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‘We’re technically homeless’: the eviction epidemic plaguing the US

Tammie Lyle, a single mother in Richmond, Virginia, was evicted from her home in July 2019 after the rental office of her apartment complex discovered her older daughter was staying with her. “I ended up with the whole family – myself, four children, three grandkids, we had to go. We lived in a hotel for a little while, and then all …

Will Trump Ride Pentagon Spending to Reelection? by WILLIAM HARTUNG

Donald Trump likes to posture as a tough guy and part of that tough-guy persona involves bragging about how much he’s spent on the U.S. military. This tendency was on full display in a tweet he posted three days after an American drone killed Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani in Baghdad: “The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment. …

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Keep War, Environmental Degradation and Profit Out of Space

The 21st Century nuclear arms and developing outer space arms races, which began under Obama and are increasing under Trump, are going to be something the world has never seen before. They are a bonanza for weapons makers, the Pentagon budget and capitalists in space. They will create a less secure world, a greater wealth divide, a tattered safety net and …

Fake News, Authoritarian Power, and the Trump Effect

Trump is a divisive leader, and the recent impeachment trial left many shaking their heads, much as they did after the surprise presidential win in 2016. Short of arriving at an apocalyptic scenario where we are forced to come together as a community to deal with an existential threat, we seem to be stuck with a great deal of uncertainty, confusion …

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The Chemistry Of Stress And How It Affects Your Health By Dr. Fahad Basheer

During my general practice, I often encounter many cases that stem from stress. Gastritis is one of the common clinical presentations that come in O.P. A thorough evaluation of the patient’s day will clearly explain why he developed gastritis (stress), and most patients have no problem admitting that they had a stressful day. And so, quite often, I am treating a …

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‘Overwhelming and terrifying’: the rise of climate anxiety

Over the past few weeks Clover Hogan has found herself crying during the day and waking up at night gripped by panic. The 20-year-old, who now lives in London, grew up in Queensland, Australia, cheekbyjowl with the country’s wildlife, fishing frogs out of the toilet and dodging snakes hanging from the ceiling. The bushfires ravaging her homeland over the past few weeks …

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Glyphosate and Roundup Proven to Disrupt Gut Microbiome by Inhibiting Shikimate Pathway

The primary mechanism of how glyphosate herbicides kill plants is by inhibiting an enzyme called EPSPS, which is part of a biochemical pathway known as the shikimate pathway. The shikimate pathway is responsible for the synthesis of certain aromatic amino acids that are vital for the production of proteins, the building blocks of life. Thus when the synthesis of the aromatic amino …

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Trump Budget to Propose ‘Savage’ Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security While Hiking Pentagon and Wall Funds by Jake Johnson

Just two days after vowing the White House “will not be touching your Social Security or Medicare” in its budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, President Donald Trump on Monday is expected to unveil a $4.8 trillion blueprint that includes hundreds of billions in combined cuts to those programs over the next decade, deep reductions in safety-net spending, and a major increase …

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Trump’s ‘dream scenario’ unfolds: Dem disarray ahead of 2020 By GABBY ORR

Once his chief rival in the 2020 Democratic presidential field, and the cause of so much presidential angst that Trump mounted a pressure campaign against Ukraine to damage him, the former vice president’s name is now hardly mentioned in conversations with the president’s aides — that is, unless they’re mocking him. “Lately, he looks like he’s competing against himself,” a …