Beware the Trump Administration

The New Progressive Alliance keeps references that allies and friends may use in support of the Unified Platform such as Make Your Case!  One of our resources that we maintain is a growing list of references for the article Don’t Let These People or Organizations Fool You    As with the Clintons, the large number of references on Trump became unwieldy for that article so we gathered them separately in this article. This article will be continuously updated with new references.

Democrats constantly allege the republicans are so bad that people must vote for democrats. Democrats then quickly abandon any principles once in office. Still, modern day Republicans are not traditional conservatives and we should not forget that  they - like their democratic colleagues – are also largely on the same wrong path as the democrats. The democrats have better rhetoric, but their actions are largely the same as their republican colleagues. See Make Your Case!

Though the New Progressive Alliance has the structure to build as an organizing tool, in the absence of enough dedicated volunteers it serves as a poor man's think tank that can help make a case for others. Below, then, is documentation on the Trump administration. All are welcome to use as desired.

1-Journalists who celebrated Obama and demonize Trump are only empowering the new President

2-PBS Runs A Three-Hour Series Glorifying The DeVos Education Agenda (which is) Funded by conservative foundations devoted to privatization, this program is the definition of paid propaganda.

3-EPA accelerates purge of scientists - Members of the EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors were told that they would not see their tenure renewed.

4-An Insider's View: The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America: In deep-red white America, the white Christian God is king.

5-Trump Administration Goes After Clean Water

7-Trump Is Continuing And Expanding All Of Bushbama’s Worst Policies

8-Emergency Climate Crisis is upon us

9-The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

10-Another US agency deletes references to climate change on government website - The term ‘climate change’ was changed to simply ‘climate’ on website of the National Institutes of Health, the world’s leading public health research body

11-Trump's Lawyers Sue Greenpeace Over Dakota Pipeline, Making Jaw-Dropping Accusations - Greenpeace calls the suit "a pattern of harassment by corporate bullies, with Trump's attorneys leading the way."

12-Has the Liberal Media Enabled a Nationwide Crackdown on Trump's Political Enemies? - The president's smear of the "alt-left" echoes what mainstream outlets have been saying for months.

13-EPA moves to rewrite limits for coal power plant wastewater

14-Fighting Climate Change Means Protesting More Than Donald Trump - It's not just our current president; our political and economic system as a whole refuses to take climate change or the survival of millennials and younger generations seriously.

15-Jeff Sessions Is Aiding and Abetting Police Departments Who Want to Seize Property of People Convicted of No Crime

16-New study finds that climate change costs will hit Trump country hardest - In the USA, the southeastern states are most vulnerable to the costly impacts from human-caused climate change

17-Perry’s Grid Study Calls for Easing Pollution Rules on Power Plants - The Department of Energy study also concedes that the electricity grid can handle renewable power.

18-Empowering Science Advice

19-Scott Pruitt's Crimes Against Nature - Trump's EPA chief is gutting the agency, defunding science and serving the fossil-fuel industry

20-Trump Admin. Halts Mountaintop Mining Health Risks Study by National Academies: West Virginia officials had asked for the study after scientists described increased risks of cancer and birth defects near surface coal mining operations.

21-Trump Energy Dept's Pro-Coal, Pro-Nuclear Report 'Not Worth Paper It's Written On' - Critics say agency report is little more than "propaganda" and "talking points memo for coal and nuclear subsidies"

22-US science envoy resigns in protest at Trump policies - Energy researcher Daniel Kammen faults US president’s positions on climate change and energy and his failure to condemn white supremacists.

23-Whistleblower Case Shows How Trump Tries to Silence Science - A top federal scientist working with Alaska Native communities on climate change talks about abuses of power and intimidation, while a report details other tactics.

24-Penalties Against Polluters Drop 60% Under Trump

35-'Muffled' Climate Scientists Relocate to France as Trump's Disregard Blatantly Continues

36-'Neglect and Bureaucracy': Six Months After Maria, Trump Condemned for Failed Response in Puerto Rico

37-3.5 million Americans face disease & death in Puerto Rico. What the hell is Trump doing?

38-67 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump

39-Accumulating Evidence: Federal Scientists are being Silenced

40-Ajit Pai’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People

41-Alex Azar, Trump’s HHS Pick, Has Already Been a Disaster for People With Diabetes - While he was at Eli Lilly, the company more than tripled the price of its best-selling insulin.

42-Anti-Science Climate Deniers Taking Over EPA Science Advisory Board - An influential panel could soon be stacked with the anti-science friends of polluters.

43-As Lawmakers Accuse DeVos of Lack of Regard for Students, Her Own Staffer Admits 'Things Have Gotten Pretty Awful Here' - "What do you mean, there's no data?" a lawmaker asked Secretary of Education during tense hearing. "There is study after study after study."

44-Betsy DeVos was “confused” about protections for students with disabilities — so she scrapped dozens. The Trump administration is rolling back guidelines meant to protect students with disabilities.

