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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Trump’s SOTU: ‘I Think it Was Great. I Think He’s Scared’

“He sees that everything is closing in on him. And he knows he’s losing the battle of public opinion when it comes to the actual substantive proposals that we’re advancing to the public.”

“I think that he needs to do it because I think he feels himself losing on the issues,” she said. “Every single policy proposal that we have adopted and brought to the public has been overwhelmingly popular, even some with a majority of Republican voters supporting what we talk about.”

Calgary kids challenge Tims tradition

Three young people in Calgary are challenging Tim Hortons to roll up the rim for the planet.

Mya Chau and Eve Helman, both 12, and Ben Duthie, 16, are behind a petition asking Canada’s iconic coffee chain to introduce a fully compostable or recyclable paper cup.

They also think the coffee chain, which has more than 4,600 stores worldwide and claims to sell two billion cups of coffee every year, can use its popular Roll Up the Rim to Win contest to encourage customers to bring in reusable mugs.

Dutch city decides to ‘diversify’ street names because too many honor ‘white Western men’

The liberal council of Rotterdam has passed a new “diversity” measure which ensures that all new streets in the densely populated Dutch city will be named to reflect the its “cultural diversity.”

A year after the proposal was introduced by Councilor Nadia Arsieni of the “liberal progressive” D66 party, Rotterdam City Council has confirmed that it’s adopting the measure.

The language of climate change—and the Anthropocene

Climate change, global warming, climate crisis—the operative term for the most pressing global issue seems to change by the year.

It’s how we discuss climate change that intrigues Hanna Morris, a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication, who will soon present a new paper that assesses climate news frames at the annual International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference this July in Madrid, Spain. She tackles the rise of the term “Anthropocene” in climate news, which can be summarized as a relatively new word that is meant to mark the beginning of a new epoch defined by human-caused environmental change.

Feds propose Sept. 30 for new ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ statutory holiday

The federal government wants to make Sept. 30 a new statutory holiday, focused on reconciliation with Indigenous Canadians.

Sept. 30, which is currently known as Orange Shirt Day, is focused on the experience of students at residential schools. The name refers specifically to the experience of one former student named Phyllis Webstad, whose shiny orange shirt — given to her by her grandmother — was taken away from her on her first day at a residential school.

Trump’s State of the Union address

President Donald Trump gave his second State of the Union address on Feb 5, 2019. The speech came at a particularly fraught moment in American politics, marked by the longest government shutdown in U.S. history and the president’s strained relationship with Congress.

They have truly lost their minds.