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.
- Trump’s Aggressive Advocacy of Malaria Drug for Treating Coronavirus Divides Medical Community April 7, 2020While Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged caution in using hydroxychloroquine, some doctors are prescribing it to patients who have the virus despite the fact it has never been tested for it.Peter Baker, Katie Rogers, David Enrich and Maggie Haberman
- White House Adviser Warned of Risks of Pandemic; Trump Misleads on Testing April 7, 2020Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, has been moved to intensive care, and the Supreme Court rejected an extension of Wisconsin’s voting deadline.
- Trade Adviser Warned White House in January of Risks of a Pandemic April 7, 2020A memo from Peter Navarro said failure to contain a coronavirus outbreak could lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths and trillions of dollars in economic losses. It is the most direct warning known to have circulated at a key moment among top administration officials.Maggie Haberman
- Untitled April 7, 2020 The New York Times
- ‘Swept Up by FEMA’: Complicated Medical Supply System Sows Confusion April 7, 2020The Trump administration’s new method for distributing medical supplies has led to charges of confiscation.Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Jack Nicas
- Space Crime Allegation Leads to Charges Against Astronaut’s Ex-Wife April 7, 2020The astronaut Anne McClain had faced accusations that she had improperly accessed a bank account from the International Space Station. But prosecutors said her accuser lied about some details.Mike Baker
- Free Access to Coronavirus Coverage April 7, 2020The Times is providing free access on the coronavirus crisis. Start here for a guide to all our coverage.The New York Times
- Coronavirus in New York: Despite Staggering Death Toll, Outbreak Could Be Slowing April 7, 2020Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that glimmers of hope could continue only if New Yorkers maintain discipline and suppress an impulse to gather.Alan Feuer
- I Think We’re Alone Now. Welcome. April 7, 2020I had become very good at being on my own. Now, suddenly, I see myself everywhere.Glynnis MacNicol
- Body of Kennedy Family Member Found in Chesapeake Bay April 7, 2020Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her 8-year-old son drifted into the bay after paddling out in a canoe to retrieve a ball. Her body was recovered on Monday evening.Maria Cramer, Michael Levenson and Neil Vigdor