( Otherwords.org ) – Tens of millions of us are out of work. Why on earth is Trump trying to cut food aid? In some ways, this horrible pandemic has brought out the best in humanity. Where I live, neighbors are helping neighbors. A friend who cleans houses for a living says about half of […]
( Otherwords.org ) -The former Indiana governor presided over the state’s worst ever HIV outbreak. His ignorance made it worse. A year after Trump took office, Saturday Night Live did a sketch called “What Even Matters Anymore?” Game show host Jessica Chastain read a list of outrageous things Trump has done and asked, “Does it […]
Students who got defrauded by for-profit colleges were going to get loan forgiveness — until Betsy DeVos showed up.
(Otherwords.org) – Racism means a lot more than using slurs or feeling hatred. Yet even in these narrow terms, Trump fits the bill. By Jill Richardson | November 20, 2019 “Is Trump a racist?” I have two answers to that question. First, most white Americans misunderstand racism solely as intentional beliefs held by individual racists […]
(Otherwords.org ) -Either our system is going to break, or Trump’s finally going to fail. It’s an exhausting drama. Does Trump understand democracy? I’m really asking. His approach to politics is combative — kill-or-be-killed. If you hit him, he will hit you back harder, no matter what the rules of the game are. That might […]
(Otherwords.org) – The Trump administration is moving money away from disaster relief to lock up more immigrants. Donald Trump discusses immigration as if the benefits of residence in the U.S. are a pie. When immigrants get more, the people who were already here get less. In general, that’s not true. When immigrants come here, they […]
( Otherwords.org) – If you feel powerless, remember that the biggest change you can make is to support leaders who think our planet is actually worth saving. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling this way, but here goes: I can’t deal with climate change. I can’t read about it, I can’t watch documentaries on […]
(Otherwords.org )- As far back as 1982, fossil fuel executives knew they were trading a few decades of profits for the entire future of the planet. Years ago, tobacco companies discovered the link between their products and lung cancer. Did they warn their customers? No — they denied the link entirely, misleading the public for […]
If environmental solutions aren’t systemic, living green will always mean going against the grain — and usually failing.