WNDC Statement: Trump Brings Us Closer to War With Order to Kill Iran’s Top General

In killing Iran’s top military leader, President Trump has tossed a lighted match into the volatile Middle East and brought America closer to war.            Why now?             Why did Trump take this extraordinarily dangerous step just days before he faces an impeachment trial in the Senate and just months before a presidential election in which candidates … Read more WNDC Statement: Trump Brings Us Closer to War With Order to Kill Iran’s Top General

2020 Positions on War Fever

The US government is now conducting counter-terror activities in 80 countries. We spend more than $1 trillion each year on national security and defense. Polls show that Americans are tired of our military involvement in Middle East wars, and the US Senate—in a bi-partisan vote—approved measures to block sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia. But … Read more 2020 Positions on War Fever

The Mueller Report Unpacked — Part 2: Making Sense of the SCO’s Conspiracy Findings

By Tracy Weiss, Co-chair, Foreign Policy Task Force, WNDC Committee on Public Policy and Political Action OVERVIEW As detailed in Part 1 of this WNDC Special Report, the Special Counsel’s Office (SCO)1 found that Russia conducted a multi-pronged attack—designed to benefit candidate Trump and hurt candidate Clinton—against the 2016 Election. Specifically, Russia’s IRA operated a … Read more The Mueller Report Unpacked — Part 2: Making Sense of the SCO’s Conspiracy Findings

The Mueller Report Unpacked — Part 1: An Emerging Theme of Donald Trump’s Presidency and Russia’s Attack on the 2016 Presidential Election

OVERVIEW I am in the process of reading the entire redacted Special Counsel Office’s (SCO) Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference1 in the 2016 Presidential Election (Report). I will break my analysis into three successive parts: part one follows below and focuses on Russia’s attack on the 2016 Election and related unanswered questions; next … Read more The Mueller Report Unpacked — Part 1: An Emerging Theme of Donald Trump’s Presidency and Russia’s Attack on the 2016 Presidential Election

WNDC Statement: Carnage at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

Members of the Woman’s National Democratic Club are outraged and sickened over Saturday’s horrific slaughter of our fellow human beings during Jewish Shabbat services. We are witnessing yet another mass shooting rampage brought about by a lethal combination: hate and an obscene and easy access to military-style weapons. An assassin’s act of hate-fueled violence has … Read more WNDC Statement: Carnage at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

What Has Been the Impact of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law on the Homicide Rate? New Analysis Shows Starkly Increased Bloodshed

Last week the Center for American Progress Action Fund released an analysis showing that approximately 4,200 people have been killed by guns and that these murders were a “direct result of its ‘stand your ground” law passed in 2005.”  This represents a 31.6% increase in the homicide rate and an increase of 8% over the … Read more What Has Been the Impact of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law on the Homicide Rate? New Analysis Shows Starkly Increased Bloodshed

New EPA Rule on Energy Production

The EPA under Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has the same agenda as it did under Scott Pruitt: weaken environmental regulations to benefit big corporations. The Obama Clean Power Plan (CPP), if implemented, would have greatly cut greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants from the generation of electrical energy. EPA now wants to make coal great again … Read more New EPA Rule on Energy Production

Florence Releases Coal Ash

A little over two months ago, on July 17, EPA Acting Director Wheeler issued a revival of former Director Pruitt’s attempt to relax regulations of coal ash storage facilities at coal-fired power plants.  An article in the Issues Watch eblast of July 20 (“Coal Ash Redux”) announced this dangerous move, and described the heavy metals … Read more Florence Releases Coal Ash