Under The Radar

Shelia Kennedy October 15, 2017

The Trump administration’s daily assaults to American laws and norms have produced a sort of outrage fatigue in many of us. That can be dangerous.

Despite Suicides, Jails Replace In-Person Visitation With Video Screens

The Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna, Louisiana replaced in-person visitation through a glass partition with video calls this week. Three suicides have occurred at the jail since August, raising concerns about the mental health of its prisoners. (Photo: Mike Ludwig; Edited: LW / TO)

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Hightower: The Next Wave of the Tech Revolution Will Wipe Out Millions of Jobs—Maybe Even Yours

It sounds like science fiction, but automation is closer than you think.

By Jim Hightower /  AlterNet October 12, 2017, 2:05 PM GMT

Industrial automatons have been on the march for years, devouring the middle-class job opportunities of factory workers. But this time is different.

Living with Trump’s new normal is driving me crazy

Donald Trump is the most exhausting president in history


The Electric Car Revolution May Come Sooner Than We Thought

All around the world, electric cars are edging out gasoline-powered vehicles.

by Brian Kahn, Climate Central / Jul.07.2017 / 2:59 PM ET

The internal combustion engine had a good run. It has helped propel cars — and thus humanity — forward for more than 100 years.

But a sea change is afoot that is forecast to kick gas-powered vehicles to the curb, replacing them with cars that run on batteries. A flurry of news this week underscores just how rapidly that change could happen.

This stunning statement from General Motors will keep Big Oil up at night

by Joe Romm OCT 5, 2017, 8:00 AM

“General Motors believes in an all-electric future,” Mark Reuss, GM’s head of global product development, announced in a corporate press release Monday.

Footing The Bill For Proselytizing

Sheila Kennedy Oct 12, 2017

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has reported on Indiana’s school voucher program–the largest such program in the United States–and has followed that report with a wider-ranging, scathing editoriallisting additional issues with the program.

Report: Midwest Climate Change to be Severe

October 12, 2017 - Veronica Carter, Public News Service (IN)

INDIANAPOLIS – Parts of the country along the coasts have been battered this year by Mother Nature, and a new study from the Midwest Economic Policy Institute warns that the threat of climate change extends much farther inland and could wreak havoc on transportation and infrastructure systems across the Midwest. 

The Lies About ADHD Medication That Big Pharma Funds

Dr. Thomas Armstrong reveals how Big Pharma profits by misleading patients and doctors.

By Thomas Armstrong /  TarcherPerigee October 5, 2017, 8:51 AM GMT

Why Privatization Is a Disaster for Any Democratic Society

"In a totally free market health care system, you must be willing to let some patients die."

By Paul Buchheit /  AlterNet October 5, 2017, 7:44 AM GMT

What American Gun Control Advocates Can Learn From Australia

"One of the great things that happened in Australia was, in that moment, both sides of politics said this is not political, this is about health and safety."

By Amy GoodmanJuan González / Democracy Now! October 5, 2017, 11:06 AM GMT

Here's How to Push for Gun Control

Don't fall for the NRA's impotent little stunt to ban bump stocks.

By Ilana Novick /  AlterNet October 5, 2017, 2:06 PM GMT

The White Privilege of the "Lone Wolf" Shooter

Shaun King - October 2 2017, 6:59 p.m.

LAST NIGHT, THE United States experienced the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. At least 58 people are dead and over 500 more wounded. No, that’s not a typo: More than 500 people were injured in one single incident.

Chomsky: Trump's #1 Goal as President

Donald Trump's policies will devastate future generations, but that’s of little concern to the Republicans.

By Noam ChomskyDavid Barsamian / TomDispatch  October 3, 2017, 8:26 AM GMT

In Discussing the "Middle Class," Don't Forget the Racial Wealth Divide

The incomes of middle-class Americans rose last year to the highest level ever recorded by the Census Bureau, as poverty declined and the scars of the past decade's Great Recession seemed to finally fade.

Monday, October 02, 2017 By Janine JacksonFAIR | Interview

Dahr Jamail | Climate Disruption Could Pose "Existential Threat" by 2050

Monday, October 02, 2017 By Dahr JamailTruthout | Report

It is often painful to write these monthly dispatches, chronicling what has happened to the Earth over the previous several weeks. Every month I'm taken aback by how rapidly the changes are unfolding. Take my word for this: These pieces are as emotionally challenging for me to write as they are for you to read.

Media, Left and Right

By Sheila Kennedy

Well, I see that the Republican Governors’ Association has decided to enter the “fake news” sweepstakes. According to reports,

E.P.A. Chief’s Calendar: A Stream of Industry Meetings and Trips Home

The calendar of Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, shows he has met much more often with officials and lobbyists from companies he regulates than with environmentalists. CreditAl Drago/The New York Times

90 Companies Helped Cause the Climate Crisis—They Should Pay for It

We've got a precedent, we've got a dire need, and we have clearly defined culprits.

By Sarah van Gelder /  Yes! Magazine | September 29, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT

How Netanyahu’s Son Became the Poster Boy for White Supremacists

Jewish and white supremacists are counting on a revival of anti-semitism that will benefit them both

By Jonathan Cook /  AlterNet | September 20, 2017, 8:33 AM GMT

The eldest son of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has found himself an unlikely poster boy for David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, and the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer.

Bill Moyers: Can a War of Words with North Korea Lead to a Real War?

Andrew Bacevich and Bill Moyers talk Trump and Kim Jong Un.

By Bill Moyers /  BillMoyers.com | September 27, 2017, 9:50 AM GMT

So Few Americans Understand What the Second Amendment Is Really About—or Its Dark History

The Second Amendment is an anachronism that's no longer relevant today

By Thom Hartmann /  AlterNet October 2, 2017, 8:32 AM GMT

9 Reasons Trumps Tax Plan Will Hurt You

It's a scheme of the super-rich, by the super-rich, for the super-rich.

by David Cay Johnston | September 29, 2017

Donald Trump says his tax plan is “a revolutionary change, and the biggest winners will be the everyday American workers as jobs start pouring into our country, as companies start competing for American labor and as wages start going up at levels that you haven’t seen in many years.”

No, it’s not.

It’s just another con job from the most successful con artist in history.

Robert Reich: "Donald Trump Is No Longer President Of The United States"

by ursulafaw Oct. 01 2017

Former Labor Secretary and political pundit Robert Reich wrote an amazing post today on Facebook

Announcement: Donald Trump is no longer the president of the United States Oh sure, he has the title and he has the bully pulpit – from which he’s bullying everyone from NBA players to people protesting white supremacists to DACA kids. 

A GOP-sponsored bill finds more ways to starve traditional public schools.

The Trump administration’s push to privatize public education not only seeks to deprive traditional K-12 schools of billions in federal aid, but may greatly expand existing tax loopholes that already allow wealthy people and firms to make money on donating to private schools.

Governor Holcomb Supported 'Ban the Box' for Indiana's Public Jobs

Move Will Reduce Employment Barriers for 17% of Hoosiers

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