Environment and Health

Give Your Old Stuff to Others — Not the Landfill

Give Your Old Stuff to Others — Not the Landfill

My neighbor moved out this week. I learned that when I found a moving truck blocking my car and I couldn't get out of the driveway. No matter — by the end of the day, the truck was gone. In its place, however, was a queen-sized pillow-top mattress, a wooden dresser,...

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Why Did Trumpcare Fail?

Why Did Trumpcare Fail?

Why? That's the big question the mass media is asking about the sudden failure of the Republican leaders' relentless push to demonize and kill Obamacare. After all, the GOP bragged that they now control the legislative game and would quickly knock Obama's trademark...

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My Autistic Child Isn’t ‘Diseased’

My Autistic Child Isn’t ‘Diseased’

Finding out that your child is autistic is usually presented as a disaster, a financial and emotional drain that needs a long period of grief to come to terms with. And with one in every 68 children — one for every three classes of primary school kids — receiving this...

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Gutting Climate Protections Won’t Bring Back Coal Jobs

Gutting Climate Protections Won’t Bring Back Coal Jobs

When Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, Scientific American used his own words to criticize it for not going far enough. "There is such a thing as being too late when it comes to climate change," Obama said. "The science tells us we have to do more."...

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Trumpcare Was for CEOs, Not Patients

Trumpcare Was for CEOs, Not Patients

It appears that House Speaker Paul Ryan's 123-page legislative plan for Trumpcare, the GOP's so-called "replacement" for Obamacare, is dead — for now, anyway. Republicans tried to rush it through, but not before the Congressional Budget Office discovered it was...

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The GOP Health Plan Would Make the Opioid Crisis Even Worse

The GOP Health Plan Would Make the Opioid Crisis Even Worse

"We will give people struggling with addiction access to the help they need," Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail in 2016. We’re in the midst of the worst opioid epidemic our country has seen. More people died last year from opioid overdoses than ever before —...

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Magical Thinking on Health Care

Magical Thinking on Health Care

Donald Trump, the amazing wunderkind of global luxury living — and now our nation's phantasmagoric, fast-charging president — is proving to be a legislative magician. In his campaign, Trump's number one promise was that he would "immediately" repeal the entirety of...

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