A thorough airing of the impact of the plan is neccessary before it’s implemented

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The fact that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt sat several seats to the right of President Trump during his announcement of a $200 billion infrastructure plan on Monday was one clue that it was actually jam-packed with…

via Trump’s $200 billion infrastructure plan takes aim at the environment — Grist

Troubling information on multiple fronts

President Donald Trump’s embattled chief of staff, retired Marine Corps General John Kelly, served as an enigma in uniform. Under President Barack Obama, Kelly had problems following orders during his stint as Commander of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), headquartered in Miami, Florida. Geographical area commanders, such as SOUTHCOM, and the commander of U.S. Central […]

via John Kelly: An American Viceroy and Imperialist — Astute News

Literary and cultural projects are multiplying for people of Color

[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] Namrata Poddar (Kweli Journal) interviews Tiphanie Yanique—from the U.S. Virgin Islands—on publishing, storytelling, nationality and race. Here is her bio and excerpts from the interview. For the full piece, see Kweli: Tiphanie Yanique is a critically acclaimed American author of the poetry collection Wife, […]

via Race, Power and Storytelling: Interview with Tiphanie Yanique — Repeating Islands