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.
- How the United Arab Emirates Set Its Sights on Mars July 14, 2020The Hope orbiter will make contributions to research on the red planet, but the Emirati government really hopes it will inspire future scientists.Kenneth Chang
- San Diego Sheriff’s Deputy Is Charged With Second-Degree Murder July 14, 2020Deputy Sheriff Aaron Russell, 23, is accused of fatally shooting Nicholas Bils, 36, an unarmed man who escaped from a park ranger’s vehicle.Jenny Gross
- Live Coronavirus News Updates July 14, 2020California’s governor announced a sweeping rollback of the state’s reopening and Los Angeles and San Diego school districts will be online-only in the fall. Dr. Anthony Fauci returned to the White House.
- Hong Kong Oppositions Protesters Defy Security Law Threats in Primary Election July 14, 2020Voters turned out in high numbers to cast ballots in an unofficial primary for the city’s pro-democracy camp despite government warnings it might be against the new security law.Austin Ramzy, Elaine Yu and Tiffany May
- Here Are the U.S. States With Travel Restrictions July 14, 2020A third of states have strict measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.Karen Schwartz
- Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville Close Out Alabama’s G.O.P. Senate Runoff July 14, 2020Mr. Sessions, the former attorney general and current Trump adversary, and Mr. Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach, will face voters on Tuesday.Elaina Plott
- Tucker Carlson to Take 'Long-Planned' Vacation After Blake Neff's Resignation July 14, 2020On his Monday evening show, the Fox News host said racist and sexist posts by one of his writers, Blake Neff, were “wrong,” while castigating his detractors as “ghouls.”Michael M. Grynbaum
- U.S. Says Most of China’s Claims in South China Sea Are Illegal July 14, 2020The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo portends more American military operations to push back Chinese maritime activity and sanctions on Chinese companies.Edward Wong and Michael Crowley
- South Korea’s Women Are Still Waiting for Justice July 14, 2020Allegations against a prominent liberal mayor are the latest evidence in a series of terrible wrongs against Korean women.E. Tammy Kim
- Deutsche Bank and Jeffrey Epstein: Here Are The Executives Who Served Him July 14, 2020When New York regulators punished the bank for its work with Mr. Epstein, no individuals were named. The Times identified them.James B. Stewart