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  • Megyn Kelly: 'So many reporters ... completely biased against Trump, it’s absurd'

    09/22/2017 9:33:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joe Concha
    NBC's Megyn Kelly said in an interview that "there are so many reporters who are completely biased against Trump, it’s absurd," but also noted doesn’t change the fact that he puts them in a dangerous place by targeting them." Kelly's interview with published Friday comes as her new 9:00 a.m. ET program "Megyn Kelly Today" is set to launch on NBC as the third hour of "The Today Show" on Monday. The 46-year-old former attorney also believes reporters are being roped into personal battles with President Trump instead of staying "on the sidelines where they belong." "It’s not the...
  • Climate optimism has been a disaster. We need a new language – desperately

    09/21/2017 8:05:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Ellie Mae O'Hagan
    ... Climate change is both too near and too far for us to be able to internalise: too near because we make it worse with every minute act of our daily lives; too far because until now it has been something that affects foreign people in foreign countries, or future versions of ourselves that we can only conceive of ephemerally. It’s not surprising, then, that some years ago climate activists switched to a message of optimism. They listened to studies that showed optimism was more galvanising than despair, and they began to talk about hope, empowerment, and success stories. They...
  • Entitled drivers are getting in the way of California’s climate change efforts

    09/20/2017 6:56:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 20, 2017 | Times Editorial Board
    For all the talk in California about leading the world in fighting global warming and resisting President Trump’s climate-denial agenda, the state faces one powerful obstacle that limits its environmental activism: Touch their cars and Californians will revolt. Any effort that limits, constrains or makes driving one’s car more expensive or inconvenient — no matter how civic-minded the proposal — is immediately controversial in California, and often a nonstarter. Getting between Californians and their cars can spell the end of a political career. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council have committed to help slow climate change and...
  • Editorial: Really? Trump’s plan is to wipe out 25 million people?

    09/19/2017 2:44:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 97 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 19, 2017 | Editorial Board
    Even by President Donald Trump’s standards of aggressive bombast and hyperbole, his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday was a stunner. He overtly threatened to wipe out North Korea, a country of 25 million people. Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong Un have been trash-talking for some time now about North Korea’s aggressive pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. But Trump raised the ante in his U.N. speech when he said that the “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself.” Just prior to that statement Trump said, “The United States has great strength and patience,...
  • ANALYSIS: Trump launches rhetorical rockets at United Nations

    09/19/2017 12:31:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | September 19, 2017 | by Rick Klein
    Making American great again, in the view of the man who made that phrase a campaign slogan, means making the world understand that America is redefining the way it is seeking out that greatness. That means absorbing the boasts, name-calling, and contradictions embedded in President Trump’s first address to the United Nations. In a speech aimed at his own base as much as anything else, Trump delivered harsh warnings as well as complaints aimed at Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and Islamic terrorists. What the United Nations has not been about is such explicit tough-guy talk, reminiscent of Trump campaign rallies...
  • After Self-Reflection, Journalists Discover They’ve Been Too Critical Of … Democrats

    09/19/2017 11:56:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 19, 2017 | By David Harsanyi
    Journalism is in crisis. After some much-needed self-examination, however, reporters are finally beginning to figure out why many Americans are souring on their industry: They’ve been too critical of the Democratic Party. The trend was evident in 2016, when media outlets decided to focus on Hillary Clinton’s corruption, favor trading, and subsequent cover-up attempts. As any journalism professor could tell you, the purpose of reporting is to answer basic questions, like Who? What? When? Where? Why? And does this story help bolster the chances of the Democratic Party’s candidate or not? New York Times reporter Amy Chozick, who covered Clinton...
  • Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions.

