When a one percenter breaks a financial law, it’s just about expected that all they’ll do is pay a fine, avoid prison, and on their life goes. It’s a sad injustice, but that’s the current norm. With macabre and disgusting crimes, like rape and murder, surely no one is exempt from justice after committing such, right? Not in one instance, which is horrifying.
Earlier this week, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report that outlines a grim future for the planet with the current rate of climate change. Days later, the Republican-led House passed a bill to restrict climate change study in government agencies.
Right-wing conservative pundit Glenn Beck has been sued for defamation after he accused a Muslim victim of the Boston Marathon bombing of funding the attacks. Abdulrahman Alharbi, who was 19-years-old when he was injured at the Boston Marathon, filed a federal lawsuit against Beck and the companies The Blaze Inc., Mercury Radio Arts, and Beck’s radio syndicator Premiere Radio Network.
In a 5-4 decision today, the Supreme Court of the United States has removed limits on campaign finance contributions. Instead, the Court appears to have left in place limits on donations to a single candidate. The removal of these limits and the reliance single candidate limits is another step in the tradition of this Court to favor the super-wealthy and bow before the altar of big business.
It’s been one year since the GOP released their autopsy report, where they actually acknowledged that they are facing some very serious internal problems. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and I have Think Progress’ Ian Millhiser talks about what Republicans have accomplished in the last year in their attempt to remake the party.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. appears on The Ed Show on MSNBC to talk about the 5th IPCC assessment, and the dire warnings that it issues as the effects of climate change become more and more intense.