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Building walls instead of bridges

In these “interesting” times, I do wonder if I need to send a thank you note to Mr Trump because if he was not around I might have nothing to write about. OK, so let’s ponder over Mr Trumps latest folly, a wall that will cost billions. Why is it being built? […]


@SenSchumer bounces McConnell’s 2009 letter back at him.

Back last September when Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was on his way out and retiring, he gave a speech in which he laid out the preceding eight years of GOP Obstructionism in detail … “History will look back and note that Republicans in Congress treated President Obama with unprecedented […]


Obama writes article in science journal making economic case for renewables – #climate 1

As part of his closing act, President Obama has been outlining the dire risks associated with abandoning his policies … In a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, he warned of the risks to millions of Americans of repealing the Affordable Care Act without an adequate replacement. In the Harvard Law […]


US FTC: Homeopathy ‘treatments’ must be labelled to say they do not work

Historically the US FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has tended to turn a bit of blind eye to Homeopathy. That however has just changed … Enforcement Policy Statement on Marketing Claims for OTC Homeopathic Drugs The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is issuing this Policy Statement to provide guidance regarding its enforcement policy […]


Climate Change: we now know the US plan for deep decarbonisation #climate #cop22 2

The White House has issued a rather detailed plan for how the US was going to actually tackle climate change. Science journalist and author Chris Mooney, writing within the Washington Post, explains that this 111 page document is … a “mid century strategy” to massively slash U.S. carbon emissions by the […]


Climate Change & Trump 1

A Trump presidency does not simply have consequences for the US, it actually has consequences for the entire planet. Yes, I’ve put my climate change hat back on today. We stand at a pivotal moment where we, as a species, are starting down the road of taking decisive action to […]