Oil and car companies are suddenly investing in electric vehicles. Here’s why.

Game-changing advances in batteries are happening so fast that, this week, oil giant BP announced it would invest $20 million in an Israeli company that could allow an electric car to be charged in five minutes. On Wednesday, German battery maker Sonnen announced $71 million in…

Tennessee has no sanctuary cities, but it just banned them anyway

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) announced Monday that he would allow a bill banning sanctuary cities in the state to become law without his signature — despite the fact that Tennessee has no sanctuary cities and state law already prohibits such status. “I think the…

Trump’s plan to cut Planned Parenthood funding will do a lot more than target abortion

In a proposed regulation expected to be announced this week, the Trump administration plans to fundamentally change the country’s only federal family planning program dedicated to providing reproductive care to low-income people, by cutting funding for clinics that provide abortions and barring doctors from telling patients…

Michigan State settles with 332 Nassar victims for $500,000,000

On Wednesday, after two days of closed-door hearings, Michigan State University announced that it had reached a $500,000,000 settlement with the 332 victims of Larry Nassar’s abuse who have come forward. Half a billion dollars is a staggering amount of money to comprehend, but it’s…

Austrian prosecutors charge 17 members of far-right group for racist and xenophobic stunts

State prosecutors in Austria announced this week that they were pressing criminal charges against 17 members of the “Identitarian Movement,” a far-right group which has risen to prominence in recent years with a series of provocative stunts. The charges, which prosecutors said on Monday are against…

The EPA’s new Office of Continuous Improvement ignores some important details

On Monday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the creation of a new “Office of Continuous Improvement,” meant to boost productivity inside the agency and cut operational waste. The office will expand the agency’s “lean management system,” which encourages employees to focus staff…

US steps up pressure on Iran with new round of sanctions

Announced the same day as Israel launched its largest-ever direct assault on Iranian infrastructure in Syria, the sanctions mark a further step by US imperialism in the direction of an all-out military confrontation with Iran. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author:

STATEMENT: Decision to End Honduras TPS Is Immoral and Unwise, Say CAP Immigration and National Security Experts

Léalo en español Washington, D.C. — Today, the Trump administration announced that it will terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for nearly 57,000 Hondurans, with an 18-month delay, effective January 2020. Tom Jawetz, vice president of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement…