Last Friday, while the mainstream media were focused on Trump’s press secretary excluding reporters from a briefing, Trump was making real news: signing an executive order smoothing the way for cutting most federal regulations, jeopardizing public health and safety.
A bipartisan health law that was recently passed ostensibly makes it easier for patients to get access to potentially helpful new drugs. But experts warn there could be serious side effects.
With draconian budget cuts, behavior causing committed staff to leave, and the passage of laws that would make it impossible for an agency to function under any administration, are Trump and Congress trying to destroy the Environmental Protection Agency?
State Department employees appear to be losing a valuable free speech right in existence since the days of the Vietnam War under the new Trump regime. Since 1971, the agency has permitted State Department staff to express dissenting views on policies without fear of retaliation. These “dissent memos” often are taken seriously by State Department Read More
The political reporters at President-elect Donald Trump’s news conference on Jan. 11 were so focused on Russia and conflicts of interest that they missed a true nugget of news. Early into his press conference, Donald Trump said something that sent drug stocks into a tailspin, and made pharmaceutical executives cringe. He first complained that too Read More
The new House rules changes may seem harmless, but they make the House less transparent and can be used to intimidate citizens and federal workers.
Advocates who want Congress to do more to protect public health and safety, the environment, and our financial system, are gearing up for a tough four years. But new polling offers them some hope for the battles ahead.
Using a dubious strategy, a major law firm is trying to hamstring Greenpeace and other environmental groups on behalf of a paper manufacturer. If the ploy succeeds, it would have a chilling effect on free speech.
Europeans worry that increased hate speech and harassment after Trump’s victory will destabilize US security.
European election observers criticized that millions of voters are excluded from the process and that local laws help suppress the vote. The election itself, however, was run cleanly with just some glitches.
Just a few weeks ago, the two massive trade deals President Barack Obama wants to complete before leaving office looked to be in trouble. But in politics, never count out anything on the wish list of multinational corporations.