Dahr Jamail, Truthout: In addition to droughts and floods, anthropogenic climate disturbances scientists and astronauts can see from space include fires, insect outbreaks and more direct human impacts like excessive logging.
Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog: In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks.
Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Congressional Republicans are on the offensive against the Environmental Protection Agency after launching a probe into alleged “collusion” between the agency and a major environmental group in drafting proposed carbon emission rules for power plants.
Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company: Senator Warren speaks about the problems facing middle-class Americans. “Washington works for those who can hire armies of lobbyists, armies of lawyers, and get just the rules they want. It doesn’t work so well for American families,” she says.
Hannah Allam and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy: The nascent strategy calls for working with European and Arab allies to confront the group not only in Iraq, where the United States is conducting air strikes, but also in Syria, where the United States has failed to fulfill its years-long promise to help build a moderate rebel force.
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: This is the 21st century – and, supposedly, the “land of the free and the home of the brave” – and it’s time our policing reflected that. We can take steps toward that goal by introducing national standards for policing – and working to end systemic racism.
Roger Annis, Truthout: The cease-fire in Ukraine is indubitably good news, as is the resistance to both war and austerity the months of fighting have instigated in both eastern and western Ukraine. But winter is coming, and many uncertainties remain.
Dean Baker, Truthout: Are you worried about the government running deficits in the hundreds of billions of dollars and a debt in the trillions? If so, then you should be really angry at people calling for the Federal Reserve Board to raise interest rates.
In today‘s On the News segment: California is still suffering with an extreme drought; we already know what trade agreements do to our economy, but the proposed EU-US deal also poses a threat to our food safety; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission just solved one of the industry’s greatest dilemmas – where they can store all that radioactive waste; and more.
Thelma Mejia, Inter Press Service: Poverty and violent crime are the main factors driving Hondurans to attempt the dangerous trek to the United States, experts say. Between October 2013 and May 2014, an estimated 13,000 unaccompanied Honduran minors reached the United States.
Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report: The substance of the president’s August 28 statements was lost in the repetition of nonsense and silly jokes about his tan suit. That is unfortunate because the president used this occasion to tell terribly dangerous lies about this country and the rest of the world.
GOP Dilemma: Government Has Made Health Insurance Available for More People, and They Vote
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Even with its privatized bias and flaws, Obamacare has proven that improving health care options for the population strengthens the nation’s well-being – and directly confronts the pernicious impact of rule by domination, individualism and exclusion.
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Finally, Wall Street Gets Put on Trial
The NRA’s Multimillion-Dollar New Ad Campaign Is Despicable
The European Court Confirms: The CIA’s “Black Sites” Operated in Poland
In Battle for Senate, a Debate Over “Corporate Deserters”?