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World leaders reaffirm their commitment to the Paris agreement

  • On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the historic Paris climate agreement.
  • As Trump spoke, political leaders around the globe took to social media to share their dismay at his decision and to reaffirm their own commitment to the accord. Read more (6/1/17)
  • Paris also illuminated City Hall in green light in defiance of US pulling out of Paris climate agreement. Read more (6/1/17)

The Climate Mayors have a message for Trump following Paris agreement withdrawal

  • In response to Trump’s announcement, a group of 61 mayors representing 36 million Americans who call themselves the “Climate Mayors” released a statement condemning the president’s actions.
  • They’re promising to continue with the spirit of the accord, with or without Trump. Read more (6/1/17)

Democrats slam Trump’s plan to leave Paris agreement: “One of the worst foreign policy blunders”

  • Democrats on Capital Hill responded to President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will leave the Paris climate agreement with dire warnings about the future of the globe.
  • In a statement, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said the decision “could go down as one of the worst foreign policy blunders in our nation’s history.” Read more (6/1/17)
Referencing Schiff, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse observed that “if President Obama had sent in a nominee who had called Justice Kennedy a ‘judicial prostitute,’ the other side of this dais would have its hair on fire.” Whitehouse didn’t even bother to question the lawyer/blogger, yielding his time with the observation that “this just isn’t normal.”

Polemicists in Robes” by Dahlia Lithwick for Slate.

Aside from accusing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy of being a prostitute, another of these three nominees for permanent appointment to the federal court once wrote in his blog about an anti-bullying lesson in California:

“I have not seen the proposed lesson, but … it seems to teach not only that bullying of homosexuals is wrong, but also that the homosexual lifestyle is … good, and that homosexual families are the moral equivalent of traditional heterosexual families.” 

This is seriously not normal.