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.
- Breonna Taylor Case, Live Updates: Grand Jury Indicts 1 of 3 Officers September 23, 2020Protesters demanded justice after Ms. Taylor was killed by police officers in her Louisville apartment.Rukmini Callimachi, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and John Eligon
- Biden Calls Rush to Replace Ginsburg a ‘Gigantic Mistake and Abuse of Power’ September 23, 2020Joe Biden warned that women’s rights would be “gone” if President Trump’s replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is approved. Here’s the latest.The New York Times
- Nation Begins Mourning a Transformative Figure in American Law September 23, 2020Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored as a pioneer of women’s rights who brought the nation closer to its vision of equal justice. Here’s the latest.The New York Times
- Men Promised a Woman for Ginsburg’s Seat. Is That What Women Want? September 23, 2020The pledges on both sides of the aisle have produced mixed feelings among voters, inspiring some while leaving others exasperated by what they see as political posturing.Sydney Ember and Rebecca R. Ruiz
- Ask Kara Swisher anything. She’s talking about her new podcast “Sway,” and more at 1 p.m. EST on reddit. September 23, 2020 The New York Times
- Join Michelle Cottle to discuss politics and the perils of riding the Trump Train. September 23, 2020 The New York Times
- Coronavirus News: Live Updates September 23, 2020Johnson & Johnson plans to enroll 60,000 participants in its Phase 3 trials. Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top U.S. health officials testified before a Senate panel.
- Republican Inquiry Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing by Biden September 23, 2020The report delivered on Wednesday appeared to be little more than a rehashing of unproven allegations that echoed a Russian disinformation campaign.Nicholas Fandos
- Business Updates: Justice Dept. Seeks to Weaken Shield for Big Tech September 23, 2020 The New York Times
- A Historic Opening for Anti-Abortion Activists September 23, 2020With conservatives looking set to gain another vote on the Supreme Court, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List says she senses a turning point.