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The 10 Most Contaminated Foods in Your Fridge You Need to Trash Right Now—and Healthier Alternatives
28 Jun 2017 | 8:30 am CEST
Reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals by replacing some of the toxic foods lurking in your fridge. As ubiquitous as chemical contamination is…
Links 6/27/17
27 Jun 2017 | 12:55 pm CEST
US Copyright Office Wimps Out on Right to Repair
27 Jun 2017 | 12:25 pm CEST
Report recognizes rationale for right to repair, via tweaks to existing rule-making procedures under existing copyright statutory framework.
"No Religion" Is Now Australia's Number One Religion
27 Jun 2017 | 11:09 am CEST
A Tangled Tale of Bank Liquidation in Venice
27 Jun 2017 | 10:55 am CEST
What can we learn about the Italian banking sector from the decision to liquidate Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza?
Europe’s Gradualist Fallacy
27 Jun 2017 | 10:49 am CEST
Europe is at the mercy of a common currency that not only was unnecessary for European integration, but that is actually undermining the EU itself. So…
California to list glyphosate as cancer-causing; Monsanto vows fight
27 Jun 2017 | 10:08 am CEST
E.U. announces record $2.7 billion antitrust fine on Google over search results
27 Jun 2017 | 9:59 am CEST
Source: [b]Washington Post[/b] By Michael Birnbaum June 27 at 6:16 AM BRUSSELS The European Unions antitrust chief announced a record $…
Norman Solomon: Is ‘Russiagate’ Collapsing as a Political Strategy?
27 Jun 2017 | 9:27 am CEST
Russia scaremongering is losing its punch as a political rallying call, but the Democrats aren't giving up on it.
Judge Suspends All Iraqi Deportations in US for 2 Weeks.
27 Jun 2017 | 6:51 am CEST
Bill Black: Bank Whistleblowers United Makes Its Latest Lemon Award – to the UK
27 Jun 2017 | 6:15 am CEST
The UK rejects the idea of rewarding whistleblowers, despite the fact that the US experience shows it to be a sound way to catch abuses.
Lone Star State Readers! Hope to See You at Our Dallas Meetup Tonight, Tuesday June 27!
27 Jun 2017 | 6:01 am CEST
Calling all Dallas-area readers! Hope to see you tonight!
Fox News lies about context of Rob Reiner tweet to claim he called for “all out war” against Trump
27 Jun 2017 | 5:09 am CEST
Co-hosts of Fox News’ The Five took a tweet by Rob Reiner out of context, claiming Reiner called “for ‘all out war’ to resist Trump,” ignori…
Mark Levin thanks Donald Trump for attacking the media
27 Jun 2017 | 5:02 am CEST
MARK LEVIN: I want to thank the president for something, he gets attacked for this. Thank you for taking on the media, it's a damn bout time somebody…
FBI Director Nominees Client List Could Hinder Oversight of Investigations
27 Jun 2017 | 4:05 am CEST
US Supreme Court sidesteps cross-border shooting dispute
27 Jun 2017 | 4:02 am CEST
US Supreme Court sidesteps cross-border shooting dispute
27 Jun 2017 | 4:01 am CEST
House members want taxpayer money to hire personal security
27 Jun 2017 | 3:43 am CEST
A critical mass of Republicans are rejecting the Senate health care bill
27 Jun 2017 | 3:20 am CEST
“You’re either gonna get 50 or probably 35.” Senate Republican leaders want to vote on their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare in three days,…
Tucker Carlson: Europeans coming to America led to "freedom and happiness" and "far less human sacrifice and cannibalism"
27 Jun 2017 | 3:15 am CEST
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Christopher Columbus has been ceremonially deported from the state of Alaska. Under a new bill signed by the Alaska governor Bi…
Aaron Persky, Judge in Brock Turner Sex Assault Case, Faces Recall Petition
27 Jun 2017 | 3:07 am CEST
Trumpcare Takes From the Poor to Give to the Rich
27 Jun 2017 | 2:57 am CEST
Twenty two million Americans will lose insurance if the Senate's draconian Trumpcare bill becomes law, according to an estimate released Monday b…
Sean Spicer angrily confronted by CNN reporter during tense off-camera press briefing
27 Jun 2017 | 2:53 am CEST
Tucker Carlson: Trump's Muslim ban "doesn't ban Muslims"
27 Jun 2017 | 2:31 am CEST
DAVID TAFURI: What I would argue is that on policy grounds this ban is both too broad and not broad enough. Let me explain, here's why it's too broad.
