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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

California Keeps The Faith On Climate, Replacing Washington

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

Many on the right insist that California’s tough environmental rules are strangling its businesses. Evidence to the contrary emerged last week in news that California has just zoomed past Britain to become the world’s fifth-biggest economy. California must be doing something right.

One of the things is vigorously confronting the perils of global warming. The Trump administration, married to fossil fuel interests, has gone AWOL in dealing with this threat to both the environment and global stability. Under Gov. Jerry Brown, California has assumed the leadership role, helping other states and other countries bypass Washington.

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is The Wrong Road

Reprinted with permission from WashingtonSpectator.

The signs of a U.S. infrastructure crisis are unmistakable—derailing trains, crumbling roadways, undrinkable tap water, and wastewater systems that endanger public health. Twenty-three U.S. bridges have collapsed since 2000.

The American Society of Civilian Engineers gave U.S. infrastructure a D+ grade in 2017, proclaiming $1.5 trillion’s worth of improvements was required over the next decade. They estimated that infrastructure deficiencies cost each U.S. household, on average, $3,400 annually.

But these costs do add up. Long, brutal commutes reduce worker productivity and wages. Congestion on roads and rails increase transportation costs for firms, which then raise prices for the goods we buy.…

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Even Fox News Drops Trump’s Rambling ‘Infrastructure’ Rant Midway

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

 

All three cable news channels bailed on Trump’s rambling and unfocused speech. Even his allies at Fox News gave up, returning to previously scheduled programming while making excuses for his screw up.

Trump spoke for over 50 minutes about nearly every topic under the sun in a speech billed by the White House as a major address on infrastructure. It was not.

Instead, Trump emerged from days of  hiding in the White House to hold court on several partisan topics and ideas, at an event held at taxpayer expense.

He complained about Hillary Clinton and the 2016 election, which concluded over 508 days ago.…

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