Since the founding of our country and the passage of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, we have believed in the political ideal that no one person or branch of government could run roughshod over the others. Today, that has proven not to be true. Our country is weaker for it, and the beacon of freedom the world has looked to shines less bright now. These actions will surely set a standard for future presidents, and will should serve as a lesson to us all. Elections matter. Vote carefully, for the next president will be stronger, bolder, and more likely to go it alone against Congress and the public because there don’t seem to be any repercussions. Our system of checks and balances is out of whack with no fix in sight. Lesson learned.
Introduced: Sponsor: Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
This bill was referred to the House Committee on House Administration which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.
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After 12 days of negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations, countries have agreed to treat plastic as hazardous waste. Germany is considering a ban that would go even further.
sick A county attorney in West Texas was detained for helping three young migrants, part of an escalating attempt to investigate and punish those providing aid to border crossers.
An antibiotic-resistant sinus infection like the one Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz is fighting can slowly poison the entire body, says a microbiologist.
Recent criticism of Joe Biden for praising Dick Cheney as “a decent man” and Mike Pence as “a decent guy” merely scratches the surface of what’s wrong with the current frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. His compulsion to vouch for the decency of Republican leaders — while calling Donald Trump an “aberration” — is consistent with Biden’s political record. It sheds light on why he’s probably the worst Democrat running for president. After several decades of cutting corporate-friendly deals with GOP legislators — often betraying the interests of core Democratic constituencies in the process — Biden has a big psychological and political stake in denying that the entire GOP agenda is repugnant.
Source: Inoreader – Biden Is The Man!
The Guardian finds that none of the state’s largest school districts plan to allow teachers to carry weapons
Florida’s new law allowing teachers to carry guns in their classrooms is largely impotent, research by the Guardian has found, with dozens of school districts across the state rejecting the controversial measure.
Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor, signed the bill into law on Wednesday that expands a campus “armed guardian” program established in the wake of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school massacre to include trained teacher volunteers.