Monthly Archives: April 2017

NY Times’ new columnist: Global warming can’t be serious if activists have kids

The New York Times’ indefensible hire of a climate denier keeps getting worse. After hyping itself as antidote to fake news, New York Times hires extreme climate denier New columnist Bret Stephens dismisses as “imaginary” the climate reality routinely reported by … Continue reading

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New amendment to GOP health bill effectively allows full elimination of community rating, exposing sick to higher premiums

Brookings Institute Matthew FiedlerThursday, April 27, 2017 In recent weeks, the Trump Administration and House Republicans have been engaged in negotiations aimed at resurrecting the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Last night, the House Rules Committee posted an amendment to … Continue reading

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Schneiderman Pledges Renewable Energy, Affordable Housing in State of the Town Address

East End Beacon Posted by Beth Young • April 27, 2017 • Top Stories • Add Comment Jay Schneiderman Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman pledged to work to make sure all the town’s electrical energy generation comes from renewable sources … Continue reading

Posted in Air Pollution, climate change, Environment, Southampton | 1 Comment

Climate March Comes to Sag Harbor

East End Beacon Posted by Beth Young • April 29, 2017 • Top Stories • Add Comment As the procession began down the sidewalk of Sag Harbor’s Main Street Saturday afternoon. As more than 100,000 people gathered in Washington, DC for … Continue reading

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Trump names anti-abortion leader Yoest to top HHS post

Posted in Politico   By RACHANA PRADHAN | 04/28/17 10:32 AM EDT | Updated 04/28/17 03:03 PM EDT   President Donald Trump on Friday said he would name one of the most prominent anti-abortion activists in the country to a top … Continue reading

Posted in American Health Care Act, Health Care, Planned Parenthood | 1 Comment

Long-time Iowa farm cartoonist fired after creating this cartoon

Published in Orazz.con Rick Friday has been giving farmers a voice and a laugh every Friday for two decades through his cartoons in Farm News. Now the long-time Iowa farm cartoonist tells KCCI that he has been fired. Friday announced … Continue reading

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Republicans Don’t Want to Eat Their Own Dog Food

Posted on Mother Earth KEVIN DRUM  APR. 26, 2017 11:24 AM In case you missed it in last night’s post because I kind of buried it, the latest Republican amendment to their health care bill allows states to opt out of Obamacare’s … Continue reading

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