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.
Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter
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?
Eclectablog: Turning Michigan blue again: Dem proposal for a graduated income tax is precisely what they should be fighting for
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.
The Sit and Spin Room logo by Anne C. Savage.
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