Vox Sentences: SCOTUS gets the ban back together
27 Jun 2017 | 2:00 am CEST
Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen . Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered str…
Trump ally and radio host Michael Savage: "The gays have all the rights in the world," "what rights do they not have?"
27 Jun 2017 | 12:50 am CEST
MICHAEL SAVAGE (HOST): So, if you're in Nancy Pelosi's backyard there was another gay parade, yet another one yesterday. And the costumes, and the reg…
CBO: defunding Planned Parenthood would result in thousands more unplanned pregnancies
27 Jun 2017 | 12:30 am CEST
The GOP’s Better Care Reconciliation Act will make it more difficult for women to access birth control and family planning services. The nonpartisa…
‘All the Police Have to Do Is Utter Those Five Magic Words’
27 Jun 2017 | 12:24 am CEST
"We have to do something within the courts to try to offset this bias that is automatically given to law enforcement."…
“Sen. Heller: Keep Your Word” banner shown in West Virginia instead of Nevada
27 Jun 2017 | 12:20 am CEST
Heller’s vote on health care is important, but… Winning over both Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) will be critical to…
McCain on CBO projection of 22 million fewer insured: “Obviously, that’s not good news”
27 Jun 2017 | 12:20 am CEST
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) explained on Monday that he’s not excited about 22 million fewer Americans having access to health insurance — even as he…
Why Are 'Pro-Life' Republicans Pushing a Bill That Will Kill Tens of Thousands?
27 Jun 2017 | 12:13 am CEST
Here's a dark fact: Every single GOP senator who calls him or herself pro-life who votes for the Republican health care bill knowingly will be vo…
Page 48 is the most important page in the CBO report
27 Jun 2017 | 12:00 am CEST
This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re r…
The CBO chart that shows the Senate health care bill is really about tax cuts
26 Jun 2017 | 11:21 pm CEST
It’s hard to miss the fundamental design of the Senate’s health care plan to repeal and replace Obamacare: a bill that makes deep cuts to services…
The CBO just undermined a big GOP talking point on the Senate health bill
26 Jun 2017 | 11:20 pm CEST
Some areas still won’t have insurance providers on individual exchanges. Republicans are speeding their health care bill through the Senate, releasi…
As Recycling Declines and Centers Close, the Homeless Are Really Screwed
26 Jun 2017 | 11:15 pm CEST
People who redeem recyclables as their source of income are in a difficult situation. In 1948, Samuel Brannan ran through the streets of San Franc…
These are all the people the Senate health care bill will hurt
26 Jun 2017 | 11:11 pm CEST
The actual policies contained in the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate Republican plan introduced on Thursday to repeal and replace Obamacare…
The most devastating passage in the CBO’s report on the Senate health bill
26 Jun 2017 | 11:04 pm CEST
The CBO says “few low-income people would purchase any plan” under GOP health bill. The Congressional Budget Office has released its analysis of t…
Fox panel argues that a Colorado baker should be able to refuse service to gay couples
26 Jun 2017 | 10:56 pm CEST
JULIE BANDERAS (CO-HOST): I want to switch gears a bit. Another one. Another case the court agreed to hear. It’s the story of a baker who objects to…
Despite analysis to the contrary, Fox host claims no one will die if millions of people lose health insurance
26 Jun 2017 | 10:35 pm CEST
JULIE BANDERAS (HOST): Emily, hearing that Nancy Pelosi saying that hundreds of thousands of people are going to die. That's before the CBO comes out…
The Case for Paying Less Attention to Donald Trump
26 Jun 2017 | 10:19 pm CEST
Donald Trump's presidency has been a disaster, but he has succeeded beyond his wildest expectations in one key way: getting attention – at…
After US-Backed Bombing Sparks Famine in Yemen, WaPo Editor Insists ‘US Not the Problem’
26 Jun 2017 | 10:18 pm CEST
Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Jackson Diehl took a massive, human rights-violating catastrophe—the US-assisted Saudi bombing of Yemen…
Why Isn’t Big Pharma Paying for the Harm It Caused Like Big Tobacco?
