In New Mexico they are coming up with new standards for their textbooks. These are based on what are called the Next Generation Science Standards but the New Mexicans would like to make some changes to the Next Generation Science Standards which is a set of standards at a federal level.
Having a scientist who worked for the chemical industry now shaping policy on hazardous chemicals at the EPA I think is a huge big deal.
A new study out of the General Accounting Office (GAO) - arguably the least political part of the executive branch - found that millions of families with a worker earning the federal minimum wage are living in poverty.
"House Republicans To Vote On Loosening Restrictions On Gun Silencers After Las Vegas Shooting" - this from PoliticusUSA.
The Republicans - or apparently the Trump/Pence Republicans - have a new campaign: 'end birth control for American women'.
No, not making this up. This is a leaked memo.
What you're seeing here in my opinion is Mike Pence's influence on the the Republican ticket, on this administration.
A new study published in Science argues that we as a civilization need to move "rapidly" -- as in almost immediately -- towards a carbon emissions free future if we are to have any chance of holding off runaway global warming:
If there's one thing all Republican politicians are really good at, it's straight-up lying through their teeth about how their tax cuts for the rich are actually tax cuts for the middle-class.
Reagan did it, George W. Bush did it, and now that he's officially unveiled his own so-called tax reform plan, Donald Trump is doing it, too.
Conservatives supposedly hate freeloaders.
So why do they support right to work laws - which literally legalize freeloading?
Our nation's nine unelected monarchs on the Supreme Court are poised to deal yet another blow to organized labor.
Like an alcoholic family that won't discuss alcoholism (and proving Don Quixote's warning to never mention rope in the home of a man who's been hanged), far too many Americans are unwilling to acknowledge or even discuss the ongoing collapse of democracy in the United States.