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Dec 26 2022
Law protects export of sacred Native American items from US
Federal penalties have increased under a newly signed law intended to protect the cultural patrimony of Native American tribes, immediately making some crimes a felony and doubling the prison time for anyone convicted of multiple offenses.
President Joe Biden signed the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act on Dec. 21, a bill that had been introduced since 2016. Along with stifferWashington Post
Dec 27 2022
Texas mom fighting back after school district demands $7K for bullying records: 'My son is not safe'
A Texas mother is fighting back after her school district demanded she pay over $7,000 to access bullying records as she investigates harassment against her son.
Terrie Chumchal and her attorney, Warren Norred, joined "America's Newsroom" Tuesday to discuss her case and the push to get the Texas attorney general involved.
"As a parent, I have every right to know what's going onFox News (Online News)
Dec 26 2022
5 Infuriating Ways People Got the First Amendment Wrong in 2022
As 2022 comes to an end, what better way to appreciate the year gone by than to reminisce about the most ridiculous ways people got the First Amendment wrong during the past year? After all, the First Amendment is one of the more frequently misunderstood parts of our Constitution, often leading to incredible blunders by government officials and laypeople alike.
One of the moreReason
Dec 14 2022
Texas Gov Abbott Demands Investigation Into NGOs ‘Aiding Illegal Crossings’ At Border
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is demanding an investigation into nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) he says could be aiding and abetting the surge in illegal immigration at the southern border, according to a Wednesday statement.
Abbott sent a letter Wednesday to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton instructing him to investigate the groups’ roles in the border crisis. His concernThe Daily Caller
Dec 19 2022
Misinformer of the Year: Tucker Carlson
A year ago, Fox News star Tucker Carlson’s January 6 “false flag” conspiracy theories roiled the network. His Patriot Purge special, which portrayed the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol as righteous patriots and the federal government’s response as a pretextual “purge aimed at legacy Americans,” created a media firestorm and had some of Fox’s most high-profile veterans telling executivesMedia Matters
Dec 02 2022
DNC set to shake up presidential nominating calendar
The Democratic Party is poised for a major overhaul of its presidential nominating process, with plans to add Midwest battlegrounds Michigan or Minnesota to the mix of coveted early primary states and demote Iowa from a leadoff spot occupied for decades.
A key Democratic National Committee panel was set to meet in open session Friday and Saturday inside a Washington, D.C., hotel to hashWashington Examiner
Nov 30 2022
What Does the Respect for Marriage Act Actually Say?
The Respect for Marriage Act passed the Senate Tuesday night by a vote of 61–36. Twelve Republican lawmakers crossed the aisle and voted with all the Democrats for the bill, which will enshrine federal recognition for same-sex and interracial marriages in states that have legalized it.
The Respect for Marriage Act is intended as a backstop should the Supreme Court ever decide toReason
Nov 29 2022
Uyghur Activists Want Biden Admin To Press China for Answers on Deadly Building Fire
Uyghur activists are demanding that the Biden administration extract details from China about the fire that the Chinese government says killed 10 people trapped in a building, alleging that the true number of deaths is far higher due to China's coronavirus lockdowns.
"The Chinese government officially recorded 10 deaths," said Salih Hudayar, who heads a human rights group focused onWashington Free Beacon
Nov 23 2022
Five Readings for Your Thanksgiving Table
I always enjoy Thanksgiving, but I’m particularly going to savor this year’s in light of the midterm elections. They surfaced something beautiful and decent and vitally important in the soul of the nation. It was a readiness to defend the core of our democracy — our ability to peacefully and legitimately transfer power — when it was under imminent threat by Donald Trump and his imitators.New York Times (Opinion)
Dec 06 2022
Why It Matters That China’s Protests Started in Xinjiang
Late last month, in a stunning display of frustration, people in multiple cities across China took to the streets to protest “zero Covid” policies. The calls to “jiefeng” — release the lockdown — evolved quickly into something more like calls for “jiefang” — liberation — as protesters shouted explicitly for freedom, free speech and democracy.
The Chinese party-state mobilized itsNew York Times (Opinion)