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  • Trump's Draconian Budget Deals a Blow to Appalachia

    By Kerry Cardoza, Truthout | Report

    A supporter of Donald Trump shouts at a town hall-style event at the University of South Carolina Aiken, December 12, 2015. Trump's proposed budget will slash funding for many programs that people in the Appalachian region, which supported him heavily in the election, depend on. (Photo: Travis Dove / The New York Times) A supporter of Donald Trump shouts during a town hall-style event at the University of South Carolina, Aiken, December 12, 2015. Trump's proposed budget will slash funding for many programs that people in the Appalachian region, which supported him heavily in the election, depend on. (Photo: Travis Dove / The New York Times)

    Trump's first attempt at a budget targets programs that provide essential services to rural America, where one-third of families live paycheck to paycheck. Republican legislators from affected states were quick to voice their concerns, calling the cuts "careless and counterproductive."

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  • NAFTA Renegotiation Offers Opportunity to Curtail Corporate Power

    NAFTA Renegotiation Offers Opportunity to Curtail Corporate Power

    By Zane Dundon, Truthout | Op-Ed

    The investor-state dispute settlement clause gives corporations the power to challenge the laws and regulations of sovereign governments. With Trump's impending NAFTA renegotiation, it's important that the left demands the complete abolition of this undemocratic and unjust clause.

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  • Release of Arctic Methane "May Be Apocalyptic," Study Warns

    Release of Arctic Methane "May Be Apocalyptic," Study Warns

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    An impending release of methane hydrate across the Arctic could potentially doom life on Earth, according to a new study in a prestigious journal. The Permian Mass Extinction event that occurred 250 million years ago, annihilating 90 percent of species, was largely due to methane hydrate.

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