In scrapping the right to terminate a pregnancy the court went against the popular will – only 25% of Americans now have confidence in the institution. This is not how a democracy is supposed to work. Source: ‘A mockery of democracy’: US supreme court in question after abortion ruling | US supreme … Continue reading ‘A mockery of democracy’: US supreme court in question after abortion ruling
Make use of the constitutional system. It can impeach and remove justices. It can increase or decrease the size of the court itself (at its inception, the Supreme Court had only six members). It can strip the court of its jurisdiction over certain issues or it can weaken its power of judicial … Continue reading Opinion | How to Discipline a Rogue Supreme Court – The New York Times
With its decision on Roe v Wade, the court has signaled its illegitimacy – and thrown the American project into question Source: It’s time to say it: the US supreme court has become an illegitimate institution | Jill Filipovic | The Guardian Continue reading It’s time to say it: the US supreme court has become an illegitimate institution
If Joe Biden signed an executive order tomorrow, the government won’t pay out a dime – federal student loan debt is already included in the national debt Bank loans create money, canceling banks loans simply deletes the money from existence. The only thing lost is the future interest payments the banks would … Continue reading Some claim canceling US student debt will be expensive. They’re wrong
In Vega v. Tekoh, the court decided individuals don’t have the right to sue police officers just for failing to read their Miranda rights. Looks like the Supreme Court is on a mission to undo every right we worked so hard to obtain in this country. Fun stuff. Source: The Supreme Court … Continue reading The Supreme Court Effectively Overturned Your Miranda Rights
A draft update of rules would dramatically increase the power of China’s censorship machine, but platforms will pay the price. China wants ALL online comments to be pre-approved before being allowed. Should be a fun Internet for the Chinese moving forward! Source: China wants to censor all social media comments | MIT … Continue reading China wants to censor all social media comments | MIT Technology Review
The Fed’s interest rate hike cannot possibly do anything but make the current situation worse. We’d all be better off had they done nothing. First do no harm. Just while things are getting more expensive due to a recent pandemic and a war, let’s raise interest rates in the hope that corporations … Continue reading The Fed’s Interest Rate Hike: Salt In The Wound?
Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta claims Exxon Mobil and other corporations have perpetuated the ‘myth’ that recycling will solve the plastics crisis. Rather than limit plastic production, the oil industry lobbied for recycling of plastic which resulted in even more plastic production. Source: California blames ExxonMobil for plastic pollution crisis – Los Angeles … Continue reading California blames ExxonMobil for plastic pollution crisis – Los Angeles Times
It’s not just a phase. Great article explaining why we have become so fragmented as a nation (social media algorithms enhancing the spread of the most extreme viewpoints of both the right … Continue reading Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid – The Atlantic
The seams of the global economic order were deeply frayed by the pandemic. Could this conflict cause it to unravel? Perhaps it’s time to stop letting corporations get everything they want and start thinking about the people and the jobs within your own country. Globalization contributed massively to inequality within countries, by … Continue reading Opinion | Will the Ukraine War Spell the End of Globalization?
The effects of warming are already driving people from their homes as seas rise, as well as killing trees and animal species. We can adapt, but also urgently need to make deep and immediate emissions cuts to head off even worse impacts, experts say. Unfortunately while we’re distracted with war right now, … Continue reading Climate change already worse than expected, says new UN report