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Fri Jun 9, 2023, 07:00 PM

The party of pollution, disease and death: When Republicans tell you who they are, believe them

In the name of imaginary freedom, Republicans are willing to let many people die. In fact, they're proud of it

By MIKE LOFGREN


PUBLISHED JUNE 9, 2023 5:30AM (EDT)

In its current session, the U.S. Supreme Court weakened the federal government's authority to enforce the Clean Water Act.

The mainstream media have been assiduous in explaining to us that the case involved knotty issues of constitutional limits to regulatory authority, the extent to which Congress may delegate powers to agencies, Fifth Amendment takings and so forth. A more daring analysis might have suggested that the decision demonstrated that the Republican-led court, reflecting the GOP's traditional hatred of regulation, was attempting to dismantle what Steve Bannon called "the administrative state." But even that fails to convey the true significance of the ruling.

Descriptions like those given above are the means by which conventional media accounts of our politics normalize the abnormal and pretend everyone is operating in good faith, if perhaps acting from principles we may not agree with. So let's try to describe the court's decision in plain English.

The Supreme Court, acting as the judicial arm of the Republican Party, weakened the Clean Water Act because it wants polluted water.

https://www.salon.com/2023/06/09/when-tell-you/



( This issue aside, today is an historic day, a former POTUS is indicted on federal charges, and more likely to come. I am hopeful for the US political system because with accountability the next demagogue may not believe it is worth the trouble to run for president. )

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Fri Jun 9, 2023, 07:16 PM

1. thank you for the article

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Fri Jun 9, 2023, 09:04 PM

2. K&R

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