Archive for November 16th, 2021

November 16th, 2021 - 11:53 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Did an Iowa town whitewash a lynching?

Grinnell is a college town of 9,564 mostly-white folks (fewer than 2% African-American) a long way from anywhere. In September 2020, a local black man was found in a ditch, a rope around his neck, and his dead body on fire. A jury has decided his girlfriend’s white ex-boyfriend did it. On Tues[...]

November 16th, 2021 - 9:13 pm § in Democrats, Politics

Are the Democrats throwing immigrants under the bus?

“Democrats are set to leave immigrants in the lurch again” That’s the headline of a Vox article published on Monday, November 15, 2021 (here). I say, “click bait.” Why? That article begins, “The House may soon vote on Democrats’ $1.75 trillion budget reconciliat[...]

November 16th, 2021 - 12:20 pm § in Economics, Schools & Colleges

Why school bus drivers are striking

A Kentucky school bus driver says she makes $19,000 a year (story here). In Rhode Island, drivers for three school districts unionized, then authorized a strike after the school bus company refused to bargain (story here). In Minneapolis, school bus drivers unanimously authorized a strike if mediati[...]