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.
- U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Gathers Speed, Amid Accusations of Betrayal October 21, 2019More than 100 American military vehicles entered Iraq on Monday, accelerating a pullout that greatly reduces American clout in Syria.Ben Hubbard and Patrick Kingsley
- Netanyahu Fails to Form a Government, Leaving Israel as Divided as Ever October 21, 2019Israel’s president will offer the chance to form a government to Mr. Netanyahu’s chief rival, Benny Gantz, a former army chief.David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner
- How Florida Republicans Are Talking About Impeachment October 21, 2019Working-class Republicans see Donald Trump as a white businessman who made a lot of money. The investigations only strengthen their kinship with him.Darlena Cunha
- Trump Dismisses ‘Phony Emoluments Clause,’ Defending Doral October 21, 2019President Trump compared himself to George Washington, who he said operated a business while he was president.Annie Karni
- Trump Rages Over Republican Defections as Democrats Press on Impeachment October 21, 2019President Trump said that while Democrats have been “vicious” and united in attacking him, Republicans were not fighting hard enough on his behalf.Michael D. Shear
- Why Hillary Clinton Shouldn’t Trade in Conspiracy Theories About Tulsi Gabbard October 21, 2019The problem is not just paranoia. It’s also that she questioned a candidate’s motives rather than the soundness of her views.Tim Wu
- U.S. Is Quietly Reducing Its Troop Force in Afghanistan October 21, 2019The reduction, which officials say could gradually drop the number of troops by several thousand, is happening even without any deal with the Taliban.Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Mujib Mashal
- $260 Million Opioid Settlement Reached at Last Minute With Big Drug Companies October 21, 2019The deal involves large pharmaceutical distributors and Teva, resolving cases that sought redress from the devastation caused by two decades of opioid abuse.Jan Hoffman
- ISIS Reaps Gains of U.S. Pullout From Syria October 21, 2019The troop withdrawal ends American operations against the terrorist group conducted jointly with a Kurdish-led militia.David D. Kirkpatrick and Eric Schmitt
- Drug Cartel Control Is Not Peace October 21, 2019The decision to release El Chapo’s son is a reminder that Mexico needs a coherent strategy to fight violence.Ioan Grillo