Hooray! Our Very Responsible Legislators Just Managed to Do a Minute Fraction of Their Job. Executive Signs Off With Jab.
CBS News – Trump signs bill to end government shutdown and reopen government
Corporate Democrats Remain As Brave As Ever While Republicans Cackle
Associated Press – Schumer’s ‘cave’? Shutdown deal puts spotlight on Dem leader
The Trappings of Civilization Change, but the Structures Remain the Same
Time – 82 Percent of the Wealth Generated Last Year ‘Went to the Richest 1 Percent of the Global Population’
The Truth Is the Apes Run From the Storms
Reuters – Heavy snow humbles the global elite at Davos summit
Gerrymandering Takes Another Temporary Hit. Non-Partisan Redistricting Parameters Still Necessary.
New York Times – Pennsylvania Congressional District Map Is Ruled Unconstitutional
Montana Steps Up, But This Is Only the Second Quarter. The Ball Is Now Firmly In the Feds’ Court.
Associated Press – Montana mandates ‘net neutrality’ for state contracts
Can This Save America’s Domestic Solar Manufacturing?
The Hill – Trump imposes 30 percent tariff on solar panel imports
Governor Scott Signs H. 511, Legalizing Cannabis in Vermont and Making History
Washington Post – Vermont is the first state to legalize marijuana through legislature
Make Mexico Great Again
Reuters – ‘Put Trump in his place’: nationalism awakens in Mexican presidential race
Yet Another Country Invades Syria
BBC – Syria offensive: US seeks to address Turkey’s ‘legitimate’ security concerns
When Other Countries Bomb Innocent Civilians, It’s Monstrous. When We Bomb Innocent Civilians, It’s Justified.
The Guardian – Somali citizens count cost of surge in US airstrikes under Trump
Why Not Give the City to the UN, As Similarly Described in the 1947 United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine?
CNN – Pence says US embassy to open in Jerusalem by end of 2019
Real Question on the Table: Are Americans Capable of Assessing Legitimacy of News Content?
Associated Press – Head of Russian outlet RT says US foreign agent order hurts
Vaping Comes to Tobacco
U.S. News – FDA’s Tobacco Stance Faces Test With Philip Morris IQOS Device
A Peek Into the Life of An Unconventional Patriot
New York Magazine – Does This Man Know More Than Robert Mueller?