It appears that a large percentage of American adults had not been paying attention when the Constitution was taught to them in school. Or perhaps they just never received a civics lesson.
Category: State Issues
Friday, Montana prosecutors filed an appeal questioning the ultra lenient 31-day sentence handed to teacher Stacey Dean Rambold, a man who pleaded guilty to the rape of 14-year-old Cherice Moralez, who later committed suicide. During the original sentencing in August, Judge G. Todd Baugh put a share of the blame on the victim by claiming […]
An interactive map by Stateline tracks exactly where the hardest food stamps cuts — which went into effect on Nov. 1 — are hitting. The Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) supplements food budgets for approximately 47 million Americans and was reduced by $5 billion in reductions. The $5 billion in increased benefits were a […]
Retrenchment and Higher Education As a result of continued annual budget cuts under Governor Tom Corbett (18% for 2013 alone) to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), all universities in the system have had to reconcile the difference by making difficult financial decisions. However, one state college, East Stroudsburg University (full disclosure: my […]
On Monday, Tenari Maafala, president of the Hawaii police union and an active-duty police officer, expressed anger when asked about the idea of Hawaii passing a law legalizing same-sex marriage. He told the state House that as a law enforcement officer, it’s his duty to honor all laws…well, except for some: The bottom line is […]
Using the great state of Texas as a test case, Rachel Maddow excoriated the GOP’s voter suppression efforts ahead of future elections. Maddow goes to great lengths to expose the motivations and machinations behind the thrust to make it harder for people to work. Well, not people, per se, but non-white people. Using the minority […]