The Amazon Rainforest is on fire, and this is why you should care

Here we are again. The outcome of poor environmental policy has come to a head. What happens next? Well, here’s the truth: the Amazon Rainforest is on fire. There’s no denying that the 83% surge in wildfires since 2018 is a result of intensive agricultural practices and deforestation (though, President Jair Bolsonaro certainly wants to try). Brazil’s freshly elected president …

Jair Bolsonaro & the Amazon fires — Statement

Over the past few days, massive fires have been decimating the Amazon Rainforest and releasing huge amounts of smoke over the largest city* in the Western Hemisphere: Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — infamous for hailing the authoritarian dictatorship of Brazil (from 1964-1965), inciting violence against LGBTQ+ people¹, and slowly crushing democracy in Brazil — is now suggesting …

The Business End of a Gun – How to enact gun control in the United States

About the author:David Consiglio, Jr. is a school teacher and political activist. He is the founder of the online blog War Donkey, which can be found at quora.com/q/war-donkey. In 1964, The Surgeon General of the United States published a pivotal report¹ ​laying out the hazards of smoking on human health. At that time, over 40% of adult Americans smoked.² About 40% …

Steve King – Statement

Representative Steve King’s (R, IA-4) comments about rape and incest helping to sustain the human race are repugnant, misogynistic, and far below the standard for what we should expect to hear from a member of Congress. His attempt to rationalize strict abortion bans by demanding rape & incest victims is repugnant.  King has a long history of racist and nonsensical …