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Six Degrees Of Trump Opposition. Many of the early struggles of Donald Trump’s presidency appear to be self-inflicted: a leader with little experience in government or politics, an administration with significant internal divides and a set of policy goals — such as rolling back the Affordable Care Act and blocking travelers to the United States from certain countries — that are complicated to execute.

Six Degrees Of Trump Opposition

The Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Donald Trump nominations list – New White House administration - Washington Post. Partnership for Public Service- Good Government Starts with Good People. The Long, Twisted, and Bizarre History of the Trump-Russia Scandal. Carlo Allegri; Klimentyev Mikhail; Carlos Barria; Kevin Lamarque; Monterey Herald; Sergei Karpukhin; Jim Loscalzo (via ZUMA) The Trump-Russia scandal—with all its bizarre and troubling twists and turns—has become a controversy that is defining the Trump presidency.

The Long, Twisted, and Bizarre History of the Trump-Russia Scandal

The FBI recently disclosed that since July it has been conducting a counterintelligence investigation into possible coordination between Trump associates and Russia, as part of its probe of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election. Citing "US officials," CNN reported that the bureau has gathered information suggesting coordination between Trump campaign officials and suspected Russian operatives. Each day seems to bring a new revelation—and a new Trump administration denial or deflection. It's tough to keep track of all the relevant events, pertinent ties, key statements, and unraveling claims.

January 1987: Intourist, the Soviet agency for international tourism, expresses interest in meeting with Trump. Debate: Defund Planned Parenthood. MIDWAY : trailer : a film by Chris Jordan. Science Explains Why Rich People Don't Care About You. This Is Why Rich People Don’t Care About You. Science shows poor people are more generous and wealth creates an 'empathy deficit' This intriguing video with UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner dispels many myths about the way humans are wired and explains the science behind empathy and kindness.

This Is Why Rich People Don’t Care About You

Despite many of us believing in social Darwinism (the mistaken view that survival of the fittest translates into being naturally selfish; the most ruthless of us will achieve better success etc), Keltner puts the record straight: Darwin never said those things. In fact, Darwin specifically came to the opposite conclusion, underlining compassion and empathy as key functions of a successful society or group. Keltner talks about how scientific studies are proving this to be true, and points out that we think about other people at least 40% of the time.

He goes on to explain how wealth affects our compassion levels, with some disturbing findings. Explainer: how much did climate change cost in the 20th century? From heatwaves to hurricanes, working out the dollar cost of climate change is a tough task.

Explainer: how much did climate change cost in the 20th century?

Often used by policymakers to weigh up the costs and benefits of tackling rising emissions, the topic is not without controversy. A recent study suggesting that human-caused climate change brought benefits in the 20th century offers a good starting point to explore a few of the issues that surround this fraught, complex topic.

The research, published in the journal Public Library of Science, claims the world has experienced a “significant drop” in estimated climate impacts “since the late 1990s” and that the tendency for models to ignore natural fluctuations, not caused by greenhouse gases, could be “biasing the estimates”. Carbon Brief » Clear on climate. 2 remarkable facts that illustrate solar power’s declining cost. About TreeHugger. TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.

About TreeHugger

Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. We publish an up to the minute blog, weekly and daily newsletters, and regularly updated Twitter and Facebook pages. TreeHugger is part of Narrative Content Group. Melissa Breyer With a background in food, science, art and design, Melissa has edited and written for national and international publications including The New York Times Magazine. How the Rich Ruin the Environment. The solution?

How the Rich Ruin the Environment

Curb overconsumption and overwork. The global wealthy may consume far more than the rest, but global consumption can’t be leveled out by bringing everyone up to even Western median levels; consumption in rich nations, even at relatively low levels of income, has to decline if we’re to achieve some measure of global equality. New online game allows kids to design their own energy-efficient city. © Plan It GreenFor those involved in engaging and educating our young clean energy leaders of tomorrow, another tool just got added to your workshop, thanks to a new online city-building game.

New online game allows kids to design their own energy-efficient city

Plan It Green allows players to create their own virtual cities and attempt to transform them into the most energy-efficient cities possible, earning points for energy production, eco-friendliness, and the happiness of the citizens of these digital domains. The free game aims to help young people better understand the energy systems available to us and what it takes to build a successful and sustainable community. Produced by National Geographic, GE, and the Center for Science as a part of the Connect! Transform the Future initiative, Plan It Green: The Big Switch is designed to increase youth awareness of our energy issues and then help players understand how to make more sustainable choices and build a model green city.

