With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks. Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing. Please feel free to post ‘headlines’ you would like to share that we may have missed.
- Puerto Rico has been granted immediate access to $912 million in federal funds that had not been available to students in public and private schools on the island as a result of restrictions imposed by the Trump administration, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced Monday.
- On the heels of two mass shootings that have shocked the country, the Senate is, once again, weighing an overhaul of the nation’s gun laws — with a murky path ahead.
- Democrats and Republicans clashed Monday over the effort to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state, a proposal that has been gaining popularity among Democrats and the public.
- Democrats argued Monday that Washingtonians are treated as second-class citizens, performing the responsibilities of citizens but not receiving representation in Congress in return. Republicans, by contrast, voiced their staunch opposition to the effort, claiming that the legislation violates the Constitution.
- McConnell incorrectly says filibuster has ‘no racial history at all’
- Like this MAGAt knows what is and isn’t Constitutional or anything about organized labor:
COVID-19 Updates and COVIDIOTS:
- Interesting ‘post COVID-19’ article:
- They Had Mild Covid. Then Their Serious Symptoms Kicked In.
- A new study illuminates the complex array of neurological issues experienced by people months after their coronavirus infections.
- Federal health officials and an independent oversight board accused AstraZeneca of presenting the world with potentially misleading information about the effectiveness of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine, an extraordinary blow to the credibility of a company whose product has been seen as critical to the global fight against the pandemic.
- Mayor Ends Remote Work for 80,000 in Signal to Rest of New York City.
White ISIS/MAGAts/ Supremacists/Wing Nut Watch:
A former Special Forces soldier will be detained pending a trial on charges that he assaulted four police officers during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol
- Postmaster General Louis DeJoy unveiled his 10-year strategic plan for the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday, which includes higher postage rates, some slower services and reduced post office hours aimed at cutting red ink.