The show notes for Episode 29 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/04/episode-29-activists-had-more-success-in-trumps-first-100-days-than-trump-wsg-bill-mckibben.html
ALERT! Trump intends to jam a government funding bill that would fund the wall and ALSO pass AHCA 2 (“American Health Care Act) this week. Call 866-426-2631 or go to www.ContactingCongress.org and let your member of Congress and U.S. Senators to fight these.
Sean McElwee, Matt McDermott, and Will Jordan at Vox: 4 pieces of evidence showing FBI Director James Comey cost Clinton the election
Michael Grunwald at Politico: Trump’s Secret Weapon Against Obama’s Legacy
Maria Sacchetti at The Washington Post: ICE immigration arrests of noncriminals double under Trump
The two major Trump accomplishments from the 100 days — the job #s and SCOTUS seat — were, of course, inherited from Obama.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) April 21, 2017
I swear if Trump randomly, like, tripped on a squirrel or something we'd find an old tweet of his saying only fat losers trip on squirrels https://t.co/8AA8ghczLV
— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) April 7, 2017
Pew Research Center poll: Top Frustrations With Tax System: Sense That Corporations, Wealthy Don’t Pay Fair Share
Max Ehrenfreund at The Washington Post: Trump wants to give the rich a big tax cut. Here’s what his supporters want.
Democrats have a lot of work to do.
To compare though: 68% said GOP was out of touch in March 2014. A GOP wave election shortly followed… https://t.co/cMpDpamVx2
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) April 23, 2017
Jonathan Taplin at the New York Times: Is It Time to Break Up Google?
Paul Krugman in the New York Times: Why Don’t All Jobs Matter?
Michael Sneed at the Chicago Sun Times: City could lose its EPA regional office
Detroit News: EPA denies Great Lakes office closing
Democrat Dan Kildee: “Closing the EPA’s regional office is misguided and would jeopardize federal resources to help Flint recover from the water crisis and protect the Great Lakes from harm.”
Republican Fred Upton: “If true, this report is shocking and I would strongly oppose the closing of the Region 5 office. must not turn our backs on the safety, health and future of the Great Lakes. Whatever the deficiencies of the Region 5 office, the folks there do play a critical role in protecting human health and the environment.”
Bill McKibben’s website: BillMckibben.com
Bill McKibben’s climate change activist group: 350.org
Bill McKibben on Twitter: @BillMckibben
Bill McKibben at The Nation: On April 29, We March for the Future
Chris D’Angelo at The Huffington Post: At Science March, Flint Whistleblower Warns More Crises To Come If Trump Gets His Way
M.B. Pell, Joshua Schneyer, and Andy Sullivan at Rueters: Hundreds more lead hotspots are identified as Trump prepares to gut programs
Paul Egan at the Detroit Free Press: State’s Flint legal bills: $12 million – including $3.4M for Snyder
Leonard Fleming at The Detroit News: Flint’s Weaver: Stick with Detroit water
Curt Guyette at the Detroit Metro Times: A deep dive into the source of Flint’s water crisis
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Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre from the album Zoolook.
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