Everyone enjoying a healthy relationship with reality knows at least three things about climate change - (1) it's real, (2) it's happening far more rapidly than anyone had anticipated, with devastating consequences, and (3) our only hope of staving off ever-worsening impacts (including, quite possibly, our own species' extinction) is to radically reduce the emission … Continue reading Do Trump and Fellow Fossil Fuel Fanatics Have a Death Wish?
Virtually buried under the avalanche of stories on the post-Trump-Putin summit fallout is this gem by journalist Somini Sengupta in today's New York Times - Summers are becoming so hot in South Asia that people are already dying in big numbers, and soon cities may be too hot to remain livable for hundreds of millions … Continue reading “Russia, Russia, Russia,” but hardly a big media mention of building climate catastrophe
Are you sleeping more peacefully now that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un seem to have fallen into a hot and heavy bromance? The president says you should be. Why? Mainly because he has dictator Kim fantasizing now about a Trump Tower on one of his beaches, so Kim surely won't want to think about … Continue reading The North Korean ‘Summit’ was just plain bizarre
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's "proud" to have joined a group of Republican governors supporting the nomination of President Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize. And the president's great contribution to peace? His "firm stance against nuclearization, coupled with his willingness to engage one-on-one with Pyongyang, has succeeded in opening new avenues of cooperation, … Continue reading Trump nominated for a peace prize – What are these governors smoking?
The president is running scared. How better to explain the erratically raging tweet-storms on criminal immigrants, Amazon and other "stupid" businesses, NAFTA trade deficits, and, of course, the fake-news-loving, enemy-of-the-people media? A lot is riding on the outcome of the November mid-term elections. If the Senate flips to a Democratic majority, a real possibility, it … Continue reading As elections approach, expect more craziness from Trump
Clearly, my closing remarks at last month's NASW conference in Biloxi thumped some hot buttons, in fans and detractors alike. I'm told that no session has ever generated as much juice, and reactions - direct and indirect - are still rolling in. Reflecting the extraordinary political divide in the U.S. today, some would like me … Continue reading Pushing buttons
When the administration starts banning scientific terminology, the "truth" can be whatever the regime says it is.
Cuts to taxes and state social services? Social workers aren't happy - and Mississippians will suffer.
The ACA repeal will ultimately mean higher premiums for everyone and free up billions in subsidies for corporations.
When the tax-cut plan inevitably goes bust, look for austerity in the form of rollbacks to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.