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Jun 08 2020
The “Flatten the Curve” Chart Was Ugly and Not Scientifically Rigorous. Why Did It Work So Well?
The first version of the now-ubiquitous “flatten the curve” chart appeared in a 2007 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The image, titled “Goals of Community Mitigation,” accompanied a list of radical recommendations to swiftly change American life in the event of a pandemic: close schools, cancel public gatherings, recommend voluntary isolation. The authors used a now-Mother Jones
Jun 08 2020
Congressional Democrats to unveil sweeping U.S. police reform proposal after Floyd death
U.S. congressional Democrats on Monday plan to unveil a sweeping package of legislation to combat police violence and racial injustice, after two weeks of protests across the nation sparked by George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody.
The proposal is expected to ban police chokeholds and racial profiling, require nationwide use of body cameras, subject police to civilianReuters
May 30 2021
California has the most gun-control laws in US. Do they work?
California is by far the most regulated state in America when it comes to restricting the sale, use, and ownership of guns. Gun-control advocates call it the national leader, the “tip of the spear” setting the tone for other states, as Christian Heyne, vice president of policy at Brady, a gun-control advocacy group, puts it.
The Golden State also has had a series of high-profile publicChristian Science Monitor
Apr 03 2019
McConnell: Due to Endless Democratic Obstruction, It's Time to Fast-Track Trump Nominees
If you've been following the judicial confirmation wars of recent years, you're already aware that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly taken off the gloves, forcing Democrats to live by the hardball partisan rules they've established over the course of numerous ends-driven power grabs. He detonated Harry Reid's nuclear option after the minority party launched anTownhall
May 29 2016
California US Senate choice could come down to 2 Democrats
California Attorney General Kamala Harris would love to deliver an election-day surprise by ousting her strongest rival and fellow Democrat, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, from the race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.
But the most likely outcome from the June 7 primary will be a November rematch between the two Democrats and another reminder of the waning influence of Republicans in theTownhall
Oct 12 2013
Senate Leaders Try to End Debt Crisis; Talks Fail in House
Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell on Saturday began last-ditch negotiations on reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling as talks between House Republicans and the White House collapsed, dashing hopes for a quick resolution to the political crisis that has paralyzed the government.New York Times (News)
Apr 18 2013
Reid's vow: "Personally continue fight" on background checks for guns
After the defeat of a compromise proposal to increase gun-purchase background checks Wednesday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed Thursday to continue the fight personally and said that the brand of the Republicans is further tarnished by voting against the will of a majority of Americans.Washington Times
Mar 09 2020
Stakes rise for Sanders heading into Michigan primary
DETROIT (AP) — Bernie Sanders proved his 2016 presidential bid was serious with an upset victory in Michigan powered by his opposition to free trade and appeal among working-class voters. Four years later, the same state could either revive the Vermont senator’s campaign or relegate him to the role of protest candidate.
Michigan and five other states hold presidential contests onAssociated Press
Mar 07 2020
The Right’s New Strategy to Fight Abortion Takes Aim at Doctors
Once again, women’s reproductive freedom is more concerned with doctors than women. Following the briefing and oral arguments in June Medical, the Louisiana case that calls into question the continued force of Planned Parenthood v. Casey and Whole Woman’s Health, it’s now quite clear that the primary questions opponents of reproductive freedom are asking have nothing to do with maternalSlate