News for Greens

Mea Culpa. Kinda Sorta.

Posted by in rights

By THE NEW YORK TIMES DEC. 1, 2017 New York Times journalists analyze the apologies — and non-apologies — issued by high-profile men accused of sexual misconduct.  On Thursday it was Matt Lauer, the longtime host of the “Today” show, expressing “sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused,” the day after NBC News fired him over allegations of sexual misconduct. Three days earlier Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, issued his third apology since a radio broadcaster accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her breasts. Before that…read more

Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists

Posted by in Environment, politics

[From  The New York Times ] By HIROKO TABUCHIJULY 8, 2017 Over the past six years, rooftop solar panel installations have seen explosive growth — as much as 900 percent by one estimate. That growth has come to a shuddering stop this year, with a projected decline in new installations of 2 percent, according to projections from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. A number of factors are driving the reversal, from saturation in markets like California to financial woes at several top solar panel makers. But the decline has also coincided with a concerted…read more

Why are 13 men in charge of healthcare for all American women?

Posted by in Commentary, Rights

[From]  Why are 13 men in charge of healthcare for all American women? – The Guardian Regressive gender politics are resurgent in 2017, as demonstrated by a Republican bill that would be devastating to women’s health Lucia GravesWednesday 28 June 2017 06.00 EDT A decade or two ago, the notion that 13 men would be plotting the fate of American women’s healthcare behind closed doors, that they would delight in defunding the women’s health organization Planned Parenthood and impeding healthcare access for millions of American women, would have felt like the politics…read more