    09/19/2017 6:25:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 19, 2017 | By JUSTIN GILLIS
    We know. Global warming is daunting. So here’s a place to start: 17 often-asked questions with some straightforward answers. 1. Climate change? Global warming? What do we call it? Both are accurate, but they mean different things. 2. How much is the Earth heating up? Two degrees is more significant than it sounds. 3. What is the greenhouse effect? We’ve known about it for more than a century. Really. 4. How do we know humans are responsible for the increase in carbon dioxide? This one is nailed down. 5. Could natural factors be the cause of the warming? Nope. 6....
  • There have been protests in St. Louis for four days, but Trump hasn’t acknowledged them

    09/18/2017 2:47:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Eugene Scott
    This is the fourth day of protests in St. Louis after the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who had been charged with murder in the shooting of a black driver, and President Trump still hasn't said anything. He found time Sunday to retweet a GIF of himself hitting his 2016 presidential rival in the back with a golf ball, a projection of his estimated value to Twitter (approximately $2 billion) and a cartoon showing him literally bringing jobs back to the United States from overseas. But he has yet to comment — on Twitter or otherwise...
  • Next wave of EPA science advisers could include those who question climate change

    09/18/2017 8:43:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis
    People who have questioned aspects of mainstream climate research appear on a list of 132 possible candidates for positions on EPA’s influential Science Advisory Board, which the agency has opened for public comment until September 28. One candidate believes more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will “confer great benefits upon future inhabitants of the globe” by driving plant growth. Another has said of the climate change debate that “scare tactics and junk science are used to secure lucrative government contracts.” Five candidates have challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s own science on the warming of the planet in court. But the...
  • Why the wiring of our brains makes it hard to stop climate change

    09/18/2017 8:35:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 17, 2017 | by David G. Victor, Nick Obradovich and Dillon Amaya
    Houston has barely begun to dry out from Hurricane Harvey, and Florida faces a massive rebuilding effort after the Irma catastrophe. These two storms, among the most powerful in American history, are typical of the extreme weather events that are likely to become more common as the planet warms. So why isn’t the public heeding scientists and demanding climate action by politicians that could help deal with these destructive extremes? You can point fingers at the influence of fossil fuel companies, at misinformation from climate deniers and at political obstructionism, notably from a fragmented Republican party. But a much deeper...
  • The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our Behavior

    09/18/2017 8:11:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 18, 2017 | by Justin Gillis
    As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast, few people in that state seemed to understand the nature of the looming danger. Experts pleaded with the public ahead of the storm that “the most dangerous aspect of this hurricane may be days of rainfall and associated flooding.” Now we know how events in Texas turned out. Dr. Shepherd and his colleagues have spent their careers issuing a larger warning, one that much of the public still chooses to ignore. I speak, of course, about the risks of climate change. Because of atmospheric emissions from human activity, the ocean waters...
  • Climate deniers play politics with looming natural disasters

    09/11/2017 12:59:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 11, 2017 | by David Horsey
    When the intensifying effect of climate change was brought into the news coverage of Hurricane Harvey, some conservatives objected. They said it was horrid that the “liberal media” was politicizing a disaster that had upended so many people’s lives. Now, the same complaints will probably be raised in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Well, the climate change issue definitely has been politicized, but most of that exploitation for political purposes has been done by the fossil fuel industries, their mouthpieces in the right-wing media and their minions among Republican elected officials. Climate change deniers from President Trump to Rush Limbaugh...
  • Tears, Anger and a Promise to Fight Back as Trump Ends DACA

    09/05/2017 2:29:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | September 5, 2017 | by SUZANNE GAMBOA and SANDRA LILLEY
    There were tears, anger and anxiety as dozens of immigrants, supporters and allies gathered in front of the White House on Tuesday, chanting, singing and brandishing signs to protest President Donald Trump's short-circuiting of a program that lets young immigrants stay and work in the U.S. Andrea A., 25, a recipient of the program, known as DACA, was too fearful to give her full last name. "I'm scared because I don't know what will happen to me and my future, like school-wise," said Andrea, who is attending the Chamberlain School of Nursing, in Virginia. "I don't know what's going to...
  • The New York Daily News bought by publisher Tronc for $1

