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
Category: What we are reading
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.
- Military Investigating Suspected ‘White Power’ Hand Gestures Flashed at Game December 16, 2019The Army and Naval academies said they were looking into whether hand symbols by cadets and midshipmen at a football game on Saturday were related to hate groups.Johnny Diaz
- Schumer, Pushing McConnell to Negotiate, Lays Out Plan for Impeachment Trial December 16, 2019The Senate Democratic leader wants to seek testimony from Mick Mulvaney, John Bolton and other White House officials, and subpoena documents the White House has withheld.Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Michael D. Shear
- Anti-Semitism or Free Speech? College Students Cheer and Fear Trump Order December 16, 2019Students across America wondered whether an executive order targeting anti-Semitism would “backfire” on Jewish students.Myah Ward and Dan Levin
- U.N. Climate Talks End With Few Commitments and a ‘Lost’ Opportunity December 16, 2019A key United Nations meeting ended early Sunday with the United States and other big polluters blocking even a nonbinding effort to enhance their climate targets next year.Somini Sengupta
- Trump’s Lasting Legacy December 16, 2019America has changed under this president.Charles M. Blow
- The D.N.C. Chairman Knows No One Is Happy. Neither Is He. December 16, 2019Tom Perez has the worst job in American politics, and he beat Pete Buttigieg to get it.Reid J. Epstein
- G.D.P. Is Broken, but We Can Fix It December 16, 2019There’s finally momentum for better economic statistics.David Leonhardt
- The Impeachment Process Is Barely Functioning December 16, 2019Hyperpartisan politics and an implacable president may break Congress’s ability to check him.Elizabeth Drew
- After Volcano Blast, New Zealand Asks if Adventure Tourism Can Last December 16, 2019The eruption on White Island has set off an intense debate on exploiting nature for thrills.Jamie Tarabay
- 400 Rounds of Ammunition Found at Pawnshop Connected to N.J. Killings December 16, 2019The police arrested the owner of the store in Keyport, N.J., on criminal weapons charges.Christina Goldbaum and Ashley Southall