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These 3 Republican former EPA chiefs just accused Trump of undermining science

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On Tuesday, former Republican EPA chiefs ripped Trump in an interview with ABC News and said they were “concerned” about the direction that Trump’s administration is taking.

“Washington looks for ways to divide people, and the environment is a way to do it. We’ve done a good job of cleaning up our air and water. But we still have more to do, and we are starting to backslide, which is why we are worried. There is more to do,” former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R-NJ) said.

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The ABC reporter then asked the group what grade they would give to the current leadership of the EPA.

Republican William K. Reilly said that he would give them a “D.”

“I would be a little lower than that,” Whitman said.

Whitman went on to say that she is mainly concerned about the disrespect of science.

“I’m really concerned about the disrespect undermining of science,” she said. “It is sending a message to young people — don’t care. Now they are trying to confuse issues like climate change to me that’s an enormous, enormous thing facing our grandchildren. They are rolling back regulations that will protect us.”

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‘People’s lives will be lost’: Psychiatrist warns ‘sociopath’ Trump is ‘getting worse’ — and failing in coronavirus response

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President Donald Trump's psychological problems are getting worse and could be consequential as America faces a potential COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday interviewed Dr. Lance Dodes, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"As you pointed out, Lawrence, this man is about himself. He really is not about the country, he's not about public health," Dr. Dodes said of Trump.

"Although he has already severely damaged the country by being a psychopath or sociopath -- in many ways, he's damaged democracy -- I think people's lives will be lost now," he warned. "Individual lives will be lost because of the way he's mishandling the coronavirus issue."

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‘Something really rotten’: Here’s the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia’s notorious 2018 election

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As the 2020 presidential campaign cycle grinds on, there’s renewed concern about the 21st century’s newest form of warfare: cyber-sabotage of government systems, including elections and online disinformation intended to incite unrest. But as Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary from Brave New Films, makes clear, partisan voter suppression tactics with 20th-century roots remain and can thwart multitudes of voters from changing their state’s political leaders.

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The real story behind Trump’s new lawsuit against the New York Times

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Wednesday was an ominous day for freedom of the press in this country, and I want to tell you why.

You may have heard or seen that President Trump filed a libel suit against the New York Times. Perhaps you weren’t surprised: the president is known to frequently disparage the Times even as he reads it obsessively. Borrowing a page from what I’ve referred to before as a Mount Rushmore of totalitarians, Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, Trump loves to call the press the “enemy of the people.”

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