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Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: The Path to Passage in a Nutshell

This bill tackles inflation by lowering the deficit and lowering costs for regular families.

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - Inflation Reduction Act In the past, both Sens. Joe Manchin (D.WV) and Kysten Sinema D.AZ have blocked much of President Joe Biden’s agenda.

Now, Sen. Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.NY) have agreed to the "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022," which includes $790 billion for the climate and healthcare financed by a tax increase on the rich and big corporations.

Read Full Article (Jul-27-2022 23:18)

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Presumptive Conditions

Up to one million military members and families have suffered from the effects of polluted water at Camp Lejeune.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Camp Lejeune All eligible veterans and certain family members who served at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days (cumulatively) between 1953 and 1987 are currently eligible for two benefits from the VA.

Veterans exposed to polluted waters at the base during the qualifying period are granted disability compensation...

Read Full Article (Jul-22-2022 14:36)

Don`t Blame the Mentally Ill for Gun Violence

Mental illness sufferers are far more likely to be the victims of violence than perpetrators of violence.

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - gun violence Now anytime there is gun violence, especially a mass shooting, the mantra adopted by opponents of gun control, unfairly point the finger at mental illness, not guns, as the cause.

This is unfair to those suffering from mental illness.

Read Full Article (Jul-10-2022 14:54)

On the Highland Park Mass Shooting

Your town or city could be next.

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - highland park shooter This mass shooting comes on the heals of a domestic terrorism bill blocked by Senate Republicans that would have opened debate on hate crimes and gun safety.

Then President Biden signed a very modest gun safety law.

Read Full Article (Jul-06-2022 12:26)

SCOTUS Limits EPA`s Power to Combat Climate Change

The window for limiting global warming to relatively safe levels is rapidly closing.

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - climate change The Court ruled that in cases involving particularly consequential policy decisions, the agency must be able to point to clear congressional language allowing it to act.

Congress, of course, lacks the expertise, time, and ability to legislate in every area of need facing the nation.

Read Full Article (Jul-01-2022 14:49)

Choice Without Shackles

Beyond the confiscation of women’s rights, I feel something else missing: a valuing — an understanding — of life itself.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - prison 11 states still allow the barbaric practice known as “shackling” within the system: handcuffing and chaining incarcerated pregnant women, including when they are, God help us, in labor.

The cruel absurdity of this practice is almost beyond comprehension.

Read Full Article (Jun-30-2022 13:52)

Supreme Court Further Erodes The Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution

If religious schools can receive tax dollars, maybe it's time for religions to pay some taxes.

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - U.S. Supreme Court The Establishment Clause was intended to prohibit the federal government from declaring and financially supporting a national religion, such as existed in many other countries.

In 1802, Thomas Jefferson declared that when the American people adopted the Establishment Clause they built a “wall of separation" between the church and state.

Read Full Article (Jun-22-2022 15:11)

The Surge

RADICAL PEACE presents the experiences of war resisters, deserters, and peace activists who are working to change our warrior culture.

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - Radical Peace The "have a nice life" days are over in the USA. Conditions are getting inexorably worse. Americans are beginning to get the same treatment as people in the client states. As protest to this grows, the power elite will try to crush it.

But dissidents aren't causing these conditions, they're resisting them. The conditions are caused by the predatory nature of capitalism.

Read Full Article (Jun-07-2022 12:38)

Is Lasting Peace Possible?

We can reduce the stress humanity suffers under.

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - killer ape Our society, though, has a deeply entrenched assumption that stress is essential to life. Many of our social and economic structures are based on conflict. Capitalism’s need for continually expanding profits generates stress in all of us.

We’ve been indoctrinated to think this is normal and natural, but it’s really pathological.

Read Full Article (Jun-01-2022 10:19)

2022 Chicago Marathon Could Push Charitable Donations Past $300M

The 2022 Chicago Marathon Expected to Exceed 40,000 Participants

(SALEM, Ore.) - chicago marathon People run marathons for a multitude of reasons. Some love the challenge of pushing themselves through the pain barrier as they pound the pavement for 26.2 miles.

Others prefer this distance and compete at an elite level.

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