Centrist Democrats Riled as Warren Says Days of ‘Lukewarm’ Policies Are Over

“The Democratic Party isn’t going back to the days of welfare reform and the crime bill.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer, Common Dreams Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) addresses a rally against Trump administration budget cuts to education funding outside the U.S. Capitol July 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) In a wide-ranging and fiery keynote […]

Republicans Once Again Disregard States Rights (Water Rights This Time)

From High Country News: “This July, California Republicans cheered when the Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act passed the U.S. House. Rep. David Valadao, a Central Valley Republican and the bill’s sponsor, said the legislation was necessary to “modernize” the state’s water policies following prolonged drought. “Specifically, Valadao wants to boost water deliveries to valley farms — which grow […]

Smoking Marijuana Triples Risk Of High Blood Pressure Death, Study Say

CBS Local — A new study is warning that people who smoke marijuana have three times the risk of dying from high blood pressure than those who don’t use the drug. Scientists, publishing their findings in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, added that the risk of dying from hypertension grew with each year of smoking marijuana. […]

Who Benefits from the Russian Hacking Story? Centrist Democrats.

Compelling new evidence suggests that there was no hack of DNC servers (by Russia or by anyone else), but rather someone inside the DNC copied a mass of data onto a thumb drive. This explanation is supported by metadata showing that the transfer rate of the “hacked” data was on the order of 23 megabytes/second (twice […]

Show Up at NID Today at 1 pm & Oppose CA Taxpayer Dollars for Centennial Dam

From South Yuba River Citizen’s League: Show  Up at NID Today & Oppose CA Taxpayer Dollars for Centennial Dam   KNOW & GO:  Who: Dam Watchdogs What: Show up for NID’s Special Board Meeting; Tell them to vote “NO” on Resolution No. 2017-24 When: Today, Wednesday, August 9, beginning at 1pm Where: 1036 W Main St, Grass Valley Why: NID Board will […]

‘Earth Is Exhausted’: Humans Have Already Consumed the Planet’s Annual Resources

“The costs of this global ecological overspending are becoming increasingly evident around the world.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer, Commondreams Reprinted from Commondreams under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License   “This means that in seven months, we emitted more carbon than the oceans and forests can absorb in a year, we caught more fish, […]

Watch “An Inconvenient Sequel” This Weekend—But Then Do This

Actions to take after you see Al Gore’s new documentary By Mark Rahner Reprinted from Yes! Magazine under a Creative Commons License Al Gore with former Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez and Typhoon Haiyan survivor Demi Raya, in the Raya family home. Tacloban City, Philippines, March 12, 2016. Photo by Jensen Walker. What’s changed since Al Gore […]

Are We Doomed? Let’s Have a Talk

We’re not all ready to have the same conversation, but perhaps that’s a good place to start by Richard Heinberg       Reprinted from CommonDreams under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License   A placard warning against the dangers of climate change used in the March on Washington stands by an overflowing garbage can […]

“Being rich wrecks your soul. We used to know that”

“With a billionaire real estate tycoon occupying America’s highest office, the effects of riches upon the soul are a reasonable concern for all of us little guys. After all, one incredibly wealthy soul currently holds our country in his hands. According to an apocryphal exchange between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, the only difference between the […]

Message to Democrats: Get on Board With Medicare For All or Go Home

For universal healthcare to become a reality, “it’s going to take a movement of movements, and it’s going to take the American people making it toxic for our elected officials not to get on board.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer, Commondreams   Medicare for All “is the only real answer,” said Max Fine, one of the […]

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