Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president, has called climate change a Chinese-orchestrated “hoax” — except along the one Irish beach where he happens to own a luxury golf course and hotel.
There, Janet Redman writes this week, one of Trump’s companies is petitioning the Irish government to build a seawall to protect the property from rising waters caused by climate change. Meanwhile here in the United States, where over 30 million people live in communities that could be flooded within 20 years, the billionaire-turned-politician rails against any climate action whatsoever. Sound fair?
Elsewhere, Sarah Anderson announces an exciting new campaign by people who believe they can turn their anger at Wall Street into action, while Khalil Bendib brilliantly skewers Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s credibility issues on the subject.
Also this week, Jill Richardson explains the new nutritional labels that will start appearing on our food, John Morlino covers the latest tragedy in the brutal “sport” of horse racing, and Jim Hightower sends up George Mason University’s ill-fated ASSOL factory.
- The Big Banks Can Be Beaten / Sarah Anderson
Working families are turning their anger at Wall Street into action.
- Trump’s ‘Realty Check’ on Climate / Janet Redman
The presumptive GOP nominee says climate change is a hoax, except when it threatens his luxury golf course.
- Horse Racing’s Shame — And Ours / John Morlino
The death of two horses at a Triple Crown race encapsulates our conflicted relationship with animals.
- Better Labels, Better Food / Jill Richardson
Here’s an option for food manufacturers who don’t want to disclose all that sugar they use: Use less.
- For Billionaire Donors, Academic Integrity Comes Cheap / Jim Hightower
The Antonin Scalia School Of Law has a bigger problem than its acronym.
- Bipartisan Closets / Khalil Bendib
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