While President Biden has called climate change a “code red” crisis, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is poised to resist calls to ask financial regulators to rein in lending to the nation’s worst greenhouse-gas emitters. For now, Treasury officials appear unlikely to embrace the most dramatic steps pushed by climate advocates.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declared that Republicans will not vote to increase the Treasury’s authority to continue borrowing. As he has before, he has essentially created a new rule out of whole cloth to justify his actions.
The U.S. apology was welcomed. But they want someone held accountable for the attack that claimed 10 lives. Family members in interviews on Saturday expressed no visible animosity toward the United States government for killing their loved ones. But "forgiveness" may be too strong a word.
A small band of right-wing protesters decrying the treatment of the mob that overran the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was dwarfed by hundreds of police and news reporters. Police said they made four arrests and seized two weapons.
A scathing critique of 19th-century French mental health practices, a documentary chronicling the unfolding protests against the Venezuelan dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro and a David Lynchian meta-mockumentary are among the new offerings you can watch from home.