Politics

FDA Officially Belongs to Big Pharma With Senate Confirmation of Dr. Robert Califf

FDA Officially Belongs to Big Pharma With Senate Confirmation of Dr. Robert Califf

It is hard to believe only four senators opposed the confirmation of Robert Califf, who was approved Wednesday as the next Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner. Vocal opponent Bernie Sanders condemned the vote from the campaign trail. But where was Dick Durbin? Where were all the lawmakers who say they care about industry and Wall Street profiteers making money at the […]

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    Obama’s Shortlist to Replace Antonin Scalia

    Obama’s Shortlist to Replace Antonin Scalia

    Nearly 30 years ago, Antonin Scalia was approved by the Senate in a unanimous vote. Analysts are projecting a much tougher road for the next nominee. We look at four potential nominees: California Attorney General Kamala Harris, DC Circuit Judge Sri Srinivasan, Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford and Eighth Circuit Judge Jane Kelly. Here’s the […]

    Epic Battle Begins Over Scalia’s Vacant Supreme Court Seat

    Epic Battle Begins Over Scalia’s Vacant Supreme Court Seat

    Though first stopping to offer family and friends condolences after news broke on Saturday that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had unexpectedly passed away, the political world in the U.S. wasted no time in drawing the battle lines over the key who and when questions regarding the successor to the empty seat. Antonin Scalia (1936-2016) died […]

    Michael Moore: My New Movie Will Change America

    Michael Moore: My New Movie Will Change America

    Filmmaker Michael Moore is launching the national release of his new documentary today, which is said to be both his happiest and “most subversive” movie yet. In the film, Where to Invade Next, Moore travels to countries throughout Europe and also Tunisia to “pry loose from them the tools they’ve been using to make their countries happy, shiny places,” […]

    17 House Democrats Introduce ‘Keep It In the Ground Act’ to Prohibit New Fossil Fuel Extraction on Public Lands

    17 House Democrats Introduce ‘Keep It In the Ground Act’ to Prohibit New Fossil Fuel Extraction on Public Lands

    Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and 16 other members of Congress introduced today the Keep it in the Ground Act. If passed, the bill would reduce carbon emissions by permanently barring new fossil fuel leases on all federal public lands and in federal waters. Thank you @RepHuffman for introducing a bill to #keepitintheground & end fossil […]

    How Money in Politics Is Killing Rooftop Solar in Nevada

    How Money in Politics Is Killing Rooftop Solar in Nevada

    You may have noticed that the influence of corporate money in politics has become a hot issue on the campaign trail. All the candidates are talking about it, from Bernie Sanders to Ted Cruz. And Greenpeace has been chattering more than usual about it since we, along with more than 20 partners, launched a pledge […]

    Extreme Inequality = Economic Collapse

    Extreme Inequality = Economic Collapse

    By Dr. Sally Goerner John Fullerton‘s white paper, Regenerative Capitalism, lists eight principles critical to systemic economic health. The Capital Institute‘s research group, Research Alliance for Regenerative Economics (RARE), uses recent scientific advances—specifically, the physics of flow [1]—to create a logical and measurable explanation of how these principles work to make or break vitality in […]

    Noam Chomsky: The Biggest Problem We Face, Destruction of the Environment

    Noam Chomsky: The Biggest Problem We Face, Destruction of the Environment

    Does Noam Chomsky want to see Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders in the White House come November? Of the current crop of candidates, Chomsky believes Bernie Sanders would have the best policies—even though he may not be the socialist he proclaims he is. “Bernie Sanders may call himself a socialist, but he’s basically a New Dealer […]

    Sanders and Trump Steamroll the Establishment in New Hampshire

    Sanders and Trump Steamroll the Establishment in New Hampshire

    New Hampshire resoundingly rejected the two major party’s mainstream candidates in its presidential primary Tuesday, with Bernie Sanders decisively beating Hillary Clinton on the Democratic ticket and Donald Trump overwhelming a pack of governors and U.S. senators who cannot seem to stop him. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary […]