Monday, April 22, 2019

ABC Abruptly Cancels Revived “Roseanne”

The Story: In swift reaction to a racist tweet from one of its stars, Roseanne Barr, the TV network ABC last week cancelled its biggest...

Redistricting as a Weapon: Under Review

  The Story: On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on a challenge to a redistricting plan enacted in Wisconsin in 2011.  Plaintiffs, via attorney...
Amy McGrath For Congress - "We'll See"

Kind Words About Toyota from Rep. Barr

The Story: Andy Barr (R-KY) represents the 6th Congressional district of the state of Kentucky in the House. Although he was elected to a third...

Partisan Gerrymandering is Back Before the US Supreme Court

Justice Stephen Breyer suggested a rule that a map be deemed an unconstitutional gerrymander if one party can win a majority of the statewide vote but nonetheless end up with less than one third of the available legislative seats.

Alaska’s Voters and a ‘Good Government’ Initiative

The Story: This November, Alaskans may vote on an initiative that would disclose financial conflicts of interest of the state legislators, limit the gifts they...
Did the media sink Roy Moore?

Setting a Price on a Lawyer’s Integrity

The Story: The Washington Post, on March 23, ran an explosive piece on alleged manuveurings by supporters of Judge Roy Moore prior to a special...

Iowa’s New Restrictive Abortion Law

The Story: The legislature in Iowa has passed and Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a new and very restrictive abortion measure, requiring any woman seeking...

Annual Davos Gathering of World’s Rich and Mighty

The Story:  Every year in late January, the World Economic Forum hosts a forum in Davos, Switzerland that brings together top business and political leaders...
General Mattis resigns

US Defense Secretary’s Departure

The Story: The US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, has resigned from that office...

An Oil Giant Bets Big on U.S. Domestic Production

The Story:  In recent days the oil giant ExxonMobil has said that it will triple its output from the "Permian Basin" in Texas and New...