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.
- Sri Lanka Bombings Live Updates: Deadly Carnage at Churches and Hotels April 21, 2019At least six explosions were said to have killed about 189 people. It was not immediately clear who was responsible.THE NEW YORK TIMES
- Blasts at Churches and Hotels in Sri Lanka Said to Kill Almost 200 April 21, 2019The sites targeted included three churches celebrating Easter Mass and three high-end hotels in Colombo, the capital.DHARISHA BASTIANS, JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and KAI SCHULTZ
- Mueller Report, Sri Lanka, N.B.A. Playoffs: Your Weekend Briefing April 21, 2019Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.REMY TUMIN and ELIJAH WALKER
- The Kingpin in Heels Returns April 21, 2019Kate del Castillo is back as the infamous druglord on “La Reina del Sur.”CONCEPCIÓN DE LEÓN
- How Michael Cohen Turned Against President Trump April 21, 2019The president’s longtime fixer had, for months, sought “a little loving and respect.” Confidential emails and texts chronicle their momentous falling out.BEN PROTESS, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and MAGGIE HABERMAN
- Why It Matters That Trump and Michael Cohen Had a Falling Out April 21, 2019As Mr. Trump’s longtime fixer, Mr. Cohen had an intimate view of his boss’s personal and professional lives. The collapse of their relationship has cast a shadow on the presidency.WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
- The Week in Books April 21, 2019Robert Caro, Abby Wambach, the Mueller report and more.
- HELSINKI DISPATCH: Finland’s Hobbyhorse Girls, Once a Secret Society, Now Prance in Public April 21, 2019For years, a subculture of teenage hobbyhorse enthusiasts flourished under the radar. Now the craze is a national export, and a celebration of girlhood.ELLEN BARRY and DMITRY KOSTYUKOV
- Columbine Survivors Reflect, and Reckon With Specter of Future Shootings April 21, 2019On the 20th anniversary of the Colorado school shooting, survivors gathered to remember their classmates who were killed. Several said they now worry about their own children.JULIE TURKEWITZ
- Sunday Routine: How Bette Smith, Soul Singer, Spends Her Sundays April 21, 2019Born and bred in Bedford-Stuyvesant and now living in Park Slope, the performer likes to slow down the pace on the weekends with yoga, meditation and time with her dog, Jeremiah.SCOTT ENMAN