Category - Politics

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Cambridge Analytica and climate science denial
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Corruption is no vice for Pruitt and the GOP
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EPA tells employees to lie to you about climate science
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Anti-life GOP forcing states to comply with its laws of death
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These March for Our Lives kids impress me. The elders, not so much.

Cambridge Analytica and climate science denial

Cambridge Analytica and Climate Science Denial

Climate science denial is at the center of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

You know that Cambridge Analytica is facing accusations that it violated US election laws as well as misused the personal data of up to 50 million Americans. You may know that the Trump Campaign paid the company $6 million to target voters during the 2016 election.

You’re less likely to know that 17 other Republican political organizations run by such well-known figures as Sen. Ted Cruz and incoming national security advisor John Bolton spent another $16 million for the company’s advanced micro-targeting services.

You probably don’t know that Cambridge Analytica played an important role in Europe’s “Brexit” campaign.

What ties all these links together? As the DesmogUK demonstrates, the connection is “a climate science denial agenda that seeks to slash regulation, and line the pockets of those with a vested interest in fossil fuels.” Read More

Corruption is no vice for Pruitt and the GOP

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has drawn a lot of media attention for corruption in office. But David Roberts does an excellent job in explaining how tribalism is the root source of his power and popularity among conservatives, grimly concluding, “Pruitt will have a long and comfortable career in conservative politics, where corruption in service to tribe is no vice at all.” Read More

EPA tells employees to lie to you about climate science

EPA tells employees to lie about climate science

Rally opposing EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. Photo by Lorie Shaull via Flickr.

The EPA directed its employees last week to follow eight talking points about climate change in all their dealings with the public. These points follow the lies and distortions consistently spewed by climate science-denying administrator Scott Pruitt. The Associated Press contacted 15 climate scientists and published their reactions to several key statements in the memo: Read More

Anti-life GOP forcing states to comply with its laws of death

Anti-life GOP forcing states to comply with its laws of death

The anti-life GOP is cracking down on states that dare oppose its federal mandates.

Yes, you heard that right. The Republican Party portrays itself as favoring states rights over federal control. That is just another convenient lie told when it does not have control of the federal government. Read More

These March for Our Lives kids impress me. The elders, not so much.

The March for Our Lives was a powerful display of young people spearheading a major event that called dramatic attention to the gun violence that has killed so many schoolchildren.

And so the gun rights extremists had but one course of action: discredit, ridicule and lie about the young activists with impunity. Read More

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