One week ago, the House passed a bill designed to prevent school violence, one that would fund programs ranging from increased security to suicide prevention and safety education. Conspicuously absent from this bill was any provision to arm teachers; there’s a lot of discussion about that, with opinions predictably divided along partisan lines.
As with any other contentious issue, however, it’s not that simple — certainly not as simple as Democrat versus Republican. (more…)
The news stories on the current government shutdown are composed almost entirely of quotes from various lawmakers who want nothing more than to try and cast the blame on each other and on the President. After all, there were three perfectly good compromise plans (they say), and if only there were effective leadership and reasonable people on the other side of the aisle, we could have picked one and got on with our lives.
What they all carefully avoid mentioning is that a shutdown is arguably better than us passing yet another continuing resolution.
Let me explain, and then you can tell me if you agree. (more…)
It started with Harvey Weinstein, one of the most notorious pigs in the entertainment industry.
The people heard the allegations and believed them, and Weinstein was convicted in the court of public opinion. Which, in my own personal private opinion (not necessarily the opinion of The Not Fake News, in case of lawsuit) was all well and good. We all knew about Harvey, and for years nobody did anything, and now something’s being done. Fair enough, and about time too.
Today is Election Day again, the “Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November”. Time to make your voices heard, my friends.
It’s an off year; in many states there’s not much to vote on. In fact, according to BallotPedia, today there’s fewer statewide ballot measures offered than in any year since 1947. There are two states with (more…)