Politics

Steve August 3, 2021

The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost clean energy and promote “climate resilience” by making schools, ports and other structures better able to withstand extreme weather events such as storms and wildfires. But the bill, headed for a Senate vote this week, falls far short of President […]

Steve August 3, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) came out punching during a news conference Tuesday afternoon in response to the state attorney general’s investigation that found he sexually harassed at least 11 women during his time as governor.  Cuomo outright denied all of the allegations against him in a 15-minute monologue during which members of the […]

Steve August 3, 2021

One week after being sworn in, President Joe Biden signed a sweeping executive order aimed at “tackling the climate crisis at home and abroad.” It included seemingly clear language about ending subsidies for the industry most responsible for planetary warming. “The heads of agencies shall identify for the Director of the Office of Management and […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Indigenous and environmental groups on Tuesday welcomed the U.S. Interior Department’s decision to review the Trump administration’s controversial move opening up previously protected land in Alaska to drilling despite threats to local communities and wildlife as well as the global climate. “What is needed most is an act of Congress to permanently protect this special […]

Steve August 3, 2021

The Olympics are typically a boom time for jingoism: patriotic fervor heightening among Americans of all stripes with each gold medal for Team USA. But this year, we’ve seen an unlikely faction of Americans rooting against our athletes: conservatives. During a late July rally, President Donald Trump claimed that “Americans were happy” about the women’s […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Tue Aug 3, 2021, 12:13 PM brooklynite (71,849 posts) Source: Politico During a closed-door lunch last week with some of his most vulnerable incumbents, House Democrats’ campaign chief delivered a blunt warning: If the midterms were held now, they would lose the majority. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) followed that bleak forecast, which was confirmed […]

Steve August 3, 2021

An official at the National Labor Relations Board on Monday formally recommended tossing out the results of a closely watched union election at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, potentially giving workers there a chance to hold another vote as the e-commerce giant faces accusations of unlawful misconduct. “We support the hearing officer’s recommendation that the […]

Steve August 3, 2021

A time when the United States runs mostly on wind- and solar-powered electricity could be a reality in only a few years. It wouldn’t require any scientific breakthroughs or technological leaps for clean energy to overtake coal and natural gas, which still dominate 60 percent of the US power sector. What it would take to […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Former President Barack Obama will celebrate his 60th birthday with a big bash at his estate on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, this weekend, reported multiple media outlets. But the planned party with a reported 475 guests has drawn criticism — particularly from the right — amid the spread of the coronavirus delta variant. The event will […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Source: AP By DANIEL KOZIN MOSCOW (AP) — Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who plans to seek refuge in Europe after accusing team officials of trying to force her to leave the Tokyo Games early, said Tuesday that officials from her country “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home. Tsimanouskaya, who […]