Category: Politics

Total 16 Posts

The GOP’s Health Care Legislation Is Cruel and Punitive, Doctors Say

Published on Truthout, 10 July 2017. As members of Congress return today after their July 4 break, they are hoping to rapidly conclude their attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The health bill overhaul, one of Trump’s consistent campaign promises, has been vexing his administration and angering the general US population. In fact, only

Paris Accord Doesn’t Go Far Enough — but Trump’s Pullout Will Endanger Life on Earth

Published on Truthout, 31 May 2017. A large number of climate experts believe the Paris Climate Accord does not go nearly far enough in addressing the crisis of abrupt anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD). Nevertheless, in what is clearly both a symbolic move and a nod to his fossil fuel backers, Donald Trump will be pulling the

Trump: Totalitarian or Authoritarian?

Published on Truthout, 29 May 2017. Much has been written about whether Donald Trump is a despot authoritarian, fascist or merely a bumbling clown. As we approach this question of what Trump “is,” it’s important for us to realize that — regardless of our assessments of his level of intelligence, or his adolescent mentality, or his bizarre mannerisms

Scientists Predict There Will Be No Glaciers in the Contiguous US by 2050 — but Trump Is Stomping on the Gas Pedal

Published on Truthout, 22 May 2017. Given that life originated in the oceans, it should be cause for concern that a recently published study revealed that the depletion of dissolved oxygen in Earth’s oceans is occurring much faster than previously believed. Anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) is recreating the conditions that caused the worst mass extinction event on Earth,

Can Herman Cain Deliver?

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain, while controversial, has a possible chance of winning the Republican nomination. “Many of the Muslims, they are not totally dedicated to this country,” GOP campaigner Herman Cain said in March. “They are not dedicated to our Constitution. Many of them are trying to force Sharia law on the people of this

Rick Perry: Too Big to Fail?

As the race for the US presidency begins, another Texas governor has emerged as a leading contender. The dilemma facing American voters as the 2012 presidential election season begins might be summed up in one colourful question: “Is America ready for another set of cowboy boots in the White House?” The man posing the question