Thursday, September 7, 2017

Low-tax Texas should pay its fair share of Harvey costs - The Washington Post

Low-tax Texas should pay its fair share of Harvey costs - The Washington Post: "As the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey recede, the humanitarian need for federal aid to help Texas and its residents is starkly evident. Lots of aid. Right now, or as soon as Congress can approve an appropriation.

Although members of Congress from New York and New Jersey complain about the hypocrisy of Texas requesting federal aid, given the fact that the Texas congressional delegation almost unanimously opposed the federal aid package for Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the grousing amounts to nothing. With the suffering in Texas visible on every news show, America is too good to withhold support as political payback."



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Thursday, August 24, 2017

On eve of Trump visit, American Legion reaffirms opposition to hate groups

On eve of Trump visit, American Legion reaffirms opposition to hate groups: "On Monday, the Legion upheld a resolution it first passed in 1923 denouncing "individuals, groups, or organizations which create or foster racial, religious, or class strife among our people."

Such hate groups are "un-American, a menace to our liberties, and destructive to our fundamental law,” the resolution says."



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Sunday, August 13, 2017

The radical idea behind Trump’s EPA rollbacks - POLITICO

The radical idea behind Trump’s EPA rollbacks - POLITICO: "The Trump administration isn’t just pushing to dramatically shrink the Environmental Protection Agency, chop a third of its budget and hobble its regulatory powers. It’s also trying to permanently limit the EPA’s mission — while portraying doing so as a return to the agency's roots."  'via Blog this'

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Trump fails to condemn white supremacists in statement on Charlottesville violence - POLITICO


Trump fails to condemn white supremacists in statement on Charlottesville violence - POLITICO: "President Donald Trump declined to condemn the violent actions and protests of white supremacists on Saturday, who had converged on Charlottesville, Va., en masse to protest the removal of a statue of a Confederate general."  'via Blog this'

Charlottesville - Hate versus Anti-Racism. Hates wins, one dead!!

'Beautiful Moment Ripped Away' As Car Plows Into Anti-Racist Group In Charlottesville, 1 Dead | HuffPost


'Beautiful Moment Ripped Away' As Car Plows Into Anti-Racist Group In Charlottesville, 1 Dead | HuffPost: "Anti-racist protesters shared a “beautiful” moment together before terror struck when a car plowed into the massive crowd of people demonstrating against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. One person died and 19 others were injured in the incident."

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Body cam video shows police officer planting drugs, attorneys say - CBS News


Body cam video shows police officer planting drugs, attorneys say - CBS News: "Police are investigating if the officer planted the second set of drugs there or if he was recreating the discovery when his body camera was rolling.

"It's certainly a possibility that we're looking into, to see if the officers, in fact, replaced drugs that they had already discovered to document the discovery with their body-worn cameras on," said Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis."  'via Blog this'