26 Jun 2017 | 10:15 pm CEST
They got their claws in the opioid crisis and are milking it for all it's worth. Late last year, the Senate approved $1 billion of taxpayer…
GOP Health Care Plan Crushes Working-Class Blacks and Whites, but Not the Middle-Class Whites Who Elected Trump
26 Jun 2017 | 9:56 pm CEST
Contrary to the media narrative, wealthier whites, not poorer ones, formed the GOP’s 2016 voter base. As the drama crests this week surrounding…
America in Crisis: Is a Second Civil War in the Making?
26 Jun 2017 | 9:54 pm CEST
One of the most demoralizing things about America today is the feeling that we are separating into “two nations." There is something about t…
Here Are 5 Things You Should Know About the Trial for America's 'Toughest Sheriff' Joe Arpaio
26 Jun 2017 | 9:49 pm CEST
He could end up in jail for six months unless Trump pardons him. Former “toughest sheriff” Joe Arpaio is set to begin his criminal contempt tr…
It Was (Mostly) Bad News on the Final Day of the Supreme Court Term
26 Jun 2017 | 8:44 pm CEST
Despite rumors swirling around Washington and the internet, Justice Anthony Kennedy did not retire from the Supreme Court Monday. He could s…
Settlements: The Real Story
26 Jun 2017 | 8:38 pm CEST
Fifty years after the Six-Day War, a mistaken account of how settlement began still plagues Israeli politics. It’s go back 50 years, to mid-July…
Legalizing Marijuana Dramatically Reduces Traffic Stop Searches
26 Jun 2017 | 8:36 pm CEST
When weed is legal, cops have one less reason to search. That's one less opportunity for a potentially lethal confrontation. In states where…
Fox anchor: If millions of Americans do not have health insurance, "that's kind of the American way"
26 Jun 2017 | 8:16 pm CEST
JON SCOTT (CO-HOST): [The Affordable Care Act] was passed, obviously Joe, by Democrats, didn't get any Republican votes. The president is suggesting…
Can Tiny Qatar Keep Defying Its Powerful Neighbors? It May Be up to Washington
26 Jun 2017 | 8:04 pm CEST
Apart from President Trump’s tweet burst, the U.S. government has given diplomatic breathing room to Qatar. The recent decision by half the nati…
2:00PM Water Cooler 6/26/2017
26 Jun 2017 | 8:00 pm CEST
Today's Water Cooler: Aluminum and steel, McConnell's week of reckoning, voter registration, durable goods, national activity, "woke" in OED…
CNN fact check debunks Kellyanne Conway's lie about Trump's proposed Medicaid cuts
26 Jun 2017 | 7:38 pm CEST
JOHN KING (HOST): The Trump White House is trying to help sell the Senate Republican health care plan. And as they do, they’re using some only-in-Wa…
More Than 100 Federal Agencies Fail to Report Hate Crimes to the FBI’s National Database
26 Jun 2017 | 7:35 pm CEST
The gaps in data damage efforts to understand the nature and scope of violence driven by racial and religious hatred. In violation of a longstandi…
Fox guest: "If it's an interview" with Trump, "it's on Fox"
26 Jun 2017 | 7:20 pm CEST
BILL BENNETT: By the way, one editorial suggestion. Isn't it redundant to say, "In an interview on Fox, President Trump?" If it's an interview, it's o…
The Senate Health Care Bill (the BCRA) and Its Appeal to Voters
26 Jun 2017 | 5:55 pm CEST
How the Senate health care bill (the BCRA) appeals to the rich, youth, and Swing States…
How to Tell If Your Reps Are Serious About Climate Change
26 Jun 2017 | 5:08 pm CEST
Perhaps no president in recent times has unified the country, and the globe, as effectively as Donald Trump. In the hours following his rejection of t…
Dishonoring Uganda’s Refugees
26 Jun 2017 | 3:30 pm CEST
With more than a million displaced people having found safety within Uganda’s borders, the region’s most willing supporter of refugees is feeling…
Supporting the Developing World’s Health Innovators
26 Jun 2017 | 2:49 pm CEST
US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping cuts to the international aid budget, in order to appease economically frustrated US voters who want…
Poland’s Immoral Refugee Policy
