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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 - 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 - 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[...]

March 3rd, 2021 - 8:04 pm § in Biden, Politics

CNN vets key 2022 Senate races

CNN has identified 10 Senate seats it considers mostly like to change hands in 2022. Each party currently holds 5 of them, so if all 10 seats flip, the Senate’s partisan composition will stay the same — 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans. That would be a win, of sorts, for the Democrats as [...]

March 2nd, 2021 - 9:23 pm § in America, Politics

The Covid-19 baby bust

It seems counter-intuitive, but 9 months after Covid-19 lockdowns began, two dozen states reported a 7% drop in their birth rates; and, the Brookings Institution is predicting “a large, lasting baby bust” in 2021. The explanation? “It’s not the main reason births have declined du[...]

March 2nd, 2021 - 6:48 pm § in Business, Economics, Politics

Biden signals support for unions

During the fall campaign, President Biden promised to be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.” Those weren’t empty words. He immediately fired the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel and deputy general counsel, both Trump appointees. On Sunday, February 28, [...]

March 2nd, 2021 - 12:31 pm § in Politics

Photo of the day

‘Stage design conspiracies are outrageous,’ head of group that organizes conference says after social media users note resemblance to Odal Rune “After viewers noted that the stage at the CPAC conference was shaped like a Nazi symbol, the organizer of the conservative political conference s[...]

March 2nd, 2021 - 12:01 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

What’s wrong with this picture?

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March 1st, 2021 - 9:03 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

The Supreme Court’s next big voting rights case

In 2013, when the Supreme Court struck down the pre-clearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act by a 5-4 vote along ideological lines, Chief Justice Roberts, who wrote the opinion, said the VRA could prevent racially discriminatory voting laws through the act’s Section 2, which laws that pla[...]

March 1st, 2021 - 7:35 pm § in Business, Economics, Politics

Why a wealth tax may be a bad idea

“A slew of Democrats on Capitol Hill” including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have “proposed a 3% total annual tax on wealth exceeding $1 billion” and 2% on $50 million to $1 billion, The Hill reported on Monday, March 1, 2021. Read story here.    The aim of the[...]