Month: July 2021

If you’re worried by the rise in violent crime — a real and troubling phenomenon — don’t ask Republicans for solutions. All they can offer is a blame game that relies on dubious cherry-picked data. To get their message, just glance at, the home of hard-right hackery: “Violent Crime Surges 25 Percent in 2021
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2021: Communities in low-lying areas of Freetown are once again at the receiving end of the heavy rains that are peltering the country. Many people have this week lost their homes, as floods reaching several feet destroy houses and livelihoods. Heavy rains and flooding in the capital is nothing new,
With Daniel Lippman CORONA PARENT COMPANY HIRES NEW CANNABIS LEAD: Constellation Brands, the company behind alcohol brands like Corona, Modelo, SVEDKA and Robert Mondavi, has hired Liz Lopez as vice president of public affairs. She most recently served as in-house counsel and senior director of economic development at YWCA USA and is a founding member
Congresswoman Nancy Mace. (Screenshot) On Thursday, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) posted a video of herself maskless, demanding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “come and get me” for not following re-imposed requirements to wear a mask on the House floor and decrying the guidelines as an “insane power grab.” Madam Speaker, your insane power grab is
White House press secretary Jen Psaki listens to a question during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, June 28, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) LISTEN TO HOUR 1: WATCH: We’re next Canada. What are you going to do to stop this? WAKE UP!!! — OntarioDoctor (@DoctorOntario) July 26, 2021   WATCH:
Headlines frequently highlight ideological divisions that too often plague our public policy debates, but “State budget includes huge boost for land preservation” (July 12) and “Land for Maine’s Future puts focus on community recreation” (July 14) are headlines that illustrate a different path. This path, blazed by Maine land trusts and sportsmen who joined forces
Republican leadership in the House of Representatives kicked off the efforts to undermine the hearing early on Tuesday, with a bizarre press conference that involved Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York playing the your-fault-for-wearing-a-short-skirt card against Rep. Nancy Pelosi, accusing the San Francisco Democrat of bearing “responsibility as Speaker of the House for the tragedy
This is going to be an all-around tough day for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy — and to a large degree, it’s a self-inflicted predicament. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images IN MEMORIAM — @SenatorEnzi: “Former Wyoming U.S. Senator MIKE ENZI passed away peacefully today surrounded by his family. His family expresses their deep appreciation for all
With Daniel Lippman PHARMACEUTICAL COALITION HITS PINGREE, GOLDEN IN ESCALATING E-LABELING FIGHT: A coalition of drugmakers announced a new ad buy today as the lobbying battle about an obscure FDA spending rider moves to the House floor. The Alliance to Modernize Prescribing Information, whose members include AbbVie, AmerisourceBergen, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb,
The objective world mistrusts most gun policy research because it’s clear the objective is to produce an anti-gun outcome rather than honest analysis. Politicians and professional activists claim the mantle of evidence but will ignore any findings that threaten their anti-gun agenda. Anti-gun politicians continue to advocate for policies that the very researchers they champion
During a July 21 CNN “presidential town hall,” Joe Biden expressed his support for a ban on commonly-owned handguns. Responding to a question about the recent increase in violent crime, the career politician stated, I’m the only guy that ever got passed legislation, when I was a senator, to make sure we eliminated assault weapons.