Why millions of women who were forced to leave the work force may not return soon

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/03/1002402802/there-are-complex-forces-keeping-women-from-coming-back-to-work? Millions Of Women Haven't Rejoined The Workforce — And May Not Anytime Soon June 3, 20215:13 AM ET Heard on  Morning Edition ANDREA HSU On the day in April 2020 that Valerie Mekki lost her job, she was scared to share the bad news with her children. So she hid in her room for 45 … Continue reading Why millions of women who were forced to leave the work force may not return soon

Warrantless electronic searches still happening at U.S. borders

Altho this is not a new situation and I'm shocked the writer was shocked, the likelihood of Supreme Court review of these searches is new. https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/25/opinions/warrantless-electronic-searches-at-the-us-border-zorri/index.html I was shocked by what border officials did when I returned from vacation  Opinion by Diane Maye Zorri Updated 2:36 PM ET, Tue May 25, 2021 The ACLU and … Continue reading Warrantless electronic searches still happening at U.S. borders

Voting proposal by Manchin may carry weight

https://www.vox.com/22434054/joe-manchin-voting-rights-act-for-the-people-john-lewis-preclearance-filibuster-senate Joe Manchin’s surprisingly bold proposal to fix America’s voting rights problem Manchin’s idea won’t fix America’s democracy, but it could solve some pretty significant problems.By Ian Millhiser  May 13, 2021, 3:10pm EDT Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) listens during a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee on “Domestic Violent Extremism in America” on May 12, 2021, in … Continue reading Voting proposal by Manchin may carry weight

Why is it so difficult to reduce gun ownership and violence in the U.S.?

https://www.salon.com/2021/04/26/gun-crazy-for-too-many-americans-guns-are-tied-to-masculinity-patriotism-and-white-power/ Gun crazy: For too many Americans, guns are tied to masculinity, patriotism and white power New research suggests that for many white men, owning a gun is a mark of "good citizenship" — and racial conflict By CHAUNCEY DEVEGA APRIL 26, 2021 10:00AM (UTC) Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) uses imagees of … Continue reading Why is it so difficult to reduce gun ownership and violence in the U.S.?

Handy list for tracking Governor Cuomo’s accusers

It's such a shame that all of the goodwill engendered during the period when his daily presentations were the Only source of facts about COVID has simply vanished. But how can anyone -- Italian or just acting as he always has or just kidding or any other rationale -- act so incredibly improperly? Current Cuomo … Continue reading Handy list for tracking Governor Cuomo’s accusers

Interested in H.R.1? Here’s the scoop

From Daily Kos' Voting Rights Roundup newsletter. Regardless of your viewpoint, it's always a good idea to know what a bill actually would change. • Congress: On Wednesday, House Democrats voted 220-210 to once again pass H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” the most important set of voting and election reforms since the historic Voting Rights Act was adopted … Continue reading Interested in H.R.1? Here’s the scoop

This author tells Facebook exactly what to say to its customers about privacy and opting out

This is the FIRST time that I've found an article on Apple News that I couldn't then pull up directly from the original publisher. Wasn't hard to do by Googling the title. But oh, how I love his very accurate language that he believes Facebook should use instead of its current evasive arguments about protecting … Continue reading This author tells Facebook exactly what to say to its customers about privacy and opting out

Links to pre-trial filings for upcoming impeachment trial

If you'd like to read the legal arguments for yourself, click thru the links in the article below. https://www.vox.com/2021/2/2/22262762/impeachment-trump-house-lawyers-pretrial-briefs Trump’s legal team and House Democrats lay out impeachment arguments in new filings The House made the case for convicting Trump, while Trump’s team asserted a trial is unconstitutional.By Andrew Prokopandrew@vox.com  Feb 2, 2021, 5:20pm EST Impeachment managers … Continue reading Links to pre-trial filings for upcoming impeachment trial