This continuing column has encouraged me when things look bleak. Those who have fought for what is right have made a difference. GoodNewsRoundup cites the progress made by those who resist and puts a positive spin on what we have accomplished. We must continue to fight!
This week's Good News Roundup:
Trump is a total loser and only getting losing-er but the Resistance is strong: Tuesday's Good News
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/7/18/1681504/-Trump-is ... -s-Good-News
- For the Love of Pigs
"Truth, Justice and the American Rule of Law shall win the Day. We will get through this. Together."
We gotta just keep telling ourselves that.
Trump's Days in the White House are Numbered: Saturday's Good News
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/1/6/1730229/-Trump-s-D ... -s-Good-News
Nobody is above the law. Be ready to fight if trump fires Mueller:
I have signed up to protest in case this happens.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/8/1747303/-The-Rats- ... -s-Good-NewsA civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless.
— James A. Baldwin
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/2/1941800/-Seven-Rea ... turday-s-GNR
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/1/23/2011108/-Thirty-t ... turday-s-GNR
p.s. there are also tons of Bernie memes and a few other twitter jokes besides the meat of the good news!
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/9/11/2121952/-Sunday-G ... -you-boosted
The good news (which came from the Good News Network) has to do with the White House banning paywalls on taxpayer funded research!
White House Bans Paywalls on Any Publication Containing Taxpayer-Funded Research
When I go looking for info on guinea pig illnesses/drugs/treatments, it sometimes leads me to research papers. Now some of those papers will be available!
This is big! Really big, IMO!
Anyway, from the Good News Network link above:
Reading more on that page, it appears these scientific publications often retain exclusive access to publicly funded research for a year. Now it must be available immediately.The White House ruled this week that scientific research which is taxpayer-supported must be available to the American public at no cost—addressing the expensive paywalls that block online viewing of studies in many journals.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) delivered guidance for agencies to update their public access policies as soon as possible to make publications and research funded by taxpayers publicly accessible immediately upon publishing, without an embargo or cost. All agencies will fully implement updated policies, including ending the optional 12-month embargo.
The current optional embargo allows scientific publishers to put taxpayer-funded research behind a subscription-based paywall – which may block access for innovators for whom the paywall is a barrier, even barring scientists and their academic institutions from access to their own research findings, unless they pay.