Start building a model green city of the future today at Plan It Green. Rich People, Poor People, and Environmental Concern: Evidence across Nations and Time. Sierra Club Home Page: Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet. Edf. Edible six-pack rings? Not so fast! You’ve probably seen the stories or video about “edible” six-pack rings being used by a brewery in Delray Beach, Fla.

Edible six-pack rings? Not so fast!

They’ve garnered tons of positive headlines. Imagine sea turtles happily munching away on plastic rings, instead of becoming entangled in them! Alive in the Sunshine. For as long as the environment has existed, it’s been in crisis.

Alive in the Sunshine

Nature has always been a focus of human thought and action, of course, but it wasn’t until pesticides and pollution started clouding the horizon that something called “the environment” emerged as a matter of public concern. In 1960s and 1970s America, dystopian images provoked anxiety about the costs of unprecedented prosperity: smog thick enough to hide skylines from view, waste seeping into suburban backyards, rivers so polluted they burst into flames, cars lined up at gas stations amid shortages, chemical weapons that could defoliate entire forests. Economists and ecologists alike forecasted doom, warning that humanity was running up against natural limits to growth, extinction crises, and population explosions. The 5 Biggest Threats To Humanity Exposed. These individuals and families are the real people behind our political corruption, our planet's destruction, and our economic enslavement.

The 5 Biggest Threats To Humanity Exposed

It's time the world learns their names. With attention squarely focused on the criminality of politicians, particularly that of the US presidential candidates, it’s easy to overlook the people really responsible for all this chaos. Much of the US’ political landscape for over a hundred years, and arguably long before, has been controlled by a small minority of wealthy families and individuals with a specific agenda. Through political and economic machinations over the years, these groups and their minions have funded both sides of wars and profited from them. Non-Objective Periodicals - News Media Resources - Research Guides at Georgia Institute of Technology.

From the Pace University Liberal, Conservative, Non-Partisan Periodicals Guide. Newspapers (editorial position) Liberal: New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post Conservative: Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Washington Times Non-Partisan: Christian Science Monitor, Chronicle of Higher Education Magazines Liberal: The Nation, Harper's, The Progressive, Monthly Review, Mother Jones, Dissent, American Prospect Conservative: National Review, The American Spectator, The New American, The American Conservative, The Weekly Standard.

How to Follow All This Trump News Without Going Crazy. If the Donald Trump administration does one thing well, it’s generate chaos and news. From the catastrophic rollout of the executive order restricting immigration to Trump’s endlessly strange and inflammatory remarks (this week he described Frederick Douglass as “somebody who’s done an amazing job and is recognized more and more”) to the dark story line of Steve Bannon’s apocalyptic worldview, it can be hard to simply keep up.

Things were bad enough back before social media, when during times of crisis it was easy to sit transfixed before hours upon hours of cable news. Now, though, things are much worse — just trying to keep up with each day’s torrent of awfulness feels like it incurs a serious psychological toll. An Open Letter To Media, On Trump. Dear Members of the Media, You keep saying this isn’t a normal political cycle, and you’re right. But, you keep covering it like it is one. The mainstream media finally figured out how to cover Trump’s lies. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Donald Trump is not on the cover of Time this week, and that must gall him. The president is the subject of the magazine’s cover story, the promise of which apparently persuaded him to grant it an exclusive interview. But instead of Trump’s visage, the cover features a single three-word question in bold red type: “Is Truth Dead?” News organizations need to stop broadcasting Sean Spicer’s press conferences live.

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images How should journalists cover people who lie routinely and brazenly, and whose plain goal is to delegitimize the traditional press as an institution? You’d have imagined by now that American journalists from major news organizations would have a strategy, given the Trump team’s habitual contempt for truth during the presidential campaign. But by the end of Day 2 of the Trump presidency, it was clear that the press corps—or at least the portion of it that covers the White House—is still groping for a way forward. Saturday’s triple spectacle was a lesson and a harbinger. On a day when millions of people took to the streets in America and across the globe in a wave of Women’s Marches to protest Trump’s misogyny, racism, corruption, and more, Trump and his press secretary, Sean Spicer, took to their podiums and shredded truth as they attacked journalism. US News World Report – Media Bias/Fact Checking.

How Trump’s immigration ban threatens health care, in 3 charts. We Beat the NRA and You Can, Too – Andrew Gillum – Medium. Last week, gun safety for Florida families finally prevailed over big gun lobbyists. When I was sued by the gun lobby — a lawsuit supported by the NRA in court with personal attacks lobbed by their former national President — I knew I was in for a fight. Interviews for Resistance: The March 8 Strike Is About Building Feminism for the 99% Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017, 11:07 am BY Sarah Jaffe Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University.

