Does America have a caste system?

In the United States, inequality tends to be framed as an issue of either class, race or both. Consider, for example, criticism that Republicans’ new tax plan is a weapon of “class warfare,” or accusations that the recent U.S. government shutdown was racist…

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Gov. Brown calls for 5 million electric vehicles by 2030, $2.5 billion for charging stations

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday announced a sweeping new environmental initiative to cap his final year in office, signing an executive order that commits the state to a goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030, up from a previous target of 1.5 million by 2025, and a plan to spend $2.5 billion…

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ExxonMobil, other known polluters should pay for climate damage | Opinion

The bills for climate change are coming due sooner than expected, with damages mounting from hurricanes and floods, sea-level rise and storm surges, and unprecedented wildfires followed by still more floods, and now deadly mudslides as witnessed in California this week…

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Trump Admininstration Takes Aim At Defunding Planned Parenthood

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The Trump administration found a back-alley way to defund Planned Parenthood on Friday, allowing states to block the women’s health organization from receiving any Medicaid funding. The move would undo Obama-era guidelines that warned states that cutting off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood may violate federal law. Trump officials said the move would return some power…

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After a year of Trump and outrage, women’s march focuses on electoral politics

A year after a sea of knitted pink “pussyhats” greeted Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president, women and their allies again took to the streets this weekend in dozens of cities across the country…

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Pentagon strategy drops climate change as a security threat

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Climate change and the impact it has on national and international security was not included in the US national defense strategy, unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday. The move is perhaps not surprising given that President Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax…

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