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.
- U.K. and U.S. Officials Spar Over ‘Vaccine Nationalism’ December 3, 2020With cases in the U.S. blowing past the spring peak, more than 100,000 people were hospitalized for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Experts warn that the nation could be facing the most difficult time in its public health history.The New York Times
- Trump Fed Appointee Christopher Waller Is Confirmed December 3, 2020The confirmation came as Republicans scramble to fill open slots before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. Here’s the latest.The New York Times
- McConnell Says ‘Compromise Is Within Reach’ on Stimulus Bill December 3, 2020Senator Mitch McConnell left the door open to reaching a deal, but dismissed Democrats’ concessions as meaningless. Here’s the latest.The New York Times
- ‘Sign o’ the Times’: How Prince Wrote and Recorded a Classic Song December 3, 2020In the latest Diary of a Song, the Prince Estate and his closest collaborators offer an unprecedented peek into Prince’s creative process.Joe Coscarelli, Alicia DeSantis, Antonio de Luca, Ruru Kuo, Kaisha Murzamadiyeva, Kevin Oliver and Shane O’Neill
- Cyberattacks Discovered on Vaccine Distribution Operations December 3, 2020IBM has found that companies and governments have been targeted by unknown attackers, prompting a warning from the Homeland Security Department.David E. Sanger and Sharon LaFraniere
- Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Choice December 3, 2020Will she join the Supreme Court’s grievance conservatives?Linda Greenhouse
- Sale of Arctic Refuge Oil and Gas Leases Is Set for Early January December 3, 2020The Trump administration, hastening its last-ditch effort to allow drilling there, said the sales would happen 30 days after an announcement is published in the Federal Register on Monday.Henry Fountain
- Biden Should Go Big, and Then Brag About It December 3, 2020Voters in both red and blue states have revealed what they want from government.Bryce Covert
- Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, 94, Is Dead; Struggled to Transform France December 3, 2020As a conservative president and a descendant of nobility, he sought to make government more responsive to the people but was thwarted by an economic slowdown, demographic shifts and an imperious bearing. He died of Covid-19.Jonathan Kandell
- A Return to Decency December 3, 2020As the ugly Trump era recedes, the United States should seek not a restoration but a reinvention of old ties.Roger Cohen