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More Guns Won’t Make Us Safer. Here’s What Might.

siiixth/Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This article first appeared on TomDispatch.com. Guns. In a country with more than 300 million of them, a country that’s recently been swept up in a round of protests over the endless killing sprees they permit, you’d think I might have had more…

Internal Emails Show How EPA Officials Lobby For Their Former Employers

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.Chris Kleponis/CNP/ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The Environmental Protection Agency wants to implement a controversial policy that would drastically limit the scientific research that the agency uses to write environmental rules. While environmental activists are concerned the change could undermine EPA rules on air pollution and…

Pesticide Executives Are Running Ag Policy for Donald Trump

Ron Sachs/ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. For nearly 30 years, Ken Isley served in the legal department of Dow Agrosciences, the pesticide division of chemical giant Dow. Most recently, he held the positions of vice president, general counsel, and secretary at the company, and on Thursday, the Trump administration tapped Isley…

Donald Trump Is Pondering How to Help the Coal Industry

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. President Trump is desperate to help out coal miners, but the problem is that nobody wants coal these days. Old coal-fired generating plants are being shut down, and earlier this year the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission turned down a request to subsidize them. So now…

Philippe Reines Is Writing a Book

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Atrios doesn’t like Philippe Reines: One of the great mysteries of Clintonland is they both surrounded themselves with people who are truly horrible at their jobs. Perhaps no one could have gotten good coverage for Clinton given the weird psychosis she inspires in the political…