Archive for March 4th, 2021

March 4th, 2021 - 10:00 pm § in Politics

GOP legislator axed by his own party

If this isn’t a man-bites-dog story, it’s certainly a dog-bites-dog story. “The GOP-controlled North Dakota House of Representatives voted 69-25 to expel one of its members over sexual harassment allegations,” after the North Dakota Legislative Council released 14 pages of co[...]

March 4th, 2021 - 4:06 pm § in Law and Courts

Amy Comey Barrett’s first opinion interprets FOIA

Trump-appointed Justice Amy Comey Barrett’s first opinion, supported by 6 other justices, upholds applying the Freedom of Information Act’s “deliberative process” exemption to email exchanges between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and two other federal agencies whi[...]

March 4th, 2021 - 1:45 pm § in America, Politics

PHOTOGRAPHY: Capitol Security

Want to blow up the Capitol? (See story here.) Come and get it. Depleting the population of domestic terrorists is no loss to our democracy. (Technical details: The rifles aren’t loaded, but an ammo magazine in a chest pouch is visible on the National Guard soldier on the left. With practice, [...]

March 4th, 2021 - 1:36 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Black man sues movie theater for kicking him out

A black man kicked out of a Phoenix movie theater despite having a ticket is suing the movie chain for racial discrimination. His video of theĀ  incident (watch it here), which occurred in 2019, went viral at the time. Accused of sneaking in, he showed the manager his ticket, but was ordered to leav[...]

March 4th, 2021 - 2:06 am § in America, Biden, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

House Dems pass voting rights bill, now comes World War 3 in the Senate

“House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation over unanimous Republican opposition” Wednesday night, sending to the Senate “what would be the largest overhaul of the U.S. election law in at least a generation,” AOL News said. (Read story here.) The bill takes[...]