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President Obama Declares Bear Ears in Utah a National Monument

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Navajo hideout Bears Ears in southern Utah will now be protected as a national monument. President Barack Obama signed the proclamation Wednesday to protect this land for future generations “Thanks to his action, this land will be finally given the legal reverence and…

President Obama Issues Statement in Fatal Police Shootings

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…President Obama spoke on the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile on a stop in Poland. “All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota,” the president said. “We’ve seen…

Solid Arguments: Why President Obama Should Pardon Don Siegelman

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – When we were young and naive, back in the day before the Bush Years, we consumed the government and American history text books that told us how the judicial branch of government is supposed to be above politics. When I first set foot…

How to Disrupt the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – President Obama is said to be considering an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending. He should sign it immediately. But he should go further and ban all political spending by federal contractors that receive more than half their revenues…

Post Post 9/11: Memorial Day Reflections on Maturing in These Times

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Carrie Louise Nutt – The America I grew up in is not the America of today. This is always true. Life is constantly changing. The world is constantly changing. Nothing stays the same. It’s one big ball of organic aliveness. But the difference is that the…

President Obama is America’s Political Jackie Robinson

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — How can I explain this in a way everyone will understand, including conservative Republicans, liberal Democrats and the national and state press corps? President Barack Obama is and must be our political Jackie Robinson. You may recall or have heard…

President Obama Delivers 2015 State of the Union Address

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Watch the Video Read the Text There is a ritual on State of the Union night in Washington. A little before the address, the White House sends out an embargoed copy of the President’s speech to the press (embargoed means that the press can see the speech,…

Signs of an Obama Revival?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Nicholas Sheppard – After a year and a half of poor poll numbers, a Republican takeover of both houses of Congress, a sluggish economic recovery and numerous problems abroad, President Obama’s fortunes may be changing going into 2015. His job approval rating has been trending up…

Hispanic Voting Bloc Supports President Obama’s Immigration Plan

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – While a slim majority of Americans, 51 percent, say they disapprove of President Barack Obama’s executive action to deal with undocumented immigrants living in the United States, Hispanics, African-Americans and other recent immigrants by a wide margin approve of the policy plan to…

The San Gabriels: Obama’s Lucky Thirteenth

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Coming Clean – By Michael Brune – California may be famous for its beaches, but what really defines the state’s geography are its many mountain ranges (and I’m not just saying that because the Sierra Club took its name from one of them). Last Friday, President Obama…

Report Shows Fuel Economy Up, Carbon Emissions Down in the U.S.

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Due to federal regulations, like it or not, automobile fuel economy has hit an all time high in the United States, while carbon dioxide emissions are now at a record low, according to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency.…

Score Another One for Wilderness

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Coming Clean – By Michael Brune – For more than a century, presidents have been using the Antiquities Act to save our national treasures, and President Obama’s just-announced designation of the Organ Mountains — Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico — shows exactly why this…

EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants “in order to combat climate change and improve public health,” according to the announcement sent out Friday morning. The new standards are set to…