Tag: Politics

Trump: America Will Pull Out of Paris Climate Accord

The United States, historically the largest contributor to global warming, will withdraw from the non-binding Paris Climate Agreement, President Trump announced Thursday (live stream available here). The United States formally signed onto the agreement in…

The Trump Administration Is Going After Birth Control Access

On Wednesday, Vox published a leaked draft of the regulation the Trump administration plans to use to gut the Obamacare contraception mandate – that is, the rule currently ensuring that most women’s insurance covers contraception…

Legal Pot in California: Everything We Know

With several states expanding marijuana legalization this year, many eyes are firmly fixed on California. Between the famed cannabis strains of the north, the rapidly moving edibles scene and the growing marijuana tech industry blazing…

Two Vile Names, One Sweetheart Deal: Goldman Bails Out Maduro

Who says two amoral and corrupt institutions with diametrically opposing ideologies can’t collaborate to sink even lower together? Goldman Sachs, infamous investment bank and symbol of international predatory capitalism, has made a devil’s bargain with…

Al Franken: The Happy Warrior

Last November, Al Franken had this great idea for a sketch. Bits still come to him, unbidden, all of these years after Saturday Night Live. He doesn’t do anything with them. At this stage in…

The Democrats Need a New Message

The story of Greg Gianforte, a fiend who just wiped out a Democrat in a congressional race about ten minutes after being charged with assaulting a reporter, is déjà vu all over again. How low…

6 Lessons From That WTF Montana Special Election

Not even “body slamming” a reporter – and getting charged with misdemeanor assault on the eve of the election – could keep Greg Gianforte from victory in Montana. On Thursday, the Republican with rap sheet…

Can New Jersey Go From Prohibition to Legal Pot?

In 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was shaking hands with constituents at a diner when Brian Wilson, a young father, approached the governor and demanded to know why Christie would deny his two-year-old daughter…

Trump’s Budget Could Accelerate the Opioid Crisis

Candidate Donald Trump tapped into the angst and fear gripping rural America. He promised out-of-work coal miners he’d get them their old jobs back, even if that’s likely impossible; told seniors and poor people he…