The Rollback of EPA Clean Car Standards Will Cost You At Least $500 A Year

Today's announcement from the E.P.A. is part of a larger plan to roll back environmental protections that will cost the average American family more than $2,000.

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Why It's Time the Launch the Disability Justice Initiative

There is not a single issue, whether it be health care, paid leave, immigration, climate change, education, or voting, that does not impact the 1 in 5 Americans that lives with a disability.

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2:00PM Water Cooler 8/10/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “[Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo] on Thursday remained tight-lipped about the likelihood that NAFTA talks could wrap up by the end of the month, but sai...

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Puerto Rico: 1427 Hurricane Maria Deaths

Government of Puerto Rico presents report to Congress acknowledging 1427 Hurricane Maria details-- more than twenty times the previous estimate it had given. Meanwhile, prospects for meaningful deb...

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Links 8/10/18

Our popular Daily Links, including drunken wasps, blue lobster freed, yellow-billed cuckoo, philosophy factory, beautiful people, Cal wildfires, pot for pets, Right Turn, tigers, Nader o Apple,&hel...

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Empires, Past and Present

Which countries fit criteria that would lead them to be classified as empires?

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73 Years After Atomic Bombing of Japan: Nuclear Threat More Immediate Than Ever

In this Real News Network interview, conducted to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the second atomic bomb drop on Nagasaki, historian Peter Kuznick reflects on how the nuclear threat is more&hel...

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The Unforeseen Consequences Of China’s Insatiable Oil Demand

Working through the implications of China's ever-rising energy needs.

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2:00PM Water Cooler 8/9/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Hope Is Not a Plan: The Myth of American Manufacturing” [Industry Week]. “In building a case for an American manufacturing renaissance, economists cite…

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Kavanaugh Thinks It's Okay to Perform Elective Surgery on People Without Their Consent

Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court ruled against people with disabilities who were submitted to surgery—including abortions—that they didn't want.

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Fracking Fracas: BLM to Open California Public Lands

The US Bureau of Land Management yesterday took first steps to opening 1.6 million acres public lands in California to fracking, ending a five-year moratorium on such practices.

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