Archive for July 23rd, 2022

July 23rd, 2022 - 6:16 pm § in Politics

Does Wyoming have character?

Wyoming is a very red state; in 2020, Trump beat Biden 70%-27% there, and its legislature sports 57 Republicans to 12 Democrats. But the state is so sparsely populated it has only one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Like its governor and U.S. senators, its congressperson is a statewide el[...]

July 23rd, 2022 - 1:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

A brief primer on why Civil Service exists and why we shouldn’t let GOPers tamper with it

“Donald Trump plans to enact a massive purge of federal workers and fill their positions with loyalists should he win re-election in 2024.” According to Wikipedia (here), “The civil service is a collective term for … career civil servants hired on professional merit rather th[...]

July 23rd, 2022 - 12:55 pm § in Business, Health

Heat danger and federal law

“Excessive heat has been the leading weather-related killer in America for 30 years,” Huffington Post says. “Getting sick because of heat is an unfortunately common risk.” But workers have little legal protection if employers fire them for refusing to work in dangerously hot [...]