Lessons from the Successful Campaign to Defeat the Trump-Style Hate of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Join People Power. Indivisible Guide. Defend Local Solutions - #DefendLocal. Morning Digest: Don't wait around until 2018—there are tons of elections on the ballot this year. Gubernatorial. The Resistance: How to Defeat Donald Trump's Plot Against America. Resisting the Trump Agenda: Our Five-Point Plan. We are at a critical and terrifying moment for economic justice organizing. With the election of far-right Donald Trump and an incoming veto-proof Republican majority in the Pennsylvania Senate, we at Philadelphia Jobs with Justice are preparing for an unprecedented assault on our rights in our workplaces and our communities.

People Are Faxing Their Senators Up To 300 Times An Hour. On Feb. 1, Alaska Sen. 6 Reasons Why Resisting Trump Is Not Enough: Here's How We Might Be Able to Save Our Democracy. Photo Credit: Michael Vadon / Flickr. ‘All Resistance Is Local’: A Plan of Progressive Action for the Trump Years. Dick Meyer: Resisting Trump: What would Winston do? Donate to the ACLU. Takeaction. Sick of money corrupting politics? Here are 3 ways to fight back. Hashtag #GrabYourWallet sur Twitter. The Official #GrabYourWallet Boycott List of Companies that Do Business with and/or Back the Trump Family. Onwards. ACLU Launches Massive Local Resistance To Trump's Agenda. ‘All Resistance Is Local’: A Plan of Progressive Action for the Trump Years. The Reform Alliance. These are the new symbols of hate. Robert Reich (HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR UNCLE BOB   In preparation...) Inequality Media. The Gray Rock Method of Dealing With Psychopaths — How to Deal With 2016 Despair.

How Should You Respond to a Racist Comment? Resisting Despair: Speaking Truth in the Face of Trump. Responding to racism. Sanctuary Cities and States Protecting Illegal Aliens in the United States - Arkansas. Electoral college reform by direct election of the President. What Is An Executive Order, Executive Action And Memorandum?

How About an Election Without Polls? Liberal watchdog group to sue Trump, alleging he violated constitutional ban. Trump Muslim Ban Executive Order Violated Executive Order About Executive Orders. The top 10 amendments that haven't made it (yet) Beyond the Electoral College: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote. National Popular Vote Interstate Compact - Wikipedia. How to Do Away With the Electoral College System (Short of a Constitutional Amendment) 6 Petitions To Change The Electoral College That You Can Sign Right Now. David Frum: Remove Trump Using Article 25 Of The Constitution :-O.

A political scientist explains why there’s no reason to keep the Electoral College. CCA - Facilities List - Facilities List. Sorry, I Can't Give Trump a Chance. I’m a Coastal Elite From the Midwest: The Real Bubble is Rural America. FACT CHECK: Donald Trump's Plan For His First 100 Days As President. Breaking Free of Trump's Trap on Trade and Jobs. Donald Trump: A One-Man Constitutional Crisis. Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue. Third District of Arkansas. Opinion - Opinionator - The New York Times. Momentum Grows for a General Strike: Will Various Groups Come Together? These ‘patriots’ want to protect the Constitution…by any means necessary. Everything you ever wanted to know about the U.S. foreign assistance budget - Washington Post. Science Connected. Robert Reich: 5 ways Trump’s “news conference” wasn’t a news conference.

How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind – The Coffeelicious – Medium. What Is Populism? After Donald Trump Wins Election, Obama Warns Of Global Division. How to Distance yourself from a Facebook friend without Unfriending. Expanding the horizon of AP US history– the useful, the strange, and the intersection of the two. This is the home of Scoop's APUSH classes at PHS– the smartest kids in the world! The Trace - A new source of reporting and insight about guns in America. - The Trace. The Politics of Gender – Documenting news and events related to the politics of gender. Robert Reich: We Must Learn to Ignore Trump’s “Alternative Facts”

Forbes Welcome. No, Trump Didn't Ban US Funds From Paying For Overseas Abortions - BuzzFeed News. Scientists Conclude Fluoride Causes Hypothyroidism Leading To Depression, Weight Gain, And Worse… 2016: the year Magic broke into Politics. Fake News. Education.

GODS & RADICALS – A Site of Beautiful Resistance. The Right & The Unnecessariat.