The report confirms a ProPublica and Texas Tribune investigation that found the privately built fencing could collapse during major flooding. The federal government resisted making the findings public for more than a year.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/border-wall-texas-doj-arcadis-webuildthewall
“The LGBTQ community remains a community that is targeted for violence,” a senior Homeland Security official said Wednesday.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/news/homeland-security-bulletin-domestic-extremists-praising-colorado-springs-suspect/
That’s the current political rallying cry: Don’t make the children uncomfortable! Don’t go around telling the truth. It’s Marxist, for God’s sake.
— Read on www.commondreams.org/views/2022/12/01/racists-return-kindergarten
Right-wingers hail Elon Musk as a champion of free speech. He frequently boasts of his opposition to censorship in all forms and claims to defend the right of individuals to express their opinions, no matter how controversial they may be. In reality, Musk does not support free expression as much as he pretends to and…
— Read on boingboing.net/2022/12/01/phony-free-speech-advocate-elon-musk-bans-prominent-left-wing-twitter-accounts.html
TPC estimates more than 60 percent of the benefits would go to the highest-income 20 percent of households, with more than 40 percent going just to those in the top 5 percent, who will make about $400,000 or more in 2026.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2022/11/30/gop-plan-to-make-the-tcjas-individual-tax-cuts-permanent-would-boost-the-debt-by-more-than-3-trillion/
Graham has been known to solicit campaign donations while appearing on Fox News, but doing so from a government office building could mean trouble
— Read on www.mediaite.com/news/dnc-chairman-accuses-lindsey-graham-of-ethics-violation-for-soliciting-campaign-contributions-on-fox-news-while-in-the-u-s-capitol/
Arizona Republicans are using the state’s elections as a springboard for their conspiracy-based politics and using conservative voters as a piggy bank.
— Read on www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/reidout-blog/arizona-republicans-election-lies-rcna59143
The tunnel venture has repeatedly teased local officials with a pledge to ‘solve soul-destroying traffic,’ and then backed out when confronted with the realities of building public infrastructure.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musk-boring-company-tunnel-traffic-11669658396
The decision comes amid pressure from prominent Republicans to reject a vote count that had Democrats winning for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide races.
— Read on www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/republican-controlled-arizona-county-refuses-to-certify-2022-election
Twitter’s owner is upset with Apple’s reduced ad spend and its App Store fees.
— Read on www.axios.com/2022/11/28/musk-threatens-war-apple-twitter
The interim Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability will hold a virtual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss a draft of the policy that would govern the new gang database, dubbed the Criminal Enterprise Information System.
— Read on news.wttw.com/2022/11/25/more-3-years-after-watchdog-warned-chicago-police-gang-databases-were-deeply-flawed-new
In a high-profile murder case, New York police swabbed hundreds of Black men, illegally used a private DNA lab, and then concealed their tactics.
— Read on www.thenation.com/article/society/chanel-lewis-karina-vetrano-nypd/
Dick Uihlein has been awfully busy backing election deniers. A new IRS filing shows he also teamed up with one.
— Read on www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the-billionaire-backed-dick-uihlein-hub-for-election-denial-restoration-action
Just a week after elections, number of weekly segments focused on crime slashed in half on Rupert Murdoch’s flagship network
— Read on www.theguardian.com/media/2022/nov/25/fox-news-crime-coverage-decline-us-midterm-elections
Online searches for the word “gaslighting” on merriam-webster.com increased 1,740% in 2022 over the year before, leading the reference publishing company to name it the word of the year.
— Read on www.npr.org/2022/11/28/1139384432/its-no-trick-merriam-webster-says-gaslighting-is-the-word-of-the-year