26 Jun 2017 | 2:19 pm CEST
By comparing today’s Poles to the Holocaust’s Jewish victims, and today’s refugees to the Nazis, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło has demonst…
Reimagining Palestine
26 Jun 2017 | 1:20 pm CEST
In the 50 years since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, the prospects of a “final status” agreement have never looked bleaker. With growing distrust in t…
Links 6/26/17
26 Jun 2017 | 12:55 pm CEST
Lee Camp: Here’s Why There Is No Legitimate Healthcare Debate In This Country
26 Jun 2017 | 12:50 pm CEST
A righteous rant about why the way Americans have been propagandized to think about healthcare is a travesty.
Another Lesson from Japan
26 Jun 2017 | 10:49 am CEST
Though Japan’s experience since the early 1990s provides many lessons, policymakers in the rest of the world have failed miserably in heeding them.
Tomgram: Nick Turse, The Commandos of Everywhere
25 Jun 2017 | 10:26 pm CEST
The tabs on their shoulders read “Special Forces,” “Ranger,” “Airborne...”…
‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ – Episode 22: Democrats And Their Ossoff Fail
25 Jun 2017 | 3:46 pm CEST
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola highlight some pretty awful and horrible stories on this week’s show but not before talking about the Demo…
Saudi Arabia’s Game of Thrones
24 Jun 2017 | 7:30 pm CEST
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has now replaced the 57-year-old Muhammad bin Nayif with his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, as crown prince, signa…
Senate Trumpcare Bill Shows GOP Thinks Working Poor Should Struggle More For Health Care
24 Jun 2017 | 7:25 pm CEST
Senate Republicans want to make Obamacare much worse in order to fund a large tax cuts for the rich, drug companies, insurance companies, and device m…
Are We in a Syrian Missile Crisis?
24 Jun 2017 | 3:29 pm CEST
On Sunday, a U.S. F/A-18E "Super Hornet" fighter aircraft shot down a Syrian SU-22, a Russian-made fighter-bomber. On Monday, Russia issued…
When You Reject Class-Based Politics, ‘Thoughtful’ Appeals to Racism Are All You’ve Got Left
24 Jun 2017 | 1:00 am CEST
The New York Times' Thomas Edsall declares "the end of left and right as we knew them." But how well did he know them?
Latest Russian Hacking Bombshell: Damning Revelations About GOP, Trump
23 Jun 2017 | 10:19 pm CEST
It wasn't just Donald Trump who dismissed and rejected charges that Russian spies hacked the election last year. Now we know that pretty much the…
NYT’s New ‘Reader Center’ Already Proving a Step Backward in Accountability
23 Jun 2017 | 9:15 pm CEST
Yesterday, the Times published the first installment of the paper’s new “Reader Center,” the ostensible replacement to the public editor, and, n…
Help Us Expose The FBI’s Dirty Files
23 Jun 2017 | 6:27 pm CEST
Shadowproof is teaming up with journalist and FOIA pro Ken Klippenstein to publish an important series on the FBI's dirty files. The post Help Us Expo…
Why Disability Rights Activists Stormed Mitch McConnell's Office
23 Jun 2017 | 5:33 pm CEST
As Senate Republicans rolled out the Better Care Reconciliation Act, their health care reform proposal, on Thursday, the halls outside the office of S…
Ronnie Dunn on Philando Castile, Stacy Mitchell on Amazon/Whole Foods
23 Jun 2017 | 4:57 pm CEST
What does the Castile case tell us about the limits of the law in delivering justice for African-Americans killed by law enforcement, and what are som…
Supreme Court Case Could Have Huge Impact on Who Wins Future Elections
23 Jun 2017 | 4:44 pm CEST
What do you think is the most important issue in American politics today? Criminal justice reform? Health care? Global climate change? Immigration? Ga…
We’ll Always Need Paris
23 Jun 2017 | 4:40 pm CEST
Faced with rapid cost reductions for clean electricity generation, some commentators suggest that we no longer need the Paris agreement or other polic…
Johnny Depp: 'When Was the Last Time an Actor Assassinated a President?'
