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Trump’s climate rollback could cost taxpayers billions

Climate change will harm more than just the environment — it will be an economic disaster. Climate change is not just an environmental problem; it’s an economic problem, as well. The consequences of climate change — more intense precipitation events, longer and more destructive wildfire seasons, increased risk of drought or flooding, sea level …

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<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Climate Changes

What We’re Following Power Plans: President Trump signed a highly anticipated executive order on climate today. The two biggest effects: The EPA will rewrite (and roll back) Obama-era regulations like the Clean Power Plan, and government agencies will no longer need to account for climate change while reporting on a …

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Black Female Theologian Takes Reconciliation Beyond Race

(Image: iStock/digitalskillet) The other day, I spoke with Christena Cleveland, a black female theologian (I didn’t know they existed) and associate professor of the Practice of Reconciliation at Duke University’s School of Divinity. You may have heard of racial reconciliation, a desperately needed movement in the church, which has historically …

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The Impact of Trump’s Anti-Muslim Immigration Ban is Huge

(Image: iStock.com/Juanmonino) President Trump’s asserts that the travel and entry ban is not anti-Muslim, it’s “anti-terror,” but it’s the same type of poorly disguised discrimination. The court has struck down similar bans that were “drawn against a background of racial and economic tension.” University of Illinois labor and employment relations …

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GOP congressman explains why people don’t need paid family leave, leaves ‘Morning Joe’ speechless

“I don’t think the government should be forcing that.” CREDIT: MSNBC/SCreenshot On Tuesday morning’s Morning Joe, host Mika Brzezinski welcomed House Freedom Caucus member Raul Labrador (R-ID) to discuss the failure of the Republican health care plan. Labrador opposed Trumpcare for not cutting enough, so Brzezinski opened the interview by asking …

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The Subtle Radicalism of Julio Cortázar's Berkeley Lectures

“What good is a writer if he can’t destroy literature?” The question comes from Julio Cortázar’s landmark 1963 novel Hopscotch, the dense, elusive, streetwise masterpiece that doubles as a High Modernist choose-your-own-adventure game. Famously, it includes an introductory “table of instructions”: “This book consists of many books,” Cortázar writes in …

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