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Joe Biden's 'Gaffes' Are Much Bigger Problem for Democrats Than Embarrassment

Joe Biden’s ‘Gaffes’ Are Much Bigger Problem for Democrats Than Embarrassment

September 22, 2019

Joe Biden’s off-the-cuff comments aren’t playing well to audiences any more. Is this an indication of a too-long political career finally declining, or is this a sign of a much bigger problem for the Democratic Party in 2020? Jacqueline Luqman talks with The Week contributor Ryan Cooper

Venezuela's Maduro Attempts a Separate Peace with Part of Opposition

Venezuela’s Maduro Attempts a Separate Peace with Part of Opposition

September 22, 2019

As tensions increase between the Maduro government and the US-supported opposition, Maduro signed an agreement with smaller opposition parties against sanctions and in favor of deescalation

4 Million People Strike for Climate Action

4 Million People Strike for Climate Action

September 20, 2019

Organizers say this was the largest youth-led demonstration in history. TRNN spoke to demonstrators in New York and Baltimore

Ending Temp Workers Is at Center of Auto Workers Strike

Ending Temp Work Is at Center of Auto Workers Strike

September 20, 2019

Auto Worker Jesse Kelly talks about the oppression of being a temp worker, how it keeps workers impoverished & works to diminish unions

Ten-Year-Olds Sound Off on Climate Inaction

Ten-Year-Olds Sound Off on Climate Inaction

September 20, 2019

At New York City’s climate strike, elementary schoolers tell Dharna Noor how they think adults should take on the climate crisis

San Diego Ends Electricity Monopoly, Aims for 100% Renewables by 2035

San Diego Ends Electricity Monopoly, Aims for 100% Renewables by 2035

September 20, 2019

San Diego has signed a Community Choice Energy agreement, creating a competitor to San Diego Gas & Electric. Owned by Sempra Energy, SDG&E has shifted toward exporting its natural gas to Mexico and overseas. 

Over One Million to Take Part in Youth Climate Strike

Over One Million to Take Part in Youth Climate Strike

September 20, 2019

Activists are taking part in 5,000 actions across 157 countries to demand immediate action to address climate change. We’ll bring you updates throughout the day including on-the-ground reporting from Baltimore and New York

Documentary “Blowout” Follows Climate Cost of Oil Boom from Fracking to Exports

Documentary “Blowout” Follows Climate Cost of Oil Boom from Fracking to Exports

September 20, 2019

The new film follows the U.S. oil supply chain, covering health, climate and environmental justice impacts. And it points to the president who was central to creating the current reality: Barack Obama.

Fed Comes to its Senses, Lowers Interest Rate

Fed Comes to its Senses, Lowers Interest Rate

September 20, 2019

After causing almost every recession of the past several decades, the Federal Reserve is lowering interest rates before a recession takes hold. This represents an important shift in the Fed’s policy, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor

Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor

September 20, 2019

Under a new law backed by Big Oil and passed in statehouses nationwide, Greenpeace USA activists face felony charges for the action. Texas is the second state to bring such charges under the “critical infrastructure” law