23 Jun 2017 | 3:53 pm CEST
UPDATE 2: Depp has apologized for his comments. "I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,”…
The Underside of Uber
23 Jun 2017 | 3:30 pm CEST
While the car-hailing app Uber’s board members and investors have received an outpouring of praise in recent days for forcing CEO Travis Kalanick to…
Revisiting the Global Order
23 Jun 2017 | 3:00 pm CEST
The Pax Americana of the last half-century is on life support, but liberalism and multilateralism are not dead yet. An inclusive and mutually benefici…
Syria the Latest Case of US ‘Stumbling’ Into War
22 Jun 2017 | 11:37 pm CEST
One of the most common tropes in US media is that the US military always goes to war reluctantly—and, if there are negative consequences, like civil…
‘Millions of People Will Lose Their Coverage Under Whatever Comes Out’
22 Jun 2017 | 8:20 pm CEST
"The public is thirsting for more information. I think they are not being fooled one bit about the spin and all this sort of stuff that’s going on..
Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, "There Will Be Hell to Pay"
22 Jun 2017 | 1:07 pm CEST
Forgive me for complaining, but recent decades have not been easy ones for my peeps...
What If Jon Ossoff Campaigned On Message For Medicare For All?
22 Jun 2017 | 2:55 am CEST
Democrats prioritized flipping a Republican seat in Georgia, but they lost. They need to take responsibility for Jon Ossoff's failure to win. The post…
Eager for World War III on MSNBC
21 Jun 2017 | 11:49 pm CEST
The US hasn't done "a very good job pushing Russia out of the way," said MSNBC's Jeremy Bash, implying it would be a good idea to target a country tha…
To Defeat Transparency, NYPD Turns to Journalist-Turned-Cop-Turned-Journalist-Turned-Cop
21 Jun 2017 | 10:06 pm CEST
The biggest, most resourced police department in the world likes to work in the shadows. You want to question that? You're probably a terrorist enable…
Around The Empire – Episode 24: What Is The Antiwar Right? Feat. Angela Keaton
21 Jun 2017 | 4:20 pm CEST
Angela Keaton, executive director of Antiwar.com, discusses libertarian and right-wing opposition to war and areas of common ground with the antiwar L…
Wishful Thinking in Defense of Democrats’ Pro-Business Politics
20 Jun 2017 | 11:53 pm CEST
Jonathan Chait's argument is that the voters who switched from Obama to Trump had conservative social views—so if Democrats need to do anything to w…
ICE Raids Against Iraqi Catholics Present Existential Problem For Refugees
20 Jun 2017 | 10:31 pm CEST
To the sound of chilling screams, dozens of Chaldeans and other Iraqis were detained by immigration agents on June 11 in Michigan. The post ICE Raids…
Redneck Revolt Builds Anti-Racist, Anti-Capitalist Movement With Working Class Whites
20 Jun 2017 | 7:01 pm CEST
Redneck Revolt recruits poor and working class white people away from reactionary politics with analyses of their class condition and white supremacy.
Tomgram: William Hartung, Trump's Love Affair With the Saudis
20 Jun 2017 | 1:27 pm CEST
At this point, it’s no great surprise when Donald Trump walks away from past statements in service to some impulse of the moment...
