On June 18, a landmark event begins in San Francisco Superior Court. It is the first case to go to trial involving an individual suing Monsanto over its alleged concealing that glyphosate, the active ingredient in its Roundup product, causes cancer.
The bipartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) just handed the Trump administration a big win in its plans to take a machete to the successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In a May 21 report to Congress, it approved plans to cut over $7 billion from its planned budget.
On May 3, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers sent a letter to the White House saying they want tougher fuel efficiency requirements for cars and that “climate change is real”. That letter, just released publicly on May 21, raises an important question. If the car makers don’t want it, why is Trump insisting on relaxing auto efficiency standards?
A sobering message from John Whitehead for graduates and just about any other American.
In an election marked by one of the worst turnouts in years, President Nicolás Maduro won his reelection bid by a landslide on May 20. This was despite him having proven he has been unable to make progress in solving virtually any of the country’s problems.