Last week, rumors swirled that President Joe Biden Joe Biden Atlanta mayor won't run for reelection South Carolina governor to end pandemic unemployment benefits in June Airplane pollution set to soar with post-pandemic travel boom MORE had proposed a ban on burgers. The claims, first reported by UK tabloid The Daily Mail , led to audible gasps of outcry and sent many a meat lover on the defense. By now, news reports have surfaced the real story — Biden did not actually propose a plan to make Americans cut their beef intake in an effort to curb climate change. But, should he? What if that’s exactly what we need to save America and our world from the destructive perils of climate change? Even though Biden may not be encouraging us to cut beef, consider the mounting, emergent, and scientifically-grounded reasons for why we should do it anyway. The burger-banishing claims we heard last week were deciphered from a 2020 study , conducted by the University of … [Read more...] about Biden didn’t ban burgers, but should he?
Republicans wrestling over the future of the party are debating whether to embrace the culture wars that helped former President Trump Donald Trump How the United States can pass Civics 101 Elon Musk asks Twitter for skit ideas ahead of 'Saturday Night Live' appearance States now flush with cash after depths of pandemic MORE cement his popularity with the GOP base. The internal rift, which involves congressional leaders and potential 2024 presidential contenders, comes as Republicans have struggled to dent President Biden Joe Biden Fires, smoke, floods, droughts, storms, heat: America needs a climate resilience strategy Sen. Susan Collins pushes back 28 percent corporate tax rate, saying jobs would be lost Biden economic adviser frames infrastructure plan as necessary investment MORE ’s popularity and as they plot their strategy to win back the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms. While some in the GOP are eager to double down on … [Read more...] about GOP wrestles with role of culture wars in party’s future
From coffee machine manufacturers to social media giants to the NFL, progressive virtue-signalling has infected every inch of global corporate culture. It is now the most dangerous opponent of freedom in the west, threatening both the Trump agenda and freedom of speech. How did it start? How can it end? This week, the story is coffee machine maker Keurig, which pulled ads from Sean Hannity’s show at the prompting of Media Matters, and is now facing a conservative backlash of NFL-size proportions. But it isn’t just one or two companies engaging in virtue-signalling, it’s practically all of them. It’s Pepsi, which panders to antifa in its ads. Its Heineken, which salutes open borders in their adverts. It’s Twitter. It’s Starbucks. It’s KLM airlines. Despite vast differences in their products, services, and consumers, every industry seems to have the same virtue-signallers. From the moment of Trump’s inauguration, corporations have been engaged in a frantic struggle to … [Read more...] about Bokhari: Welcome to the Corporate Culture Wars
The left had a lot of fun this week mocking a false claim in some conservative circles that President Joe Biden was planning on limiting hamburger consumption. There are a few lessons in all of this. The first is obvious and has been driven home in the corporate media: Conservatives need to be more careful on the facts. By taking liberties on the potential costs of Biden’s climate goals, conservatives walked into a hailstorm of criticism that could easily have been avoided. The second and more important lesson is that the hamburger misinformation pales in comparison to the corporate media’s misinformation on Biden’s climate targets. Biden has proposed cutting U.S. emissions by 50% below 2005 levels by 2030. This is double the hugely ambitious target set by former President Barack Obama in 2015. Meeting Biden’s emissions targets would require major lifestyle changes that Americans may not want to make. But the media has done a great job of obscuring this fact, so people aren’t … [Read more...] about PATEL: Misinformation On Hamburgers Is A Joke Compared With The Media’s Misinformation On Climate
NOMADLAND (12A) 110mins ★★★★☆ THERE are people who go unnoticed. Our eyes glaze over at their bland clothes, they move with a slow shuffle and they work in jobs hidden from most. These are the people on whom Nomadland writer-director Chloe Zhao concentrates. The beige-wearing, grey-haired baby boomers are a new tribe in America: Nomads, a generation whose financial security was blown to bits by the 2008 economic crash. They cannot afford to retire or run a home. So they travel the country in camper vans, picking up seasonal jobs. We meet Fern ( Frances McDormand ) clocking in at a vast Amazon warehouse. She is a robust widow who used to work as a substitute teacher in Empire, Nevada, before the factory that employed most of the locals closed. Sackful of emotions Now alone, her home is a tiny, rundown van with a few cherished possessions and a bed too small to lie flat in. Fern seems to accept all this without self-pity. “I like work,” she replies … [Read more...] about Nomadland shines a warm glow on those otherwise unnoticed people