Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has removed scientists from the EPA's Board of Scientific Counselors to be replaced by people who are opposed to regulation. President Trump nominated Jim Bridenstine, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma with no science or space background as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator. He has also named Sam Clovis as the Agriculture Department's chief scientist. Clovis, former talk-radio host and blogger has labeled climate research "junk science."
Throughout my time in Springfield, I’ve written my children a letter every day that I’m away from home. It’s a little way to stay connected and remind them I’m thinking of them even when I’m somewhere else. I spent all weekend trying to decide how on earth to talk to my children about the nightmare that unfolded in Charlottesville. So I wrote a letter, and I wanted to share it with you as well.
A member of Evanston Pointers, read the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA), and singled out this for our special consideration: PPACA (CONSOLIDATED) 59, Sec. 1302 - [42 U.S.c. 18022]. ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS REQUIREMENTS (b) ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS -- (1) IN GENERAL. - Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary shall define the essential health benefits, except … Continue reading Please, Tell me What this Means for You.
From time to time we hear on the news that the Trump administration is eliminating regulations that have been put in place to protect citizens of various categories or the environment. Some of these roll backs may indeed be necessary, however some may serve special interest groups, and some may be extremely harmful by putting our citizens in jeopardy of their health and well being.
Comedian John Oliver recently gave a twenty-minute talk about the net neutrality issue on YouTube where he explained it more fully and invited his listeners to support net neutrality by contacting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) directly. But since the FCC isn't known for simple explanations, Oliver made it a bit more easy for those of us who would like to weigh in.
Will our country, or the world in fact, outlast the current president of the United States? Each day dawns with another crisis, the result of the president’s actions, behaviors, or threats.
Many of us would be devastated if a budget is passed that makes cuts to Social Security, which we depend on.