If the GOP wins the House by narrow margins, they’ll have their allies in the judiciary to thank.
— Read on slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/11/the-midterms-are-about-courts-rigging-the-outcome.html
A new report puts Texas above the Great Lakes states for industrial discharges into waterways for the first time since the analysis began in 2009.
— Read on www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/environment/article/toxic-waste-lakes-rivers-texas-17473151.php
A school administrator said being LGBTQ is “sinful in the sight of God,” and students who are part of the community will “be asked to leave.”
— Read on www.insider.com/christian-school-parents-gay-students-must-leave-immediately-2022-8
Wandrea “Shaye” Moss and Ruby Freeman told the Jan. 6 House committee a mob sought them after Donald Trump falsely accused them of fraud.
— Read on www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/why-trump-s-attacks-against-ruby-freeman-shaye-moss-feel-n1296519
Josiah Ingalls is engaging in perhaps the boldest—and most literal—embodiment of the “Yes in My Backyard” philosophy by letting 19 homeless people live on his land.
— Read on www.vice.com/en/article/jgm3qx/texas-banned-homeless-encampments-so-a-guy-made-one-on-his-property
“Secure transport services,” a shadowy corner of the teen-treatment industry, are almost entirely unregulated. Parent-hired transporters can pull kids from their beds, handcuff them, hold them down or blindfold them. In Utah, a legislator who recently sponsored a bill that brought regulatory reform to the state’s booming teen-treatment industry said he wants to take a closer look at how kids from all over the country are getting to the state for treatment.
— Read on www.apmreports.org/story/2022/03/08/how-teenagers-get-to-utah-youth-treatment-programs
The Republican senator hates unions so much that he has said he won’t fight to win key manufacturing jobs for his own state. Democrats think that should cost him his seat.
— Read on www.thenation.com/article/politics/ron-johnson-workers/
The Florida Senate education committee has the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which would ban discussions about LGBT+ identities in the classroom.
— Read on www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/02/08/florida-dont-say-gay-bill-education-committee-sb1834/
The day after the January 6th attack on the Capitol—some six weeks before his death—Rush Limbaugh logged on for his first show of 2021. He managed to find a way to throw some blame at the Democrats for the previous day’s violence
— Read on www.thebulwark.com/the-gops-attempt-to-memory-hole-jan-6th/
The GOP Senator previously voted against disaster relief for Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Sandy.
— Read on www.newsweek.com/rand-paul-opposition-previous-disaster-relief-resurfaces-he-seeks-aid-kentucky-1658537
Gov. Ron DeSantis is trying to lure New York police to Florida, though some have troubled pasts. DeSantis is for second chances for police but not for ex-felons
— Read on www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article256096697.html
Republicans have been looking to schools as a prime battleground for the many culture wars they’re waging.
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/virginia-school-board-members-call-for-books-to-be-burned-2021-11
A federal judge in Texas ruled Wednesday that Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order banning mask mandates in schools discriminates against students with disabilities and violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/judge-rules-texas-gov-greg-abbott-s-ban-school-mask-n1283702
Utah’s Legislative Redistricting Committee voted to adopt its own voter districts, even after the Independent Redistricting Commission proposed different, nonpartisan maps. Frustrated Utahns spoke for hours against the new maps.
— Read on www.deseret.com/utah/2021/11/8/22770759/utah-redistricting-lawmakers-select-own-maps-over-independent-ones-voter-districts-gerrymandering
Rachel Maddow slammed Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo in a segment that questioned both his ethics as a doctor and experience treating Covid patients.
— Read on www.mediaite.com/tv/maddow-blasts-vaccine-skeptic-florida-surgeon-general-after-former-colleagues-claim-he-never-treated-covid-patients/