Republican strategist Stuart Stevens is known for advising key GOP campaigns like Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid. Now he has written a powerful mea culpa for the Washington Post, laying the blame for what he regards as President Trump’s failed response to the coronavirus pandemic squarely at the feet of all Republicans. Michel speaks with Stevens about all this and about his new book, “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump.”
Japan intends to build a hydrogen plant on the Moon by 2035. Proponents of the plan say that hydrogen will be produced there more cheaply than on Earth. RT America’s Faran Fronczak has the details for the News with Rick Sanchez.
Population ecology examines some of the factors which limit the growth of human, animal and plant populations in their natural environments; explains how man’s success in controlling his environment has affected the growth rate of the human population; and considers some of the problems related to the population explosion.
Sanders to Host ‘As Goes Texas, So Goes America’ Virtual Town Hall
Event Will Feature Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Sec. Julián Castro and Call for Massive Voter Turnout in Texas to Counter Trump’s Authoritarianism
September 29, 2020 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org BURLINGTON, Vt. – Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, and Sec. Julián Castro will host a virtual town hall Wednesday on how Democrats can build grassroots energy to win Texas in the presidential election and elect progressive candidates across the state. This is Sanders’ second virtual town hall focused on Texas in recent weeks.
In addition to Castro and O’Rourke, Sanders will be joined by congressional candidates Julie Oliver, Donna Imam and Mike Siegel, and José Garza, candidate for Travis County district attorney.
The town hall will be live-streamed at live.berniesanders.com and on Sanders’ social media pages.
Wednesday, September 30 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT As Goes Texas, So Goes America: A Virtual Town Hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Sec. Julián Castro
Washington Post columnists David Byler, E.J. Dionne Jr., Charles Lane, Ruth Marcus, Megan McArdle, Michele L. Norris, Alexandra Petri, Molly Roberts and Eugene Robinson react to the chaotic first presidential debate in Cleveland on Sept. 29, 2020. Read more: https://wapo.st/3jwgxcN
Our societies are intimately linked with and depend on biodiversity. Biodiversity is essential for people, including through its provision of nutritious food, clean water, medicines, and protection from extreme events. Biodiversity loss and the degradation of its contributions to people jeopardize progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and human wellbeing. The evidence of these connections is clear.
The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance of the relationship between people and nature. We are reminded that when we destroy and degrade biodiversity, we undermine the web of life and increase the risk of disease spillover from wildlife to people. Responses to the pandemic provide a unique opportunity for transformative change as a global community. An investment in the health of our planet is an investment in our own future.
The Summit will highlight the crisis facing humanity from the degradation of biodiversity and the urgent need to accelerate action on biodiversity for sustainable development. It will provide an opportunity for Heads of State and Government and other leaders to raise ambition for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework to be adopted at the 15th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2021. This framework, and its effective implementation, must put nature on a path to recovery by 2030 to meet the SDGs and realize the Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”.
As the pandemic lays bare social, legal, racial and financial injustice in America, it is vital to examine how the system got its start. Kurt Andersen is a best-selling author and journalist whose latest book examines the origins of America’s hyper-capitalism. He speaks with Walter Isaacson about the genesis and propagation of the system–and the need to take a step back.
During the first presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly criticized President Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 205,000 people in the United States — the highest death toll in the world. Trump mocked Biden for wearing a mask, while claiming that a vaccine would be available within weeks. “It was very bizarre,” says Marc Lamont Hill, author and professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University. “The idea of not erring on the side of caution is representative of the entire Trump administration’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis.”
Donald Trump and Joe Biden were asked about how to address racism during the first presidential debate held in Cleveland. While Biden expressed sympathy with victims of police brutality, President Trump insisted that most violence came from left-wing groups — a false claim ignoring that the vast majority of political violence in the U.S. comes from right-wing extremists, according to the FBI and others. Trump’s refusal to reckon with the issue “poses a real and grave threat to Black and Brown people in particular in our country who are often the victims of racial violence,” says Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. We also speak with Marc Lamont Hill, author and professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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