April 24, 2019

Big automakers grudgingly buy into EVs. Oil majors still lag behind.

By Jeremy Deaton In just three years, many electric cars will sport the same sticker price as their gas-powered counterparts, according to a recent analysis. Electrification, as well as other advances like ride-sharing and driverless cars, will radically overhaul the transportation sector. The next decade will see sweeping changes to the way we get around, and […]
April 24, 2019

‘Somebody should do something’: Oklahomans try to get Medicaid expansion on the ballot in 2020

Kelly Smalley lost her health insurance over a year ago when her son turned 19 years old. In order to qualify for Medicaid in Oklahoma, people need to be a parent or guardian to someone no older than 18, have a government-recognized disability, or be over 65 years old in addition to earning below the […]