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.
- Grammys Chief Calls Her Removal Retaliation for Exposing ‘Boys’ Club’ January 22, 2020Deborah Dugan, who was placed on leave, said that the Recording Academy’s lawyer sexually harassed her and that she had complained about financial and voting irregularities.Ben Sisario
- Analysis Said to Tie Hacking of Bezos’ Phone to Saudi Leader’s Account January 22, 2020Two United Nations experts plan to release a public statement Wednesday morning “addressing serious allegations.”Karen Weise and Matthew Rosenberg
- Republicans Block Subpoenas for New Evidence as Impeachment Trial Begins January 22, 2020Republicans made last-minute changes to their proposed rules to placate moderates, but they held together to turn back Democratic efforts to subpoena documents.Nicholas Fandos
- Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak Poses a Test to China's Leadership January 22, 2020The new virus has killed at least nine and infected more than 400 people in China, with confirmed cases in the United States, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and South Korea.Javier C. Hernández
- Mission Impawsible: How Much ‘Cats’ Can a Person Take? January 22, 2020The assignment: Head to Boston to see the touring stage show and the movie musical all in one day. The result: a purr, a yowl or both?Alexis Soloski
- Baseball Hall of Fame: Derek Jeter and Larry Walker Join 2020 Class January 22, 2020Jeter came up a single vote short of becoming the second person to be named on 100 percent of the ballots. Walker was elected in his final year of eligibility.James Wagner
- Impeachment Trial Live: Highlights and Takeaways January 22, 2020Senators are expected to work late into the night as they consider a proposal for the proceedings from Senator Mitch McConnell. Here are the key highlights so far.Eileen Sullivan
- Architect of C.I.A. Interrogation Program Testifies at Guantánamo Bay January 22, 2020Appearing for the first time at the military war court, James Mitchell was defiant, saying he was there for the benefit of the victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families.Carol Rosenberg
- Barr Once Contradicted Trump’s Claim That Abuse of Power Is Not Impeachable January 22, 2020In a memo for the Trump team during the Russia investigation, the attorney general wrote that presidents who misuse their authority are subject to impeachment.Charlie Savage
- How to Defeat Trump and Catch a Frisbee January 22, 2020There is a winnable approach for Democrats in the impeachment trial.Thomas L. Friedman