Supreme Court Immunizes High-Ranking Officials From Lawsuits For Rights Violations
20 Jun 2017 | 12:52 am CEST
High court extremely limits lawsuits against federal officials responsible for constitutional rights violations during wartime or national security em…
Tomgram: Ira Chernus, The Summer of Love and the Winter of National Insecurity
18 Jun 2017 | 11:43 pm CEST
It’s the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love...
‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ —Episode 21: People’s Movement Must Be More Outspoken On Wars
18 Jun 2017 | 4:31 pm CEST
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar and recent developments among the Gulf countries in the Middle E…
Chelsea Manning’s Persevering Spirit Shines In Interview For ABC’s ‘Nightline’
16 Jun 2017 | 9:57 pm CEST
Whether in an imperfect or hostile setting, Chelsea Manning’s persevering spirit always shines. That includes her first TV interview for ABC. The po…
Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, A Planet's Future Threatened by the Fate of Its Children
15 Jun 2017 | 1:40 pm CEST
“This is a war against normal life...”…
Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Making of a Pariah Nation
13 Jun 2017 | 2:06 pm CEST
In its own inside-out, upside-down way, it’s almost wondrous to behold...
Tomgram: Michael Klare, "The Battle Lines of the Future"
11 Jun 2017 | 10:41 pm CEST
That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media...
Tomgram: Nomi Prins, In Washington, Is the Glass(-Steagall) Half Empty or Half Full?
8 Jun 2017 | 1:29 pm CEST
Donald, listen, whatever you’ve done so far, whatever you’ve messed up, there’s one thing you could do that would make up for a lot.
Tomgram: William Astore, Back in the USSR
6 Jun 2017 | 1:37 pm CEST
Jump into your time machine and let me transport you back to another age...
The Intercept Discloses Top-Secret NSA Document on Russia Hacking Aimed at US Voting System
5 Jun 2017 | 10:46 pm CEST
On Monday, the Intercept published a classified internal NSA document noting that Russian military intelligence mounted an operation to hack at least…
Trump's Tweets Threaten His Travel Ban's Chances in Court
5 Jun 2017 | 8:01 pm CEST
President Donald Trump began the week with a barrage of early-morning tweets blasting the courts for blocking his travel ban executive order. But in d…
Der Spiegel Just Published the Minutes From Trump’s Contentious Meeting With G7 Leaders
5 Jun 2017 | 6:10 pm CEST
German magazine Der Spiegel has been given access to minutes from a contentious meeting of G7 leaders in Taormina, Sicily, at the end of May, in which…
Republican Congressman on Suspected Islamic Radicals: "Kill Them All"
5 Jun 2017 | 5:21 pm CEST
In response to the London terror attack, Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) had an extreme proposal: kill anyone suspected of being an Islamic radical. On his…
How Trump and His Allies Have Run With Russian Propaganda
5 Jun 2017 | 12:30 pm CEST
The concept is straight from the Soviet playbook: Plant false information and use it to influence the attitudes of another country’s people and…
Imagine Being Pulled Off Death Row and Then Being Put Back on It
5 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
In 1994, Marcus Robinson, who is black, was convicted of murder and sentenced to death for the 1991 killing of Erik Tornblom, a white teenager, in Cum…
Tomgram: Rajan Menon, What Would War Mean in Korea?
4 Jun 2017 | 10:56 pm CEST
Defense Secretary James Mattis remarked recently that a war with North Korea would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale.” No kidd…
The Truth About Meal-Kit Freezer Packs
4 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
People love to complain about the wastefulness of meal-kit delivery companies like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh. The baggies that hold a single scallion…
Quietly, Surely, We're Losing a Whole Pine Species En Masse and Nobody Gives a Damn
4 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. U.S. Forest Service resear…
A New Wave of Left-Wing Militants Is Ready to Rumble in Portland—and Beyond
4 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
One week after two men were stabbed to death while defending two girls from a racist and Islamophobic diatribe on a commuter train, Portland, Oregon,…
Donald Trump's Vision of Pittsburgh is Sooooooo 80s
3 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Donald Trump officially announced the…