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Apr 08 2022
Biden accuses Republicans of ‘verbal abuse’ against Jackson
President Biden on Friday decried the manner in which some Republicans treated Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson as “verbal abuse” as he celebrated her confirmation at a White House event.
Biden acknowledged that he anticipated the confirmation process would be “painful” for his nominee but said that the GOP questioning of Jackson during her hearings last month exceeded hisThe Hill
May 16 2022
Buffalo shooting: Gunman deliberately sought black victims - mayor
The man suspected of shooting dead 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, deliberately sought a site with a high black population, authorities say.
The suspect, an 18-year-old white male, drove more than 320km (200 miles) to carry out the attack, police say.
The attack is being investigated as an act of racially motivated violent extremism.
Buffalo Mayor ByronBBC News
Feb 28 2022
Supreme Court Nomination
“President Joe Biden on Friday nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to be a Supreme Court justice. Biden’s announcement fulfilled his campaign pledge to nominate the first Black woman to serve on the court.” (SCOTUSblog)
The left praises Jackson’s ideology and life experience.
The right criticizes Jackson’sThe Flip Side
May 29 2022
Protests Swell at NRA Meeting in Houston After Texas School Shooting
National Rifle Association members at the group’s annual meeting Friday repeated their opposition to stronger gun-control measures as protesters outraged over the mass shooting at an elementary school four hours away said it was beyond time for action.
The political divide played out on opposite sides of the street in downtown Houston, as NRA members lined up to hear speeches fromWall Street Journal (News)
Apr 07 2022
Senate confirms Jackson as first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court
Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court in a milestone for the United States and a victory for President Joe Biden, who made good on a campaign promise as he seeks to infuse the federal judiciary with a broader range of backgrounds.
The vote to confirm the 51-year-old federal appellate judge to a lifetime jobReuters
Jan 23 2020
Doomsday Clock set to 100 seconds from midnight
The Doomsday Clock was set Thursday to 100 seconds from midnight — the closest it has ever been to mankind's metaphorical destruction since its creation in 1947 — due to the growing threat of climate change and looming threat of nuclear war, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board.
What they're saying: The board shifted the clock ahead 20 secondsAxios
Jun 29 2022
Redistricting battle further positions DeSantis for 2024 presidential bid
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a political enigma. The Harvard and Yale-educated attorney has accomplished what numerous conservative politicians — among them Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and fellow-Floridian Marco Rubio — have tried and failed to do in the wake of Donald Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party: position himself as the ultimate insider with the outsider cred toThe Hill
Sep 12 2015
California Senate Passes Right-to-Die Legislation
California lawmakers on Friday approved legislation that would make the state one of only a handful to grant terminally ill patients the authority to end their lives with the assistance of a physician.
The measure, known as the End of Life Options Act, passed the California Senate on a 23-14 vote. It now heads to the desk of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who has not indicated whether heWall Street Journal (News)
Aug 11 2021
An Israeli-Palestinian Ice Cream Sandwich
When you’re Jerry Greenfield, politics follows you everywhere, even into the gym.
About four years ago, the co-founder of the iconic ice cream maker, Ben & Jerry’s, had a chance encounter with Palestinian American activist Wafic Faour at the EDGE Sports & Fitness center in Williston, Vermont.
Faour, a member of the Vermonters for Justice in Palestine, had been pressingForeign Policy
Apr 23 2022
Morality just isn't Republicans' thing anymore
The party of "traditional values" seems to have lost track of what they are, and has decided to go about as low as you possibly can to retake the moral high ground. To make themselves feel better, Republicans have gone far beyond the traditional accusations of loose living and government sponging to calling Democrats pedophiles as well. At first the charge of pedophilia was limited to the moreThe Week - Opinion