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How to fight back and preserve your sanity in the age of Trump.
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Dealing a serious blow to the U.S. solar industry and despite protests from experts and a national trade group, President Donald Trump has approved a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panel materials.
Responding to recommendations from the U.S. International Trade Commission, which was lobbiedby two foreign-owned U.S.-based companies that argued they couldn’t compete with cheap materials from Asia, Trump on Monday authorized (pdf) a 30 percent tariff on solar cells and modules that will drop by 5 percent annually over the next four years.
U.S. solar companies, environmentalists, and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) decried the “reckless decision” that they warned, in the government’s effort to “keep foreign-owned Suniva and SolarWorld afloat,” will not only further endanger the planet but also “create a crisis in a part of our economy that has been thriving, which will ultimately cost tens of thousands of hard-working, blue-collar Americans their jobs.”
This decision will cause roughly 23,000 American jobs to be lost this year, including many in manufacturing, and will cancel of billions of dollars in investments in the U.S. economy. #SaveSolarJobs
— Solar Industry (@SEIA) January 22, 2018
“President Trump says his intention is to save jobs, but the specifics show this decision is a job killer,” said John Rogers, senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “Tens of thousands of jobs in the solar sector could be stamped out, and it could hurt momentum at a time when we need to massively ramp up clean energy to reduce carbon emissions.”
Trump imposes 30% tariff on imported solar panels–one more effort to try and slow renewable energy, one more favor for the status quo
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) January 22, 2018
“If Trump really wants to put America first, he should reduce our reliance on polluting energy sources that fuel climate change,” declared Howard Crystal, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD). “With Americans in Puerto Rico and Houston still struggling to recover from climate disasters, Trump should be supporting renewable energy rather than making it more costly.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, making him the first known member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet to be interviewed as part of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The New York Times reports that Sessions was questioned by Mueller’s team recently both as part of the Russia probe and as part of a probe to determine if Trump obstructed justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey last year. According to the Times, Sessions was questioned for “several hours.”
Megyn Kelly may be an NBC host now, but her January 22 monologue about actress Jane Fonda reveals how little Kelly has deviated from her signature Fox News diatribes.
This morning, Kelly devoted a three-minute monologue to attacking Fonda, a former guest on her show, and largely focused on the actress’ radical anti-Vietnam War activism in the 1970s. Kelly’s monologue exhibited classic Fox News feigned outrage about a guest Kelly seemed to originally have no problem booking. “This is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage. … She has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive,” Kelly said.
The attack on Fonda appeared to be in response to a comment Fonda made during an interview she and her Netflix costar Lily Tomlin did on Today last week. During the January 16 interview with anchors Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, Fonda made a joking aside referencing her interview with Kelly last September in which Kelly had awkwardly asked Fonda about her past plastic surgery. At the time, Fonda had deflected the question and had instead discussed the film she was promoting. Fonda has since spoken about the embarrassing exchange several times, noting she would still return to the show if Kelly “comes around and learns her stuff.”
NBC reportedly pays Kelly an annual salary of $18 million to host her hour of Today featuring interviews and monologues like the one this morning. She will be co-hosting the network’s State of the Union address coverage next week.
During her time as a Fox News host, Kelly was known for delivering race-baiting and anti-feminist rants, including dismissing campus sexual assault, declaring a black teenage girl attacked by Texas police was “no saint,” and insisting that Santa Claus and Jesus Christ were both white. A former Fox colleague reportedly toldYashar Ali that her monologue this morning “just shows that [Fox News] never made her do anything… this is who she is.”
From the January 22 edition of NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today:
- What Can Be Done About the Attention Economy’s Dark Side? Powerhouse Commission Ponders Reeling In Facebook and Google Before It’s Too Late
- The Definitive Guide to Understanding the Sinister Tactics Behind Trump’s Tweets
- Think Tank-Addicted Media Turn to Regime Change Enthusiasts for Iran Protest Commentary
Twitter’s chief operating officer (COO), Anthony Noto, is leaving the company after serving nearly four years in two roles. Former Goldman Sachs executive and NFL CFO Anthony Noto played a key role in helping Twitter become a public company before eventually joining as CFO in 2014. When Adam Bain stepped down as COO in November 2016, Noto stepped in temporarily. He served […]
Kim Huat gives you a piece of his economic mind.
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