The 2018 Short Session was a triumph for that part of the right wing that is attempting to create a permanent majority by changing rules to silence and diminish all opposition. Herein, current information and background, ignored legislative offerings, reading suggestions, and action notices. “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -Thomas Jefferson.Read More
Category: What we are reading
The poor are some of the smartest and most resourceful people we have in our society. They are survivors and that makes for an amazing education.Read More
World Bank on Tuesday said it would by 2019 end all financial support for oil and gas exploration – huge news!
There is a great opinion piece in the New York Times today about the finanacial industry’s movement towards divesting away from fossil fuels. Amen! Fracking ruined our home town and everything around it in West...Read More
The book “$2.00 A Day, Living on Almost Nothing in America” by Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer shines a spotlight on the consequences of government policies on the lives of individuals and families caught in deepening poverty in the years since the welfare reform legislation of 1996 and after the 2008 financial crisis. Poverty in America is not new but it is worsening and a greater percentage of the American people are now living in poverty. –Dr. Jessie Fields, NY.
The number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to one and a half million American households, including about three million children.
- Alex Jones’s Legal Team Is Said to Have Sent Child Porn in Sandy Hook Hoax Case June 18, 2019Lawyers for families of victims in the 2012 shooting said the legal team acting for Mr. Jones, the conspiracy theorist, sent them child pornography, adding that they have notified the F.B.I.Rick Rojas and Aaron Randle
- New Zealand Man Gets 21 Months for Sharing Video of Christchurch Attacks June 18, 2019Philip Arps, who owns an insulation company that uses white supremacist symbols, also sent a copy of the video to be doctored to look like a first-person-shooter video game.Charlotte Graham-McLay
- We Must Prepare for the Next Pandemic June 18, 2019We’ll have to battle both the disease and the fake news.Bruce Schneier
- Why Bernie Sanders Isn’t Afraid of ‘Socialism’ June 18, 2019His economic project and his political project are indistinguishable.Jamelle Bouie
- Trump’s Abuse of Executive Privilege Is More Than a Present Danger June 18, 2019He’s making it harder for future presidents to govern.Neal K. Katyal
- The AMLO-Trump Deal Is Punishing the Most Vulnerable June 18, 2019A new U.S.-Mexico immigration agreement may slow down the Central American immigration wave but won’t stop it. It’s simply too powerful.Jorge Ramos
- Why South Africa Can’t Avoid Land Reforms June 18, 2019A mobilization spearheaded by student and labor movements is focusing on the land question to address the social legacy of apartheid.Mahmood Mamdani
- Harvard’s False Path to Wisdom June 18, 2019Sometimes sin is an opportunity for redemption.David Brooks
- ‘This Is All So Deeply Personal, but I Too Will Speak Out’ June 18, 2019Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s essay about why she chose to have an abortion sparked a flurry of personal accounts — and some pushback — from readers.Lisa Tarchak and Rachel L. Harris
- Why Isn’t Trump a Real Populist? June 18, 2019He seems determined to betray his base.Paul Krugman