Would You Rather Be Born Smart or Rich? (2) What the 1% Don't Want You to Know. (2) Endnote 3: The Origins of Conservatism. (2) How American CEOs got so rich. Choice page. White House, EPA headed off chemical pollution study. Scott Pruitt’s EPA and the White House sought to block publication of a federal health study on a nationwide water-contamination crisis, after one Trump administration aide warned it would cause a "public relations nightmare," newly disclosed emails reveal.
The intervention early this year — not previously disclosed — came as HHS' Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry was preparing to publish its assessment of a class of toxic chemicals that has contaminated water supplies near military bases, chemical plants and other sites from New York to Michigan to West Virginia. Story Continued Below The study would show that the chemicals endanger human health at a far lower level than EPA has previously called safe, according to the emails. Official Trailer HD. Reduced Analytic and Actively Open-Minded Thinking Help to Explain the Link between Belief in Fake News and Delusionality, Dogmatism, and Religious Fundamentalism by Michael Bronstein, Gordon Pennycook, Adam Bear, David G. Rand, Tyrone Cannon.
Costly medicines and pus in milk: a Brexit trade deal that’ll make you sick. Scott Pruitt: EPA Chief Faces Mounting Scrutiny For Ethics Violations. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing investigations into his use of taxpayer funds for security and travel along with scrutiny of his ties to industry lobbyists.
Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing investigations into his use of taxpayer funds for security and travel along with scrutiny of his ties to industry lobbyists. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is fending off multiple accusations that he misused taxpayer funds and maintained improper ties to companies regulated by the EPA.
The scrutiny began months ago — the EPA Office of Inspector General started investigating Administrator Scott Pruitt's travel expenses in August 2017, after reports that he spent thousands of dollars on first-class plane tickets and a 24/7 security detail. How rich are the rich? If only you knew. “If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.”
Actor and comedian Chris Rock made this astute statement during a 2014 interview with New York magazine, referring to the yawning gap between rich and poor. In so doing, he stumbled upon a key challenge in the study of inequality. What’s the best way to measure it? Most inequality studies have focused on income – measures of which are widely available. MI: Energy department adviser assures US coal industry he's 'here to help' A top assistant to U.S.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry reassured the West Virginia coal industry the department has efforts underway to aid the sector, including a follow-up to a failed effort to provide greater financial support to coal-fired and nuclear power plants. President Donald Trump's administration wants to continue a broad rollback of regulations, special adviser Doug Matheney said. The former Count on Coal advocate, now in the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, said that as a former coal miner and county commissioner, he has seen first-hand what happens to a community when a coal mine closes.
"The good news is I'm with the federal government and I'm here to help," he said Jan. 31 at the West Virginia Mining Symposium in Charleston, W.Va. "I went to Washington, D.C., for one purpose and that was to help create coal jobs in the United States. The comments echo similar remarks made by U.S. Trump administration plan would widely expand drilling in U.S. continental waters. A boat with the nonprofit Clean Seas deploys a boom to contain an oil spill in 2015 north of Goleta, Calif.
About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline. (David McNew/Getty Images) The Trump administration unveiled a controversial proposal Thursday to permit drilling in most U.S. continental-shelf waters, including protected areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic, where oil and gas exploration is opposed by governors from New Jersey to Florida, nearly a dozen attorneys general, more than 100 U.S. lawmakers and the Defense Department. Under the proposal, only one of 26 planning areas in the Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean would be off limits to oil and gas exploration, according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
He said the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management has identified 47 potential areas where industry companies can buy leases between 2019 and 2024, when the proposed period would begin and end. business. On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming. It was a typical November day in New York City.
Vlerick research: Overpaid CEOs may worsen corporate performance. Pakistanis often complain that they are ruled by Allah, America, and the army.
Top CEOs Make 271 Times More Than the Average American. Top CEOs Make 271 Times More Than the Average American According to one report, Les Moonves of CBS was the second-highest paid CEO in America in 2016.
Over 6 Million Americans Own 10 or More Guns. After Thursday’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College claimed ten lives in Roseburg, Oregon, officials revealed that Christopher Harper Mercer, the gunman behind the attack, had owned a stockpile of 14 firearms.
