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Friday January 4th, 2019 night edition

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“I think that it only has ever been radicals that have changed this country,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said.

| Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Congress Ocasio-Cortez floats 70 percent tax on the super wealthy to fund Green New Deal.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is floating an income tax rate as high as 60 to 70 percent on the highest-earning Americans to combat carbon emissions.

“What is the problem with trying to push our technological capacities to the furthest extent possible?”

“There’s an element where yeah, people are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes.”.

Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that in a progressive tax rate system, not all income for a high earner is taxed at such a high rate.

Rather, rates increase on each additional level of income, with dramatic increases on especially high earnings, such as $10 million. »

Australians care if politicians tell lies, but people in the US don’t

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Researchers who asked people in the US their views on politicians who frequently bend the truth found that fact-checking had little impact, whereas for Australians it did change their political opinions.

The findings in Australia are positive and encouraging, says team member Stephan Lewandowsky of the University of Bristol in the UK.

They suggest fact-checking is a genuine counter to politicians who regularly make false statements. »

Brazil’s New President Moves to Kick Indigenous People off Their Land Just Hours After Taking Office

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The move came a day after Bolsonaro signed a provisional measure dismantling FUNAI, Brazil’s bureau of indigenous affairs.

Under the 1988 constitution, indigenous territories grant exclusive use of land to indigenous peoples, explained Shenker.

Without official territorial boundaries to protect the land of they live on, some indigenous people are at risk of extinction, Shenker said. »