Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling | David Bond

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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

David Bond

There is no longer any population or place on earth untouched by PFAS contamination. We are living through a toxic experiment with no control group

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS. Photograph: Jim West/Alamy

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS.

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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling | David Bond

OpinionPollution

Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

David Bond

There is no longer any population or place on earth untouched by PFAS contamination. We are living through a toxic experiment with no control group

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS. Photograph: Jim West/Alamy

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS.

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NATO is in a strategic muddle

In public, this week’s NATO defense ministers meeting went off without a hitch.
As usual, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reaffirmed (for the zillionth time) Washington’s commitment to Article 5 of the NATO charter, where an attack on one member state is viewed as an attack on the entire alliance. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg bragged about NATO’s status as the oldest and most successful alliance in modern history.
But underneath the veneer of pious regularity lie problems, or at the very least disputes.

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The Evil Party

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Posted: Oct 24, 2021 12:01 AM

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com.

Evil is a very strong word, when used properly. Merriam-Webster defines it many ways, the most relevant to what I’m talking about being “morally reprehensible” and “arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct.” That is the modern left, the “progressive movement,” the “Democratic” Party. And to fight evil, to stop it, is the most important thing anyone can do.

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What Congress can learn from the fight over Obamacare

A Democratic president elected with his party in control of Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi putting the squeeze on her “moderate” members. So-called centrist Democratic senators sweating the fallout of their party’s agenda at home and putting the brakes on their leaders in Washington.
This is our national politics in 2021, but it also applies to Washington during the fall of 2009 as the legislative fight over Obamacare hit high gear. In many ways, both Republicans and Democrats carry the scars and the trophies from that period.

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JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Chancellor, leave our wallets alone!

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Chancellor, leave our wallets alone in your upcoming Budget! We’re taxed enough and it’s also unConservative
By Jeff Prestridge for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 16:51 EDT, 23 October 2021 | Updated: 17:15 EDT, 23 October 2021

I trust this week’s Budget will be a low-key affair because I’m not sure the electorate has the stomach for any more tax rises – now, come April next year, or stretching into the future.

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JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Chancellor, leave our wallets alone!

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Chancellor, leave our wallets alone in your upcoming Budget! We’re taxed enough and it’s also unConservative
By Jeff Prestridge for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 16:51 EDT, 23 October 2021 | Updated: 17:15 EDT, 23 October 2021

I trust this week’s Budget will be a low-key affair because I’m not sure the electorate has the stomach for any more tax rises – now, come April next year, or stretching into the future.

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Democrats’ time for magical energy thinking is over

OPINION:
Unfortunately for the United States, one of its political parties has become the home of magical thinking about energy. Here’s a hint: It’s not the Republicans.
Despite the Biden administration’s hopes to create a world in which solar panels and wind turbines power an all-electric automobile fleet, just last week, President Biden announced that the administration is considering a 20-year delay of new mining operations in northern Minnesota.

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Democrats’ time for magical energy thinking is over

OPINION:
Unfortunately for the United States, one of its political parties has become the home of magical thinking about energy. Here’s a hint: It’s not the Republicans.
Despite the Biden administration’s hopes to create a world in which solar panels and wind turbines power an all-electric automobile fleet, just last week, President Biden announced that the administration is considering a 20-year delay of new mining operations in northern Minnesota.

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The US must expel Turkey’s ambassador

Secretary of State Antony Blinken should declare Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic persona non grata.
That action is necessary following President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s directive to declare U.S. Ambassador David Satterfield persona non grata. Erdogan took that action Saturday after a joint human rights statement by various Western nations. That statement on Monday called for the release of Osman Kavala. A civil society activist, Kavala has been imprisoned since 2017.

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