45-Boycotting the President’s Brand

46-CDC banned from using 'evidence-based' and 'science-based' in official documents: report

47-How Trump Plans to Evict Poor Families From Public Housing - The president’s budget proposal is a shocking assault on millions of people who rely on rental assistance. 

48-Hurricane Harvey: Trump's Weather Cuts Are Now in the Eye of the Storm - Donald Trump has proposed cutting the federal weather satellite agency’s roughly $2 billion budget by 18 percent.

49-Nearly all members of National Park Service advisory panel resign over frustration with Zinke

50-Fossil Fuel Industries Pumped Millions Into Trump's Inauguration, Filing Shows

51-Macron trumps Trump with 'Make Climate Great Again' campaign

52-Millionaire Trump Adviser Says Americans Can 'Buy A New Car' With $1,000 Tax Cut

53-Nearly all members of National Park Service advisory panel resign over frustration with Zinke

54-Trump’s Nominee For CIA Director: This Is What Happens When There’s No Justice For Torture

55-Major federal climate report rebuts everything Trump administration has said about climate change

56-New Report on Radioactive Tap Water Renews Concerns About Trump Nominee for Top Environmental Role - Critics are challenging Trump's "outrageous" and "alarming" move to renominate the former head of a Texas environmental agency who has admitted to falsifying reports of radiation levels in drinking water

57-One-Third of the Trump Team Has Ties to the Koch Brothers

58-Perry's Coal Proposal Unlikely to Reverse Historic Decline

59-President Trump directs EPA to ease air quality rules he says suffocates industry

60-President Trump Inc: An Analysis of President Trump’s Financial Disclosures: What we Know, Don’t Know, and Why It All Matters

61-Proposed Tax Reform Bill Has ‘Disastrous Implications’ for Renewable Energy

62-Protestors Halt Trump’s 'Clean Fossil Fuels' Panel at COP23, Dismissed as 'Promoting Tobacco at a Cancer Summit'

63-Pruitt tells climate deniers he’ll stop counting value of lives saved for new rules - Scott Pruitt plans to stop tallying the co-benefits of cutting pollution.

64-Pruitt, Zinke and Perry Target Clean Air and Water Rules to Curb 'Burdens' on Energy Sector

65-Puerto Rico's Catastrophe Puts Trump's Ineptitude on Full Display - So far, Trump’s response to the Puerto Rico disaster is to tell us he’s doing an “amazing” job. Despite that ocean!

66-Report: Trump Bans 'Transgender,' 'Fetus,' 'Science-Based' From CDC Documents

67-Report: White House Wants to Cut Renewable Energy Programs by 72%

68-Trump's Interior Secretary Claimed Wind Power Leads to Global Warming. His Numbers Are Wrong

69-Scott Pruitt Declares War on Wind and Solar Energy, While Fossil Fuels Get Billions in Subsidies - During a recent trip to Kentucky coal country, the EPA chief proposed ending renewable energy tax credits.

70-Scott Pruitt Kills Agency That Studies Chemicals Harmful to Children

71-Scott Pruitt Will Restrict EPA's Use of Legitimate Science - The Administrator's “transparency” proposal is a fundamentally flawed Trojan Horse

72-Secretary Perry Seeks Market Rules That ‘Properly Value’ Coal, Nuclear Generation

73-The 4 Biggest Banks Have Already Made $2.3 Billion Off Trump’s Tax Law

74-The GOP Plan Is the Biggest Tax Increase in American History, By Far

75-The Mayor of San Juan Isn’t Finished With Donald Trump: “Power Does Not Make You a Good Person” - She explains how Puerto Rico is grappling with the new normal.

76-The stupidity of Trumpcare: Government will spend $33 billion more to cover 8.9 million fewer Americans, as premiums soar

77-The Top 10 Lies In The Trump Budget

78-The US Government’s Climate Change Site No Longer Contains the Words ‘Climate Change’

79-Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Tweeting While Rome Burns 

80-Tomgram: Arnold Isaacs, The False Case Against "Foreign-Born Terrorists"

81-Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, When a Voice Tells You You'll Never Be Enough

82-Tomgram: Nomi Prins, How to Set the Economy on Fire

83-Tomgram: Nomi Prins, In Donald Trump's Washington, The House Always Wins 

84-Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Trump the Flamethrower 

85-Tomgram: Subhankar Banerjee, The Destruction of a Vast Transnational Nursery? 

86-Trump Administration Eliminates Animal Welfare Rules

87-Trump administration halts study of offshore oil inspections

88-Trump Administration Is Now Auctioning Off Public Land in Utah for Oil and Gas - The land is located near protected national monuments.