    09/05/2017 1:27:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 5, 2017
    The New York Daily News, which bills itself as "New York's Hometown Newspaper," has been acquired by newspaper publisher Tronc. The deal was struck for $1 and the assumption of pension and operational liabilities, according to The Chicago Tribune, which is owned by Tronc. The sale price is 50 cents less than the Sunday edition of the newspaper and matches the weekday newsstand price of $1 per copy. In 1993, real estate magnate Mort Zuckerman bought it for $36 million. The newspaper's liabilities may exceed $30 million, The New York Times said. Chicago-based Tronc (TRNC), which also publishes the Los...
  • Editorial: Harvey should be a warning to Trump that climate change is a global threat

    08/30/2017 9:32:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 30, 2017 | Times Editorial Board
    How refreshing it is when the president directs our attention to the words of experts — people who ascertain facts, study the issues, dissect the causes of problems, and put their biases and suppositions aside to figure out solutions. If Trump himself were to consult the experts — such as, you know, climate scientists — he would learn that global warming is real. He’d also learn that although warming did not cause Hurricane Harvey, it certainly makes such storms stronger, more unpredictable and quicker to intensify. As difficult as it might be for someone so incapable of introspection and reevaluation,...
  • The Relationship Between Hurricanes and Climate Change

    08/25/2017 9:34:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 25, 2017 | By JOHN SCHWARTZ
    The relationship between hurricanes and climate change is not simple. Some things are known with growing certainty. Others, not so much. The most recent draft of a sweeping climate science report pulled together by 13 federal agencies as part of the National Climate Assessment suggested that the science linking hurricanes to climate change was still emerging. Looking back through the history of storms, “the trend signal has not yet had time to rise above the background variability of natural processes,” the report states. Temperatures have been rising, and theory and computer modeling suggest an increase in storm intensity in a...
  • Editorial: A little scary, a lot misleading

    08/23/2017 1:06:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 23, 2017 | Editorial
    Former National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper Jr. may have put it best when — appearing on CNN after Donald Trump’s dyspeptic, disjointed, disgraceful pep rally — he questioned the president’s fitness for office and whether he’s “looking for a way out.” What if, Mr. Clapper wondered in his most sobering assessment, a president capable of such a “downright scary and disturbing” performance before cheering supporters decides to use nuclear weapons against North Korea? “There’s actually very little to stop him,” the career intelligence professional observed. What made President Trump’s speech so frightening that Mr. Clapper is thinking about nuclear...
  • Trump’s vicious attack on the media shows one thing clearly: He’s running scared

    08/23/2017 12:52:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 23, 2017 | By Margaret Sullivan, Media Columnist
    As with so much about President Trump, his Phoenix rally on Tuesday night was two contradictory things: both shocking and completely predictable. Shocking because it was the most sustained attack any president has made on the news media. And predictable because this is exactly what Trump does when he’s in trouble. He finds an enemy and punches as hard as he can. Make no mistake, he is in trouble. With a special prosecutor breathing down his neck and even once-loyal Breitbart News turning on him, Trump is, according to one new poll, at the lowest point of his presidency. Never...
  • GOP has paid $1.3M to Trump-owned entities this year

    08/23/2017 9:34:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Day ^ | August 23, 2017 | By Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy
    The Republican National Committee paid the Trump International Hotel in Washington $122,000 last month after the party held a lavish fundraiser at the venue in June, the latest example of how GOP political committees are generating a steady income stream for President Trump's private business, new Federal Election Commission records show. At least 25 congressional campaigns, state parties and the Republican Governors Association have together spent more than $473,000 at Trump hotels or golf resorts this year, according to a Washington Post analysis of campaign finance filings. Trump's companies collected an additional $793,000 from the RNC and the president's campaign...
  • Trump revisits his Charlottesville comments in angry speech

    08/23/2017 8:10:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 23, 2017 | by Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press
    <p>President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that "our movement is about love." Then he erupted in anger.</p> <p>He blamed the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to violence at a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists. And he shouted that he had "openly called for healing, unity and love" in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and had simply been misrepresented in news coverage.</p>