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.
- Europe Edition: Migrants, World Cup, Turkey: Your Tuesday Briefing June 18, 2018Here’s what you need to know to start your day.DAN LEVIN
- Kim Jong-un Visiting China for Third Time Since March June 18, 2018The North Korean leader’s trip, announced on Tuesday by Chinese state media, comes a week after his landmark summit meeting with President Trump in Singapore.JANE PERLEZ
- Trump Threatens Tariffs on Another $200 Billion of Chinese Goods June 18, 2018President Trump’s threat was the latest volley in a dizzying trade dispute that has pitted the world’s two largest economies against each other.ANA SWANSON, KEITH BRADSHER and KATIE ROGERS
- As Europe’s Liberal Order Splinters, Trump Wields an Ax June 18, 2018Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany struggled Monday to hold her coalition together. President Trump seemed to take glee in his ally’s troubles.PATRICK KINGSLEY
- Trump Clears Way for Health Plans With Lower Costs and Fewer Benefits June 18, 2018The administration is poised to issue a rule making it easier for small businesses to band together and create insurance plans that skirt many requirements of the Affordable Care Act.ROBERT PEAR
- Immigrant Children Cry Out in Audio Recorded at Detention Center June 18, 2018The audio, released by the news site ProPublica, captured the sounds of 10 Central American children who were separated from their parents by immigration authorities.RICHARD FAUSSET
- Mexico’s World Cup Captain Is on a U.S. Blacklist June 18, 2018Rafael Marquez is at his fifth World Cup. But Treasury Department sanctions over what it says are ties to a drug trafficker have scared off sponsors and made for some careful planning.TARIQ PANJA
- Trump Resisting a Growing Wrath for Separating Migrant Families June 18, 2018President Trump and members of his cabinet dug their heels in amid a growing outcry over his policy of separating families at the border.KATIE ROGERS and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
- IBM Unveils System That ‘Debates’ With Humans June 18, 2018Under development for six years, IBM Debater reflects a push toward machines that talk like humans. But it may have to work on getting to the point.CADE METZ and STEVE LOHR
- How Anti-Immigration Passion Was Inflamed From the Fringe June 18, 2018Jeff Sessions and Stephen Miller once shouted from the sidelines. Now they’re the driving force behind the policy separating immigrant children from parents.MICHAEL D. SHEAR and KATIE BENNER