The number elicited shock from the gunman’s father live on CNN: “How was he able to compile that kind of arsenal?” Ian Mercer asked. But as it turns out, owning ten or more firearms isn’t all that uncommon: According to a forthcoming study of gun ownership conducted by Harvard researchers, more than six million Americans already do. GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class. The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique.
It is the heart of the American dream. Why the Trump Era Won't Pass Without Serious Damage to America. "Here is hope. Even if 40 percent of Americans have gone to the dark side, there are still so many people who are good and decent and self-sacrificing and who will continue to fight for a just society," writes Neal Gabler. (US Map by Mina De La O/Getty Images) Sad to say, this will be my last column for billmoyers.com, where I have written for the past two years. Sinclair's vast media merger threatens democratic ideals. Congress must fight it. Many liberals and progressives fear that Sinclair Broadcast Group’s attempt to buy Tribune Media will result in a new, all-powerful, Trump-aligned national TV network and deepen the conservative movement’s existing dominance of radio.
To be sure, Sinclair’s existing programming is to the right of Fox News. But this is not the right reason to challenge the deal. Neither liberals nor conservatives should allow the government to approve or disapprove of media mergers based on the corporation’s political ideology. The right reason to oppose this deal is that Sinclair’s size and market dominance already threatens the open marketplace of ideas upon which our democracy depends. Does The Republican Tax Bill Include a Loophole Benefitting Golf Course Owners? The Republican-sponsored Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a deduction benefitting golf course owners. Even before it passed the House and headed to Senate on 16 November 2017, criticism mounted around one provision retained as part of in the Republican-sponsored Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Though it is true the deduction in question benefits golf course owners like President Donald Trump, it precedes his administration.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which passed in the House in a 222-209 vote, retains a tax deduction allowing course owners — like the president’s Trump Foundation — to claim a deduction by allotting a portion of their property toward conservation purposes. Republican Sen. Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House. The Kodiak Kickback: the quiet payoff for an Alaska senator in the Senate health bill.
Buried in Senate Republicans’ new health care bill is a provision to throw about $1 billion at states where premiums run 75 percent higher than the national average. Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions. Trump Aides Recruited Businessmen to Devise Options for Afghanistan - The New York Times. Jared Kushner Tried and Failed to Get a Half-Billion-Dollar Bailout From Qatar. Not long before a major crisis ripped through the Middle East, pitting the United States and a bloc of Gulf countries against Qatar, Jared Kushner’s real estate company had unsuccessfully sought a critical half-billion-dollar investment from one of the richest and most influential men in the tiny nation, according to three well-placed sources with knowledge of the near transaction.
Sanders's report on Trump's infrastructure package. In the Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, the Koch Brothers’ Campaign Becomes Overt. Facebook. The GOP of 2017 is the most extreme party coalition since the Civil War. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Republican Party in 2017 isn’t an ordinary political party.
Trump's Taiwan phone call preceded by hotel development inquiry. Corporations Are Pouring Millions into Local Ballot Fights - BillMoyers.com. Koch Brothers Attempt to Kill Single-Payer Health Care in Colorado. Buying the War: How Big Media Failed Us - BillMoyers.com. ANNOUNCER (March 6, 2003): Ladies and Gentlemen: the President of the United States.
How One Organization Unravels Some of the Mystery of Campaign Finance. Clueless about income inequality. Truth Behind Tax Day: Where Your Taxes Go. Does Giving Money to the Rich Actually Help the Economy? Republicans’ Baseless Abortion Investigation. The best predictor of Trump support isn't income, education, or age. It's authoritarianism. 2016 campaign finance: How the Koch network rivals the GOP. Sheldon Adelson Bets It All. Money Men Say, Voters Move Over, It's Not Your Election! - BillMoyers.com. 'Hidden History' Of Koch Brothers Traces Their Childhood And Political Rise. Koch money at WCU remains under scrutiny. Amid federal gridlock, lobbying rises in the states. Abortion Witch Hunt. Weight of Chains.