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May 01 2020
'Like I just got out of jail!': States ease their lockdowns
GRETNA, La. (AP) — More than a dozen states let restaurants, stores or other businesses reopen Friday in the biggest one-day push yet to get their economies up and running again, acting at their own speed and with their own quirks and restrictions to make sure the coronavirus doesn’t come storming back.
People in Louisiana could eat at restaurants again but had to sit outside at tablesAssociated Press
Nov 23 2016
Through the Looking Glass
When it comes to today’s political discourse, Americans have stepped through the looking glass. We have turned pleasant meals with extended family into combative bouts of political pontification. And colleges have replaced intellectual curiosity and inquisitiveness with stilted lectures designed to limit offense and, failing that, comfort food and cry rooms.Townhall
Apr 11 2016
Should People Become Vegetarian?
In 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated that Americans ate an average of 52.3 pounds of beef, 57.4 pounds of chicken, and 43.5 pounds of pork, per person. Vegetarians, about 5% of the US population, do not eat meat (including poultry and seafood). The USDA includes meat as part of a balanced diet, but it also states that a vegetarian diet can meet "the recommendedProCon.org
Oct 18 2019
Georgia Intends to Execute This Man, Whether or Not He Pulled the Trigger
The State of Georgia plans to execute Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, at the end of the month. DNA evidence might prove that another man pulled the trigger, but the authorities have refused to do the tests to find out.
That's because Cromartie participated in the robbery that led to a man's death, making him a party to the crime. Under State Code 16-2-20, Georgia still considers himReason
Sep 15 2020
Some Democrats Press for Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Before Election Day
Bipartisan group lays out a roughly $1.5 trillion framework; Pelosi has held out for bigger deal.
Many House Democrats are raising pressure on party leaders to break the logjam with the White House on coronavirus aid, eager to pass a bill before Election Day even with further concessions to Republicans.
There is no vote on coronavirus-related aid scheduled for the House’s currentWall Street Journal (News)
Apr 27 2020
The Race to Get Convalescent Plasma to Covid-19 Patients
ONE MORNING A few weeks ago, Rebecca Haley realized that her job had changed. Haley is the medical director for blood collection at Bloodworks Northwest, a nonprofit that serves 90 hospitals in the Pacific Northwest. But, Haley decided, regular blood and platelet donations weren’t the focus anymore. Like thousands of blood centers across the country, Bloodworks needed to collect something newWired
Dec 25 2013
Obama Christmas Address Encourages Americans To Help Those In Need
President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to embrace the spirit of Christmas by volunteering at a soup kitchen, buying gifts for kids in need, or organizing food and clothing drives.HuffPost
Oct 25 2019
Why Do Environmentalists Seem Determined To Torment, Rather Than Convince?
From plastic bag bans to plastic straw bans to bans on shampoo bottles in hotels, California is adopting supposedly environmental policies that won't save the environment but will piss off residents.
Grocery shopping had never been one of my favorite activities, but it never used to be as cumbersome as it is now. I'd fill up the cart with food, wait in line at the check-out counter andReason
Jun 11 2013
Senate passes $955B farm bill in 66-27 vote
The Senate is expected to vote on a massive farm bill Monday evening that could set the course for the countrys food policy for the next decade.Fox News (Online News)
Apr 20 2020
U.S. House Republican leader: still no deal on more coronavirus money for small businesses
U.S. Democrats and Republicans were near agreement on Monday for extra money to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, a top Republican lawmaker said, but he accused Democrats of holding up a deal.
“We could have been done yesterday, but the Democrats continue to hold up, even though we had agreed to all the numbers,” Representative Kevin McCarthy, House minority leaderReuters