89-Trump Administration Tells Puerto Rico It’s Too Rich for Aid Money

90-Trump Administration Waives Punishment For Convicted Banks, Including Deutsche — Which Trump Owes Millions

91-Trump and DeVos call for massive cuts to college student aid programs

92-Trump Picks Another Non-Scientist for Science Post and Makes a Disastrous Choice for Drug Czar

93-Trump to allow imports of African elephant trophies

94-Trump To End Funding For Early Warning Earthquake Detection System

95-Trump Votes For Death Penalty For Being Gay

96-Trump Wants to Cut 355 National Weather Service Jobs Despite Record-Breaking Disasters in 2017

97-Trump’s EPA Chief is Reshaping Food and Farming: What You Need to Know - The legendarily anti-EPA Scott Pruitt is trying to undo the agency’s work through rollbacks, inaction, and decimating its workforce.

98-Trump's Lawyers Sue Greenpeace Over Dakota Pipeline, Making Jaw-Dropping Accusations - Greenpeace calls the suit "a pattern of harassment by corporate bullies, with Trump's attorneys leading the way."

99-Trump’s Pick for EPA Safety Chief Argued Kids Are Less Sensitive to Toxins

100-Trump’s SEC Blocks Shareholder Climate Resolution at Oil Company’s Request

101-US votes against UN resolution condemning gay sex death penalty, joining Iraq and Saudi Arabia - America one of 13 countries on Human Rights Council to oppose historic vote

102-Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Cleaning House, Enabling War

103-Top CFPB Official Sues Trump Administration As Showdown Over Agency Heats Up

104-A Whistle-Blower Alleges Corruption in Rick Perry’s Department of Energy

105-We Are Living in a World Where the President Merrily Tweets While the World Is on Fire

106-White House Says Cutting Meals on Wheels Is ‘Compassionate’

107-White House wants to help states, cities offload infrastructure

108-You’ll Be Shocked to See the Deductions You’ve Lost Under the New Tax Bill

109-Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Last Men Standing 

110-Why Trump's New Strategy for Afghanistan Is the Disaster You'd Expect It to Be - A battlefield for an endless American war.

111-Trump Reinstates Program to Turn Police into the Standing Army Our Forefathers Warned Us About

112-Trump Reverses Restrictions on Military Hardware for Police

113-'Did Climate Change Kill … People in Ellicott City?' Team Trump is doing everything it can to “ignore” climate science.

114-'This Is a Big Deal': Fearing 'Public Relations Nightmare,' Pruitt's EPA Blocked Release of a Major Water Contamination Study Journalists, members of Congress, environmental and public health advocates, and water experts are all calling on the Trump administration to "immediately" release the report

115-As black lung disease makes comeback, Trump seeks to weaken coal miner protections

116-Why does Trump get away with corruption? Because Bill and Hillary Clinton normalized it

117-Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

118-Feds block government archaeologists from speaking at a major science conference

119-Here’s Why Trump’s New Strategy to Keep Ailing Coal and Nuclear Plants Open Makes No Sense

120-NYT: For-profit college fraud investigations scaled back under Betsy DeVos

121-Pruitt bars AP, CNN from EPA summit on contaminants, guards push reporter out of building  The journalist said she was grabbed by the shoulders and shoved outside. The EPA said there was no room but later reversed course and let the reporters in.

122-Report: Top Trump donor agreed to pay Michael Cohen $10M to promote nuclear power project

123-Scott Pruitt Is an Ethics Nightmare, But So Is Ryan Zinke

124-Still scraping by while the bankers celebrate

125-Tomgram: Engelhardt, Overdosing in Twenty-First-Century America   America's Addictions: Opioids, Donald Trump, and War  

126-Tomgram: Nomi Prins, The Disrupter-in-Chief 

127-Trump administration attempts to tweak capital gains tax only to benefit the rich  But tax analysts said the proposed tweak would create more tax shelters and increase national debt.

128-Trump EPA to shred rules on toxic pollution

129-Trump Isn’t Another Hitler. He’s Another Obama.

130-Trump White House axes NASA research into greenhouse gas cuts

131-Donald Trump has some thoughts on fighting wildfires. They’re nonsense.   Humans are increasing wildfire risks, but “bad environmental laws” aren’t the problem.

132-The Jaws Presidency   at http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176450/tomgram%3A_john_feffer%2C_the_jaws_presidency/#more

133-As Trump Drags US Backwards, China's Massive Spending on Clean Energy Delivers Reduction Targets 12 Years Early  While maintaining economic might, the trillions of dollars spent by China on renewable energy appears to be paying off

134-Buried, altered, silenced: 4 ways government climate information has changed since Trump took office

135-Climate change: local efforts won't be enough to undo Trump's inaction, study says

136-Trump Presidency Linked to Substance Use, Mental Health Issues Among Teens

137-Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Will China Be the Next Global Hegemon? 

138-Tomgram: Dilip Hiro, Trumping Trump? 

139-Tomgram: Engelhardt, History, Memory, and Donald Trump 

140-Trump’s Craziest Climate Speech Ever Explains His New Dirty Energy Policy

141-US interior secretary's school friend blocking climate research, scientists say

142-Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, The President as Pimple 

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