The Jan. 6 committee released its final report on its findings on Thursday, after investigating the attack on the Capitol for more than a year and half.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/12/22/jan-6-committee-report-transcripts-live-updates/
Improved vaccination rates in Black and Hispanic communities is important. But it doesn’t translate into a racial equity success story.
— Read on www.statnews.com/2022/10/25/covid-19-inverse-equity-story-not-racial-equity-success-story/
The general public knows very little of Indigenous enslavement in the U.S. and Latin America.
— Read on www.axios.com/2022/10/10/indigenous-slavery-digital-website
The D.C. cop who almost lost his life defending the Capitol has some choice words for those who work there, from Josh Hawley to Matt Gaetz to Kevin McCarthy and more.
— Read on www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/michael-fanone-jan-6-book-congress-hawley-gaetz-trump-1234589772/
The land of the free is heading for ‘developing country’ status, based on a UN index that ranks quality of life. The UK’s not doing much better, writes Arwa Mahdawi
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/21/us-un-living-standards-sustainable-development-goals
Broadcasters NBC, CBS and ABC usually air presidential prime-time addresses live. But they found Biden’s Philadelphia speech more “political” than newsworthy.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/media/2022/09/02/biden-speech-network-coverage-independence-hall/
As students return to the classroom, many will come back to school districts that are understaffed. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 44 percent of public schools will report teaching vacancies at the start of this year, with more than half due to resignations. Teachers of the year Lee Allen and Qorsho Hassan join Geoff Bennett to discuss.
— Read on www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-teachers-in-america-are-leaving-the-profession-in-droves
A prominent Republican-appointed federal judge on Thursday took the rare step of arguing that U.S. Supreme Court justices should be subject to an ethics code, saying the judiciary has done an inadequate job of policing itself against misconduct.
— Read on www.reuters.com/legal/legalindustry/federal-judge-takes-rare-step-backing-us-supreme-court-ethics-code-2022-05-26/
The young white man who killed 10 people in Buffalo represents a new generation of white supremacists: isolated and online, radicalized on internet memes and misinformation, inspired by livestreams to find fame through bloodshed.
— Read on www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-05-15/buffalo-shooter-new-generation-white-supremacists
The Insurrection Act was written and amended to protect law and order. Trumpworld tried to use it to subvert law and order—and will do so again.
— Read on newrepublic.com/article/166263/trump-insurrection-act-lafayette-square-congress-fix
Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle’s farm is so short of immigrant workers that he’s replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machinery. In Houston, Al Flores increased the price of his BBQ restaurant’s brisket plate because the cost of the cut doubled due to meatpacking plants’ inability to fully staff immigrant-heavy production lines.
— Read on apnews.com/article/immigration-covid-health-business-united-states-dcfd75981dcd212ef6747eeaf87f4f31
The first Roe v. Wade leaks happened fifty years ago.
— Read on www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/05/16/scooping-the-supreme-court
American Rescue Plan funds are helping attract or revive stores in underserved neighborhoods and reservations
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/29/us-food-deserts-federal-stimulus-funds
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Kansas to revive a law that banned secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities but that was struck down by lower courts
— Read on abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/court-revive-ban-secret-filming-slaughterhouses-84295031
Most of the targeted books are about Black and L.G.B.T.Q. people, according to the American Library Association. The country’s polarized politics has fueled the rise.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2022/04/04/books/banned-books-libraries.html