Earth Day 1970

I attended the first Earth Day observation in Philadelphia.  I remember that poet Allen Ginsberg and Ed Muskie were among the speakers.  Muskie, who was the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 1968, was the favorite for the 1972 presidential nomination at that point.  Redbone, a Native American band, performed.

Here are articles about it.

Earthweek 1970

Time Magazine


Let It Bleed released 11/28/69

Let It Bleed is one of the best Rolling Stones albums and “Gimme Shelter” is my favorite Rolling Stones song.

The cover is great too – cake on the front. chaos on the back.

Let Them Eat Delia’s Cake, or Robert Brownjohn’s Let It Bleed

US traffic deaths

A few Republicans are criticizing Trump for meeting with Fuentes

Better late than never

Most Republicans are still quiet.

More on wealthy political donors (mostly to Republicans)

Health insurance coverage compared to political views by state

Yes, red states have fewer people covered. Some have even turned down Medicaid expansion even though the fderal government would pay for most of it,

Very few Republicans have criticized Trump for meeting with Fuentes

I guess they’re cool with anti-semitism. The GOP is a haven for bigots.