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There is a Russian Asset in the White House

From Peggy Backman:   It’s really quite simple.  

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Background Checks for all Gun Sales

Washington has finally noticed that 97% of Americans favor passage of comprehensive background checks for all gun sales. A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives – 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans – just introduced a universal background check bill.  H.R. 8 … Continue reading

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Carbon Dividends: 2 New Proposals

(1) Carbon Dividend Talking Points. (From James Ewing) In November 2018, three Republicans and three Democrats in the House of Representatives led by Congressman Deutch (D-FL) proposed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (“Deutch proposal”—HR7173), the first bipartisan carbon … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Real about Climate Change

Carbon emissions rose sharply in the US in 2018.  We are now talking about a likely 3 degree global temperature rise by 2100, beyond the point of no return.  Just look at the predicted effect on major cities worldwide.  Miami … Continue reading

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“I am a Tariff Man” and Credit for the Stock Market

  US stock markets fell sharply on Tuesday as investors lost faith in a trade truce between the US and China that had been negotiated by Donald Trump at last week’s G20 summit.   On September 8th, 2018 I wrote: … Continue reading

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Fair Elections for New York   New Yorkers deserve a responsive, accountable government. Voter turnout in New York is among the lowest in the nation, due in part to antiquated procedures for registration and voting that discourage participation. And our campaign finance system favors … Continue reading

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Children of Yemen

Credit: Giles Clarke for The New York Times Heartbreaking story by Nikolas Kristoff in the NYT: End This Shameful War. The lead picture represents Abrar Ibrahim, a 12-year-old girl in Yemen who weighs just 28 pounds. Right now in Yemen, … Continue reading

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