George grew up in Buffalo, NY and holds a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to joining The Nation, George was Senior Reporter/Blogger for ThinkProgress.org. He worked as a researcher for Michael Moore’s SiCKO and as an Associate Producer on “The Media Project” on the Independent Film Channel. His work has been published in The Los Angeles Times, Media Matters, and The Buffalo News.
The EPA kept its regulatory powers, but funding for climate science, wetlands protection, clean drinking water, nuclear waste disposal and more all got slashed.
Another week, another standoff over government spending. But hostage-taking Republicans aren‘t in as strong a position as they think they are.
Republicans tried to use the recent budget compromise to hurt the CFPB, but came away almost empty-handed.