RISE Fall Events / Eventos de RISE del otoño

Civic Saturdays Resume! Saturday, September 9, 10 – 11:30am, Roslindale Community Center Boston-based historian and educator Kevin M. Levin discusses: “Understanding Confederate Monuments in the Wake of Charlottesville.” Read more. Children’s Immigration Story Hour Saturday, September 16, 11am, Roslindale Public Library Branch Join us for a fun morning with story hour and art projects centered on…

Why Obamacare Defeated Trumpcare

by Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine, March 24, 2017 Read the article. Posted by: David Gallogly Summary: This is a terrific summary of the issues and ideology around health care and why efforts by the Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare failed.

EPA emerges as major target after Trump solicits policy advice from industry

By Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, 4/16/2017 Read the article From: Justine Summary: This article discusses how the Trump administration is proposing significant regulatory changes that were recommended by manufacturers and trade associations Relevance: Favoring the point of view of industry represents a political shift and undermines the purpose of regulations, which is to ensure that…

This time Congress is not Helping Trump Destroy the Planet

By Rebecca Leber, Mother Jones, April 13, 2017 Read the article From: Justine Summary: This article discusses the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a 1996 law that lets Congress overturn federal rulemaking with a simple majority vote. The Trump administration is using this law to work toward overturning regulations passed by the Obama administration. Relevance: The…

Trump-care is Dying: Now Let’s Kill the Insane Ideology behind it.

By Jon Schwarz, The Intercept, April 3, 2017 Read the article Posted by: David Summary: Paul Ryan’s and the Freedom Caucus’ bizarre notions about health care are exposed as absurd and barbaric. Ryan says that healthcare is a commodity that should be treated like any other consumer product. The Freedom Caucus contends that the free…

On Tyranny

Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century By Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, 2017 Read a summary Posted by: Eric Summary: This short book is an expanded version of Snyder’s viral blog post that lays out the lessons of twentieth century Europe’s tragedies of fascism, Nazism and communism. Relevance: This is a map of the dangers…

Donald Trump and the rise of tribal epistemology

Journalism cannot be neutral toward a threat to the conditions that make it possible. By David Roberts, Vox, March 22, 2017 Read the article Posted by: Eric Summary: The right has rejected core institutions and norms, and in the process pushed the media to adjust and in doing so to normalize the descent into tribalism….

Congress and Trump Won’t Terminate the EPA

Instead, they’ll restrict the agency in far subtler ways By Robinson Myer, The Atlantic, February 16, 2017 Read the article Posted by: Justine Summary: Congress is gearing up to take small steps to limit the power of the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases, make businesses comply with environmental rules, and use science and public health data…

Paul Ryan’s Wonk Shtick Is Getting Old

It’s time for the House speaker to just stop pretending he’s trying to do “health care reform” and admit what he’s really up to. By Jason Linkins, Huffington Post, March 11, 2017 Read the article Posted by: David Summary: Paul Ryan’s plan is not to replace the ACA but to repeal it, cut Medicaid dramatically…