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  • Jan 17, 2020 03:47 PM
    Last: 9mo
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    Trump proposes reversing an Obama era policy of having more fruits and vegetables for school children and wants them to eat more burgers, French fries, and pizza. It reads, "USDA Deputy Under Secretary Brandon Lipps announced new proposed rules for the Food and Nutrition Service that would allow schools to cut the amount of vegetables and fruits required at lunch and breakfasts while giving them the ability to sell more pizza, burgers and fries to students."

    And "the potato lobby has been pushing for this change, and the potato industry was behind a change that happened quietly last March. The USDA allowed school food authorities participating in the School Breakfast Program to substitute potatoes in place of fruit without including vegetables in the weekly menus."

    msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/usda-pro...

  • Jan 14, 2020 04:58 PM
    Last: 9mo
    164

    FINRA arbitration panel has fined Wells Fargo $400 a day because its broker Leonard Kinsman scammed widow Robin Fratto out of her deceased husband's life insurance money.

    wealthmanagement.com/regulation-complia...

    The article states, "Kinsman forged his client's signature on a number of documents authorizing high-risk trading with the proceeds of the life insurance settlement. He is also accused of improperly selling her two illiquid annuity products with high fees that she had to cash in prematurely to get her $580,000 house out of foreclosure."

    And it goes to state, "he then made speculative investments with the money, buying puts on the market calls on gold, foreign oil stocks, large short-term bets of several hundred thousand dollars on a single mutual fund and other improper short-term trading, all of which earned him substantial commissions and likely undisclosed fees despite incurring large losses for the client."

    What should be done about Wells Fargo?

  • May 18, 2019 05:45 PM
    Last: 1yr
    177

    Ron Sullivan is the defense attorney for Harvey Weinstein. His firing set off a wave of scholars coming to his defense, but did Harvard do the right thing in firing him?

    https://newrepublic.com/article/153945/harvard-right-fire-dean-ron-sullivan-winthrop-house

  • Mar 07, 2019 01:00 PM
    Last: 2yr
    245

    President Donald Trump has posthumously pardoned boxer Jack Johnson for violating the Mann Act; that is, driving his white girlfriend across state lines. Trump "signed into law the bipartisan Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking (FOSTA), which websites accountable for any sex trafficking related content posted by users."

    huffingtonpost.com/entry/jack-johnson-t...

    The Huffingtong Post op-ed does bring up a serious question about the Myth of Human Trafficking. Laws like the Mann Act and Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) are policing prostitutes, women of color and forcing to them to go further underground. FOSTA-SESTA shut down Backpage, a website which sex workers say helped them by being on the look-out for potentially violent customers. Is it time for the liberal community to re-think the term human trafficking?

  • Feb 26, 2019 07:02 PM
    Last: 2yr
    323

    I don't think Washington Examiner would have a strong motivation to lie, despite its conservative biases. I used to read Weekly Standard and Liberty and the source shouldn't be discredited just because of its political views. If it was a general election between Kamala and Donald Trump then I'd vote for Kamala. But with the presidential election coming up next year I'm going to look at her past record because if we just ignore it, it's going to be brought up by her opponents on the campaign trail. I think we all know what happened with Mike Nifong.

  • Feb 26, 2019 07:02 PM
    Last: 2yr
    323

    A Washington Examiner article brings up candidate Harris's record.

    washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/kamala-h...

    The article mentions, "In 2010, a judge found then-San Francisco District Attorney Harris’ office violated defendants’ rights by hiding damaging information about a police drug lab technician and was indifferent to demands that it account for its failings. It resulted in over 600 drug cases being dismissed." And as California Attorney General, "her office opposed legislation requiring her office to independently investigate fatal police shootings." Over 600 cases being dismissed.

  • Aug 10, 2018 12:23 AM
    Last: 2yr
    400

    Danny O'Connor just netted 190 votes in Franklin County. Looks like this race is getting tighter.

    msn.com/en-ca/news/msn/high-stakes-ohio...

  • Aug 10, 2018 12:23 AM
    Last: 2yr
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    But is the Green Party slicing votes off of Democrats? This Green Party candidate is a certified nut. In the article, Joe Manchik thinks he's "a descendent of aliens from the Pleiades star cluster." I'm concerned because these useless candidates could wind up hindering the Blue Wave in this year's mid-terms.
  • Aug 10, 2018 12:23 AM
    Last: 2yr
    400

    theweek.com/speedreads/789179/meet-spac...

    Joe Manchik netted 1,127 votes, which those votes could easily have gone to Danny O'Connor. In an election which only 1,766 votes separates the two did the Green Party just cost the Democrats a chance to win in Ohio?

  • Apr 21, 2012 02:53 PM
    Last: 2yr
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    I would rather have Joe Manchin in the Senate than a Republican like Patrick Morrisey. Manchin has fought to protect coal miners pensions from Wall Street privatization while Morrisey would vote to privatize it leaving thousands of retired coal miners penniless.