Tag Archives: Union of Concerned Scientists

Sharpiegate takes yet another turn, illustrating the threat to both science and reality under the Trump administration

Remember how we were talking a few days ago about Trump and his sharpie, and how, instead of just owning up to his misstatement about the path of Hurricane Dorian, he’d doubled down, restating the lie that he’d been told that the hurricane was headed for Alabama, and holding up a crudely doctored weather map […]

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Just one week after the midterm elections, an all out assault on the EPA has begun… This is what we get for not voting

Just after winning reelection a little over a week ago, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell announced that his top priority would be to “rein in” the EPA. That’s right, the incoming Senate Majority Leader, when telling his constituents what he intended to do with his newfound power, didn’t mention the fighting for the middle class, or […]

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Give a little money ($8.26) to 826 on 8/26

Still have some spare money after Alan Grayson’s big money bomb, and that donation to the Union of Concerned Scientists? Well, you’re in luck. Tomorrow, one of my favorite non-profits in the world, the youth literacy and writing organization known as 826, will be accepting donations. And they’re not asking for very much. They just […]

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Stop the systematic abuse of antibiotics by factory farms

The Union of Concerned Scientists is lobbying for the passage of an agriculture bill that I’m very much in favor of. It’s called the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (H.R. 1549/S. 619), and, if enacted, it would curtail the frivolous, preemptive use of antibiotics by factory farms. Here’s some background from the Union […]

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