The report shows for the first time that the federal government independently found structural problems with the privately funded border fencing, which is at risk of collapse during major flooding.

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

Phony free-speech advocate Elon Musk bans prominent left wing Twitter accounts

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

GOP Plan To Make The TCJA’s Individual Tax Cuts Permanent Would Boost The Debt By More Than $3 Trillion

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/

More Than 3 Years After Watchdog Warned Chicago Police Gang Databases Were ‘Deeply Flawed,’ New System Poised to Launch Despite Objections

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