You hear a lot about gun control laws lately but it’s really about people control. But these bills that are introduced or, like in New York, passed into law, all depend on people actually enforcing these unconstitutional laws. In the case of gun control laws, especially search and seizure, it comes down to the military […]
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- Whatever Some Candidates Tell You, the Incomes of Most Americans Have Been Rising May 3, 2016After a decade when most Americans saw their incomes decline, the latest Census Bureau income data contain very good news: A majority of U.S. households racked up healthy income gains in 2013 and 2014. The facts may not fit the narratives of Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, but they do help explain why President Obama’s […]
- Mandatory Testing Of Lead In Schools Never Funded May 3, 2016Gov. Jay Inslee issued a directive Monday that orders the Department of Health to come up with new cost estimates to pay for mandatory testing in schools. The directive also requires health officials to assess whether childcare providers should be required to test their drinking water. The post Mandatory Testing Of Lead In Schools Never […]
- Communities of Color Should Lead on Environmental Fight May 3, 2016On Earth Day this year, we released the City of Seattle Equity and Environment Agenda, a blueprint to advance and embed racial equity in the city’s environmental work. In the Agenda, the Community Partner Steering Committee proposes that the city establish an environmental justice fund to invest in community-defined solutions. The post Communities of Color […]
- Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Syria, Libya & Uganda February 23, 20161) The U.S. and Russia have come to a decision on a ceasefire for Syria, which will include all warring parties except the two largest terrorist blocks, Al-Nursa and ISIS. Previous agreements to stop violence and provide aid have failed to stay in place. Sec. of State John Kerry said if the current deal fails […]
- Today’s (Late) Top 3 International Stories: Bahrain, Libya & Russia February 18, 20161) On Sunday, four American members of the press were arrested in Bahrain, while covering protests marking the anniversary of Bahrain’s 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Family members now report that on Tuesday, Bahrain released Anna Day and her camera crew after being interrogated. They have left Bahrain. The government claims the four participated in an […]
- Today Top 3+ International Stories: Egypt, Mexico, France Plus Syria February 12, 20161) In Egypt, thousands of doctors in Cairo turned out to protest after reports circulated that two doctors at a hospital in the capital had been beaten by police. It is not clear why the doctors were targeted, but it could be because they treated or sympathized with dissenters in opposition to former military leader […]
- NBC: Bad Optics for Clinton to See Trump Claim Nomination First May 4, 2016The post NBC: Bad Optics for Clinton to See Trump Claim Nomination First appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
- Legislation Seeks Defense Against Hypersonic Missiles May 4, 2016Congress is pressing the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency to counter the growing threat of high-speed, maneuvering missiles. An amendment to the current defense authorization bill passed by the House Armed Services Committee last week would require the agency to develop and fund a program to defeat hypersonic missiles. The post Legislation Seeks Defense Against Hypersonic […]
- Brexit Leader: ‘Keep Sending Obama Over’ May 4, 2016Brexit leaders are thrilled President Barack Obama came out against them, because they are seeing a bounce in the polls. The post Brexit Leader: ‘Keep Sending Obama Over’ appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
- Happy Birthday, Jane Jacobs May 4, 2016As noted in today’s Google doodle, today is Jane Jacob’s 100th birthday. No doubt many people will write positive things about her. However, as the Antiplanner has noted before, her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, is overrated. Jacobs made two points, one of them right, and one of them wrong. Her […]
- Antiplanner’s Library: Who Owns the World May 3, 2016While doing research for my map of the New Feudalism, I found this 2010 book by Irish journalist Kevin Cahill. Despite the shrill cover rhetoric, the book is basically a nation-by-nation (and, in the United States, state-by-state) inventory of land ownership patterns. There are a lot of question marks about some countries, but it helps […]
- APTA Tinkers with the Deck Chairs May 2, 2016Your largest member has just quit, complaining that your organization doesn’t do enough to help it and other large members and that they are underrepresented on your organization’s executive committee. And, oh, by the way, you’re paying your chief executive officer too much. So what do you do? If you are the American Public Transportation […]