President Donald Trump has sought to shape the conversation around rising oil prices this year by attacking OPEC on Twitter.
Trump has blamed OPEC for higher oil prices, especially at times when his decision to restore sanctions on Iran was pushing up the cost of crude.
OPEC is poised to defy Trump and launch a fresh round of production cuts following a two-month collapse in oil prices.
Forest fires in California. An automatic recount in tight Florida races for senator and governor. A stock market plunge.
From the start of the Trump Presidency, many Beltway wise men, and more than a few of Donald Trump’s own advisers said, Don’t pay attention to the tweets; forget the overheated language and the alarming one-liners coming out of Trump’s constant campaign-style rallies. Pay attention to the policy. They repeated this even after Trump fired his White House chief of staff and Secretary of State on Twitter, and started making policy announcements to his followers that his advisers didn’t know about. They are still, essentially, telling us to disregard what the President says.
The Trump administration has drafted a new set of regulations on planet-warming emissions from cars and light trucks that would dramatically weaken Obama-era standards. The proposal, if implemented, would also set up a legal clash between the federal government and California by challenging the state’s authority to set its own, stricter, air pollution rules.
On the 45th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, clinic abortion rates in the United States are plummeting, having decreased by an unprecedented 25% between 2008 and 2014. Some of this decline may be due to improvements in contraceptive use, but it is likely that the hundreds of state-level restrictions that have shuttered abortion clinics and increased the cost of getting an abortion have resulted in many women being unable to get one.
Feminism is back, with a vengeance, and you can thank
Donald Trump for that. No, seriously. The pussy-grabbing scam artist, ignoramus, and vulgarian with zero government experience, who ran on “Lock her up!” and gold-plated racism, won the White House against a former US senator and secretary of state, a woman with many progressive and
Garner may have been the victim of the stress of trauma and poor health care for black women.
With so much at stake in President Trump’s tax scam, advocates for women and families are telling members of Congress to say NO to what Trump and the GOP have planned for giveaways to wealthy people and corporations and YES to the notion that everyone deserves an opportunity to succeed and thrive regardless of their income, identity, or background.
Dozens of senior officials have been reassigned at the Department of the Interior, including Dr. Virginia Burkett, who contributed to the IPCC reports that won the Nobel Peace Prize.
It has been a year of reckoning for women in the United States. It began with hundreds of thousands of women across the country and the rest of the world marching for women’s rights. It would close out with powerful men like Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein accused of serial sexual harassment and abuse of women — and finally facing consequences for their behavior.