News for Greens

Why mass transit is doomed in America: Politicians don’t know people who use it

Posted by in Environment, politics, Rights

If big, liberal cities can’t adequately fund their transit systems, what hope does anywhere else have? If you want to know why mass transit is doomed in the United States, look at the place where it is undoubtedly more successful — and more widely used — than anywhere else in the country: New York. In 2008, Michael Bloomberg proposed congestion pricing for Manhattan’s inner core, proposing an $8 charge for most passenger cars, to be charged only once a day. The money would’ve gone to the MTA, to fix up…read more

‘Where did you go, Ivanka?’ How the first daughter’s family leave plan fizzled

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theguardian.com By Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington|Dec. 5th, 2017 “As a mother myself, of three young children, I know how hard it is to work while raising a family. And I also know that I’m far more fortunate than most.” Those were the words of Ivanka Trump at the 2016 Republican national convention, moments before her father took the stage to accept his party’s nomination for president. Standing at the podium before a crowd of thousands in Cleveland, with millions more watching across America, Ivanka touted Donald Trump as a champion of working women…read more

Mea Culpa. Kinda Sorta.

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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