electric cars. A major component is the lithium ion battery. Friends of Earth Europe, the largest grassroots environmental network in Europe, says that mining lithium for batteries causes significant leaching of toxic chemicals into groundwater, is a major contributor to water scarcity issues, and causes extensive air pollution. Unfortunately, electric cars are not the only products that have these batteries; cellphones have them too.
Advocates who are not regular adherents to the central ideas behind trickle-down economics have been handed a gift of sorts in the Republican repudiation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s six-year-long conservative tax experiment. The skeleton of the experiment was simple: Cutting taxes would stimulate the economy and Kansas would see better times. In Brownback’s speeches, he said there would be no interruption of essential services. But, after years of proof to the contrary, even the Republicans were tired of robbing Peter to pay Paul each year to balance the budget. In the face of ever more bleak job and business numbers, last week they rejected the prospect of continuing on that course. The lawmakers essentially voted to reinstate taxation at close to its former levels.
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Mr. Pence had retained a criminal defense lawyer to represent him in the various investigations encircling the White House.
justices – even those who come from humble beginnings – lead lives that are very different from those of the average American.
the truth is, we’re not really independent—nor have we fully known what it’s like to be poor in America—because we’ve always been surrounded by safety nets.