Supreme Court

Largest Media Outlets Screwing Up (Again) — Lack Of Context On Supreme Court & Federal Judges

First of all, before jumping into the matter of the Supreme Court, the important step on the ladder before the Supreme Court that no one is talking about, and “court packing,” it’s important to remember that every time a media outlet chooses to write or talk about one story, it is ignoring countless others. And there are a lot of big stories being ignored in the United States right now by a mostly misleading focus on the courts.

Mitch McConnell Leaves Kentucky Nearly Last In Everything While Drowning Democracy & US Progress In…

Kentucky is known as a coal state. What has happened to coal under Donald Trump’s presidency is exactly what Hillary Clinton said would happen. Clinton was vilified for her statements on this, but her clear point if you listened to the full statement was that there was no saving or reviving the coal industry — the free market was killing it — and the important thing was to have a plan for what coal miners and others in the industry could

9th Circuit Court Rules Against Young Plaintiffs In Landmark Climate Suit

In 2015, a group of young Americans, some of them only 7 or 8 years old, sued the United States government, claiming the federal government “through its affirmative actions in creating a national energy system that causes climate change, is depriving them of their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, and has failed to protect essential public trust resources.” That’s according to Our Children’s Trust, which is sponsoring the suit. The “public trust” theory was first conceived by OCT attorney Julia Olson.

What Has Republican Policy Actually Done For You?

Politics is a weird beast. Policymakers are elected in order to enact policies to help society, but politics is largely a cultural war — or even just a series of cult of personality battles. Policy is hardly touched in the lead-up to elections, and people typically go to the polls without having learned much about the policies their representatives have supported or the policies the candidates they’re voting on would like to implement.