Managing Delta requires
Your Dec. 13 editorial (“Biden offers hope for preserving the health of the Delta“) accurately notes that “preserving the well being of the Delta needs to be one of many state’s highest priorities.” Nonetheless, doing so based mostly on outdated science and information gained’t get you there. A “flows-only” method that rejects critically necessary water storage tasks will fail. Sadly, that’s the method referred to as for by the editorial.
Govs. Gavin Newsom and Jerry Brown deserve credit score for pursuing collaborative, watershed-wide approaches to restoring the Delta and at-risk species. They’ve additionally invested in large-scale infrastructure tasks to ship a protected, dependable water provide for California’s atmosphere and its communities. With the state’s inhabitants anticipated to high 50 million by 2050, California can’t merely preserve its method out of its water woes.
Earlier efforts to guard at-risk species by limiting water provides have failed. Crafting a brand new, extra collaborative method based mostly on the most recent science and expertise is California’s finest alternative for a profitable water answer.
Household Farm Alliance
Klamath Falls, Ore
Blackwater pardons don’t
comport with justice
The rash of pardons being issued by the quickly to be ex-president was very disheartening. It was dangerous sufficient that lots of the ones reported had been for his political supporters and allies, however the straw that broke the camel’s again had been these issued for 4 members of Blackwater that had been convicted of murdering 17 civilians in Iraq.
I believed pardons had been issued to right an injustice that was foisted upon somebody, not for people that dedicated what may solely be labeled “struggle crimes”. I merely ask why had been these males pardoned?
Fb silencing allies
of India’s protesters
With the huge onslaught of protests towards India’s farm payments, censorship of the protests and why farmers are protesting towards them has been on the rise. This isn’t solely censorship by the Indian authorities or media, that is censorship by the monarch of all social media platforms: Fb.
Posts, assets, and pages have been mysteriously “shadow-banned” or are outright disappearing from all Fb-owned platforms resembling Instagram and WhatsApp — each of that are closely used to share info on the protests and to boost consciousness on atrocities towards India’s minorities.
Fb and Google each have a monetary stake within the neoliberal farm payments. With Silicon Valley’s energy, cash, and connections to India, massive tech right here has a duty to guard the voices of India’s farmers and minorities and to deal with their platforms as public items quite than marketable objects that revenue from and hurt India’s most marginalized.
A Trump victory was
by no means within the numbers
Remembering again to all these raucous rallies and glitzy boat parades, President Trump’s supporters can’t consider he really misplaced to President-elect Biden. However for all their fervor, the Trumpsters made severe miscalculations.
First, for all of the MAGA adoration, Trump has by no means had an approval ranking higher than 47%. Even through the COVID disaster when his numbers ought to’ve skyrocketed, Trump’s approval ranking really fell.
Second, it’s only a proven fact that there are extra registered Democrats than Republicans which explains why Clinton in dropping the Electoral School nonetheless beat Trump by 3 million votes. If you add to this Democratic majority all of the disaffected Republicans just like the By no means Trumpers and the Lincoln Undertaking people, it’s really stunning that Trump solely misplaced by 7 million votes.
So Trump’s “I’ll solely lose if there’s widespread fraud” marketing campaign is bogus. His re-election was by no means within the numbers.