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One Hundred Days and More of Trump Grief

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Not since George W. Bush’s 100 day losing war with Iraq based on bad intel has America suffered such days of grief as the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. For those who are too young to…

Freshman Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz Faces Protesters

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Republican Defends Bill to Abolish the EPA By Glynn Wilson – MILTON, Fla. — Freshman Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz faced protesters and supporters at his first day of town hall events since the election, defending a bill he put forward with three cosigners in the House to…

Republican Congress Moves to Privatize Public Land

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Editor-in-Chief – We hate to say we told you so. But it is what it is. Donald J. Trump has not even been inaugurated president yet and the privatization of public land has already begun. On the very day we published a…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Apparently President Obama is not quite ready to bow out as a lame duck just yet and give President-elect Donald J. Trump all the Twitter fun. His administration announced Sunday afternoon that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny…

Trumpeting Triumph Over Castro: New President Yearns to Turn Back Time

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – Most American cities have official sister cities sprinkled around the globe. Mobile’s include Havana, Cuba. This happened three decades ago through the unorthodox efforts of a few Mobilians. They decided to ignore the chronic Cold War anti-commie fevers of the…

The Problem of Over Commercialization and Privatization of the National Parks

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – The snow was coming down pretty hard October 5 when we pulled into the Old Faithful Geyser compound, grand central station in the world’s first national park. That’s where private concessionaires Delaware North and Xantara operate the Old…

Supply Emergencies Declared in Alabama, Georgia Over Gas Pipeline Spill

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — A major gas pipeline that was discovered broken and leaking at least 250,000 gallons last week in rural Shelby County, south of Birmingham near Helena, has government and industry officials hopping to contain the leak, shore up any impact…

One Big Unfinished Bill Clinton Promise Hillary Should Embrace

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Bar corporations from deducting all executive pay in excess of $1 million – By Robert Reich – What can be done to deter pharmaceutical companies from jacking up prices of critical drugs? To prevent Wall Street banks from excessive gambling? To nudge CEOs into taking a longer-term…

Alabama Legislature Bends: Finds Last Minute Compromise to Save Medicaid

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – MONTGOMERY, Ala. — After all the pressure from the Watchdog Press, all the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth by every special interest group all over the state and their favorite legislators convened to get what they want — and maybe in the…

Labor Day Pains: No ‘Golden Age’ for Public Service

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – What’s the point of celebrating Labor Day anymore? Like many things these days, people have forgotten the history and do not appreciate it beyond the day off to eat barbecue and jump in the water. There’s not much…