( 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.
A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists accuses Trump’s Interior Department of “relentless attacks on science”