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sugarforsalt:

There it is.

yesterdaysprint: The Evening News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,…

yesterdaysprint:

The Evening News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, November 1, 1927

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be downsizing the number…

  • Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be downsizing the number of investigations it conducts into possible civil rights violations throughout the public school system, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
  • According to an internal memo issued by acting DOE office of civil rights director Candice E. Jackson, the Times wrote, investigators at the agency will no longer be required to “broaden their inquiries to identify systemic issues and whole classes of victims.” 
  • They have also been instructed it is no longer mandatory to alert D.C. officials of “all highly sensitive complaints” like allegations of racial discrimination or failure to properly investigate campus sexual assaults. Read more. (6/17/17, 2:07 PM)

Another day. Another shooting. Another day I watch the news through tears. The idea that people…

Another day.
Another shooting.
Another day I watch the news through tears.

The idea that people can’t go about their daily lives… Prepare for a charity event at a YMCA… Without the fear of being gunned down makes me feel hopeless. It’s wrong.
It’s not my idea of America.

Those people didn’t deserve to be shot.
The shooter was wrong and I’m hoping his will be the only life lost in this event.

The big debate now is how to keep our lawmakers safe… Something they deserve.

The talk today has been increased security. But this is not the answer (or the whole answer).

I pray to my God today that we can do what needs to be done. That we can get assault weapons off the street. That we can ban high capacity magazines. That we can increase background checks. That we can get the gun reform we need.

The House was supposed to debate legislation today that would ease restrictions on things like gun silencers and armor piercing bullets.
That was obviously cancelled. I hope it is never revisited.

Some might say it would be selfish and hypocritical of republicans who oppose gun reform to support it now that the gun was aimed at them.
I say it doesn’t matter.

We all stray at times. We all come around to the right thing in different ways.

If we can support gun reform now I will not chastise those who join the cause because of this disgusting event. I will rejoice that we can move forward together, supportive of one another in our drive to protect Americans from this kind of fear. From living oppressed by the devastation gun violence has brought to us. It lays, like a thick blanket, across our nation.

Let us cast it off together.

Trump’s Speech On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal, Annotated

Trump’s Speech On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal, Annotated:

Trump is a master at the art of distraction.

Do. Not. Forget. About. Russia.