Democrats designed new climate law to defeat Supreme Court tinkering — here’s how

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/22/climate/epa-supreme-court-pollution.html Democrats Designed the Climate Law to Be a Game Changer. Here’s How. In a first, the measure legally defines greenhouse gases as pollution. That’ll make new regulations much tougher to challenge in court. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, seated, and supporters celebrated the passage of climate legislation.Credit...Anna Rose Layden for The New York Times By Lisa … Continue reading Democrats designed new climate law to defeat Supreme Court tinkering — here’s how

Do we really Need to be asking about pronouns for everyone you meet?

https://apple.news/Az-z7C0FLTjeVl6KaA8fXGA THEY, THEN AND NOW ASKING FOR PRONOUNS HAS BECOME A SOCIAL STANDARD. WHO IS IT SERVING? By Brock Colyar, New York Magazine If you met me, you’d probably ask what pronouns I use. You’d ask me because my gender identity is not that clear — to you, at least. I wear light makeup and … Continue reading Do we really Need to be asking about pronouns for everyone you meet?

Little-known Senate race may be deciding factor in upcoming election

https://apple.news/AKO6H3Pr0TPydFZCbaMC2EQ Column: The little-known Senate race that could make a big difference for Democrats BY JACKIE CALMESCOLUMNIST  AUG. 19, 2022 3 AM PT If Democrats can keep control of just one chamber of Congress in November’s midterm elections, as many analysts have long predicted, it’s best that the house they’re favored to hold is the Senate. The Senate … Continue reading Little-known Senate race may be deciding factor in upcoming election

“Black Panther” sequel trailer a rebuke of misogyny and racism in 2 minutes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/07/26/black-panther-sequel-rebuke-misogyny-racism-2-minutes/ ‘Black Panther’ sequel: A rebuke of misogyny and racism in 2 minutes Perspective by Robin Givhan, Senior critic-at-large July 26, 2022 at 6:57 p.m. EDT A film trailer is typically little more than an advertisement. It’s rarely a soothing balm. But the two minutes of soulful music, female empowerment and Black autonomy that serve as … Continue reading “Black Panther” sequel trailer a rebuke of misogyny and racism in 2 minutes

It’s always been clear that a backlash would happen to women having control over their bodies

http://www.newyorker.com/books/second-read/the-real-backlash-never-ended? The Real Backlash Never Ended Three decades later, Susan Faludi’s 1991 feminist classic still shows us how to read between the lines. By Molly Fischer, July 21, 2022 “It’s easier to be killed by a terrorist than it is to find a husband over the age of forty,” a man tells Meg Ryan’s character, Annie, … Continue reading It’s always been clear that a backlash would happen to women having control over their bodies

What $80 billion more for the IRS means for your taxes

http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-80-billion-more-for-the-irs-means-for-your-taxes-11660901409? What $80 Billion More for the IRS Means for Your Taxes The Inflation Reduction Act won’t bring 87,000 new IRS agents with guns to your front door, but it has important changes for taxpayers President Biden on Tuesday signed into law sweeping legislation aimed at lowering prescription drug prices and boosting the renewable-energy sector. … Continue reading What $80 billion more for the IRS means for your taxes

Documents recovered at Mar-a-Lago among government’s most classified and were not secure

https://apple.news/ALTfki_smTEKVXkm9Qd8Xbg Documents recovered at Mar-a-Lago were among government's most classified, letter shows In the letter, posted on a Trump-aligned journalist's website, the National Archives pushed back on Trump's privilege claims. The May 10 letter showed that the National Archives and Records Administration and federal investigators had grown increasingly alarmed about potential damage to national security … Continue reading Documents recovered at Mar-a-Lago among government’s most classified and were not secure

Trump and allies ready to radically reshape federal government if he is re-elected based on army of those loyal solely to him — more details from Axios

https://apple.news/A7HHqMxTMQNS6LRJ0SlOcqg Inside Trump '25: A radical plan for Trump’s second term by Staff of Axios listed below Former President Trump’s top allies are preparing to radically reshape the federal government if he is re-elected, purging potentially thousands of civil servants and filling career posts with loyalists to him and his "America First” ideology, people involved … Continue reading Trump and allies ready to radically reshape federal government if he is re-elected based on army of those loyal solely to him — more details from Axios

Details of Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan

http://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-student-loan-forgiveness-plan-who-qualifies-and-how-much-debt-will-be-canceled-11661362340? AND http://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/24/business/biden-student-loan-forgiveness.html Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan: What to Know What the president’s plan means for the millions of Americans with student debt The plan is expected to benefit the majority of the more than 43 million people in the U.S. who hold a total of $1.6 trillion in student-loan debt.PHOTO: ERIN CLARK/THE BOSTON GLOBE/GETTY … Continue reading Details of Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan

Republicans form a group to change election laws as they prefer

https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/ex-trump-ag-barr-others-launch-republican-backed-election-law-group-2022-07-21/ July 21, 2022 7:21 PM EDT, Last Updated July 21, 2022 Ex-Trump AG Barr, others launch Republican-backed election law group By Jacqueline Thomsen Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections was co-founded by Karl Rove, hotelier Steve Wynn and lawyer Bobby BurchfieldThe group opposes courts intervening in state election lawsand has already filed briefs in court … Continue reading Republicans form a group to change election laws as they prefer

So much for the GOP as the law-and-order party (WA Post OpEd)

Opinion  The GOP surrenders any claim to being the ‘law and order’ party By Catherine Rampell, Columnist August 11, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. EDT For decades, the GOP purported to be the party that was “tough on crime.” Unlike their Democratic counterparts, Republican politicians said, the GOP would protect the public from villainous lawbreakers, safeguard security, and … Continue reading So much for the GOP as the law-and-order party (WA Post OpEd)

Trump Senatorial candidates failing says WSJ Editorial Board

http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-nominees-and-the-senate-elections-gop-mehmet-oz-blake-masters-herschel-walker-11659632719? Donald Trump’s Nominees and the Senate It should be a great GOP year, but the candidates the former President backed are struggling. By The Editorial Board Updated Aug. 7, 2022 10:01 pm ET Blake Masters, Republican Senate candidate for Arizona, speaks at an Election Night Party in Chandler, Ariz., August 2.PHOTO: ASH PONDERS/BLOOMBERG NEWS Listen to … Continue reading Trump Senatorial candidates failing says WSJ Editorial Board