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
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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.
- Murda Beatz, an ‘Alien’ in Rap, Can’t Stop Making Hits October 23, 2018One of the year’s most successful hip-hop producers — a favorite of Drake, Migos and Travis Scott — is a Canadian who resembles Shaggy from “Scooby Doo.”JOE COSCARELLI
- Red Sox vs. Dodgers: A World Series Matchup That’s a Long Time Coming October 23, 2018The Dodgers and the Red Sox share big payrolls, rich histories and many players who have worn both uniforms. But they last faced each other for the championship more than a century ago.TYLER KEPNER
- Bolton Rejects Russian Entreaties to Stay in Nuclear Treaty October 23, 2018The national security adviser told a news conference in Moscow that the United States remained committed to quitting a Soviet-era nuclear pact despite Russian objections.ANDREW E. KRAMER
- Standing Ovation for Saudi Crown Prince Thrusts Conference Attendees Into Limelight October 23, 2018Investors from around the world gathered in Riyadh for a conference, but the killing the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s role in it loomed large.ALAN RAPPEPORT
- At George Soros’s Home, Pipe Bomb Was Likely Hand Delivered, Officials Say October 23, 2018The motive of the would-be bomber behind the explosive, found in a mailbox at the billionaire philanthropist’s home in a New York suburb, remains unclear.WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
- A 630-Foot Ferris Wheel Meant to Boost Staten Island’s Image Is No More October 23, 2018The developers behind what was billed as one of the world’s tallest Ferris wheels announced an end to a plan designed to draw tourists to Staten Island.PATRICK McGEEHAN
- Stocks Claw Their Way Back From an Early Slide Amid China Worries October 23, 2018Caterpillar set the tone when it warned that tariffs on steel were having an effect on costs, and China’s slowing economy pushed down demand for some 3M products.MATT PHILLIPS
- For Holiday Guests, a Comfy Bedroom on a Budget October 23, 2018Create a welcoming guest room with Wirecutter’s budget-friendly picks for bedding, bath towels, air and foam mattresses, and more.WIRECUTTER STAFF
- Trump Rallies for Republicans, but Finds ‘Do Not Enter’ Signs in Some Races October 23, 2018Candidates covet an appearance with Mr. Trump in areas loyal to him, but large swaths of the country where he is unpopular have become virtual no-go zones for him.JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
- Sandra Day O’Connor, First Woman on Supreme Court, Reveals Dementia Diagnosis October 23, 2018Justice O’Connor, 88, said she received the diagnosis “some time ago” and would withdraw from public life. She encouraged the next generation of leaders to promote civic engagement.MATTHEW HAAG