“You say you love your children above all else and yet you are stealing their futures before their very eyes.” - This 15-year-old activist @gretathunberg just called out world leaders for their global inaction on climate change.
Yesterday I held an interactive video town meeting with students from five Vermont middle schools to discuss civic engagement and democracy, as well as some of the crucial challenges facing the United States. It is critically important that students understand from a young age that democracy is not a spectator sport. Democracy only works when ordinary people all across this country are informed and engaged on the major issues facing our nation. I am very grateful for the teachers at Albany Community School, Crossett Brook Middle School, Putney Central School, Randolph Union Middle School and Twinfield Union School for helping organize this meeting, and most of all, for the wonderful kids who participated. I was very impressed by their questions, and really enjoyed taking with them.
The Senate just passed my resolution to stop U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. This is the first time ever that the Senate has voted to end an unauthorized war.
What the Senate did today is say that the United States Congress is sick and tired of abdicating its constitutional responsibility on matters of war. We will not continue to have our military posture dictated by a despotic, murderous regime in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen has resulted in the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth. That crisis is 85,000 children starving to death; 10,000 new cases of cholera every single week; and the United Nations telling us that Yemen is on the verge of imminent famine.
I want to thank my colleagues and the many people at the grassroots level who helped us pass this historic resolution. Today, 45 years after the passage of the War Powers Act, the U.S. Senate finally used that authority for the first time.
We have a president of the United States who wants to shut down the government. That’s incomprehensible.
“I don’t look at a recession as a bad thing.” - Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase (one of the big banks that crashed the economy 10 years ago).
What's it like fleeing a wildfire? Listen to this nurse describe how she and her team narrowly escaped California's recent climate change-fueled disasters.
Sears wants to give its executives $25 million in bonuses after closing over 100 stores and laying off thousands of employees. My friends, this is what a rigged economy is all about.