Today's news -- September 13, 2017

 

 

 

 

DeVos visit a slap in the face to public schools * (by Joanne McCall)

Last week, the U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, visited Leon County. During her visit, she toured several schools; all of which were what some euphemistically refer to as “non-traditional” schools or as the Democrat correctly noted, “a charter school, a voucher school, and a private school.” DeVos, a paid public employee – paid with tax dollars and traveling on the public’s dime – purposely and with clear intent chose to not visit one of Leon County’s amazing, innovative and high-performing public schools. That was a clear slap in the face. Let us first acknowledge who and what DeVos is. She is an unapologetic advocate of taking tax dollars out of our public schools and diverting them to private, for-profit corporate schools that are neither transparent nor accountable to taxpayers for the dollars they spend. The one – and only – positive thing I can say about DeVos, is she is open and honest about her support of privatizing our nation’s public school system. So, we know full well who she is and what she stands for. That is why it was wrong for the editorial board of the Democrat to criticize Leon County Superintendent of Schools Rocky Hanna for choosing to not attend the charade of a public town hall meeting. What good would it have done? He would have gotten his two minutes at the mic and it would have been two minutes of conversation falling on ears that are more than “tone deaf” as the Democrat implied; she and her staff would have all but scoffed at his presence. Hanna took the better course. He chose not to engage in the falsity of a tour designed only to mock public schools and highlight DeVos’ privatization-at-all-costs agenda. Good for him. My dear friend State Sen. Bill Montford took a different tack. Montford felt he could be more effective on the inside looking out than on the outside looking in. And it’s hard to argue against his position. The truth is, both men were correct. Hanna was correct in sending a crystal clear and loud message of defiance and of defense in the school district he serves – a district in which more than 90 percent of students attend a public school. Montford navigated a course of inclusion and, true to his character, chose to believe that DeVos could perhaps be persuaded to at least acknowledge, if not somehow support, our public schools. But through it all, it was DeVos who should be admonished. It was DeVos who should be reminded that she is the secretary of education for our nation’s public schools, not the unregulated private schools. Even with her so-called reforms, only about one in 20 children will attend a for-profit or private school, and if past is prologue (and I believe it is) many of them will fail. And in failing will turn to our public institutions to clean up their messes. Last week, we saw courage in two forms from two local leaders – both who are devoutly committed to stronger public schools. Hats off to both Hanna and Montford for their efforts. But shame on our nation’s education secretary for thumbing her nose at Leon County’s public schools, and all who work so hard to support them.

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2017/09/08/opinion-devos-visit-slap-face-public-schools/644229001/

 

Properly fund public education * (by Mike Gandolfo)

A recent opinion piece asks citizens to consider rethinking the rule on class size. The writers provided data supporting their viewpoint that putting an end to the class size amendment makes economic sense. The problem is that from its inception, the class size amendment was never properly funded nor implemented. In place of funding, districts have been awarded annual loopholes by our legislators in order to circumvent the will of the people who wanted smaller classes for their children. You can't really use data against a plan without having actually implemented the plan as it was intended. There are too many organizations that think a business model for education is the way to go. Saving money is great, but neglecting to properly fund education is criminal because money saved on education is eventually spent on crime, drugs, prisons and other drains on our economy. Florida lags by thousands of dollars a year on per student spending compared to the average of all other states. If Florida wants young families and businesses to settle here, it must invest in education. The op-ed authors think charter schools are a cheap alternative. Those that specialize in a certain condition such as autism may or may not be, but if they are taking tax money they must be held to the same account as public schools. Those that do not accept English as a second language students, Exceptional Student Education students or kids with behavior issues should not be entitled to any taxpayer money. It is the responsibility of each generation to educate all of the next. The citizens of Pinellas County have always supported public education. Four times in the past 16 years they have voted in favor of a referendum tax that provides money for public education. Pinellas County commissioners have voted to help fund a nurse in every elementary school. Perhaps our elected leaders in Tallahassee need to listen to what Pinellas has been saying for years: Fund public education.

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/letters/wednesdays-letters-properly-fund-public-education/2337236

 

Irma's gone. Why isn't my child going back to school this week?

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/irmas-gone-why-isnt-my-child-going-back-to-school-this-week/2337201

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-schools-closed-wednesday-20170912-story.html

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/hillsborough-schools-struggling-with-power-outages-will-not-open-until/2337203

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article172866436.html

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2017/09/12/brevard-schools-remain-closed-wednesday/657213001/

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170912/sarasota-county-schools-to-open-monday

http://www.news-press.com/story/weather/hurricane/2017/09/11/hurricane-irma-lee-schools-knocked-strong-winds-rain/655983001/

 

Red Cross :didn’t show up” at hurricane shelters, says Miami-Dade schools chief

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article172607326.html

 

Irma’s cost to Manatee schools: Up to $1 million for cleanup

http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article172952641.html

 

Flames consume elementary school in Tampa Heights

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/fire/firefighters-battling-to-save-robert-e-lee-elementary-in-tampa-heights/2337254?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Santa Rosa School district employees decline to ratify contract

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/education/2017/09/08/union-declines-ratify-santa-rosa-school-district-contract/646585001/

 

Decline in unions hurts public education

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/opinion/point-view-decline-unions-failure-public-education/RWtdsUQQji5hR3aPGYYYXJ/

 

The toll of Harvey and Irma on America’s schoolchildren

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/09/08/the-toll-of-harvey-and-irma-on-americas-schoolchildren/?utm_term=.b1ab6c0ff695

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/11/the-serious-and-long-lasting-impact-of-disaster-on-schoolchildren/?utm_term=.ae75f3ca5015

 

Why a live, star-studded TV show on school reform is a problem

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/08/why-a-live-star-studded-tom-hanks-common-etc-tv-show-on-school-reform-is-a-problem/?utm_term=.34f586e58641

 

Merrow reviews timid tv bash of our high schools

https://themerrowreport.com/

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/09/09/john-merrow-reviews-laurene-p-jobs-timid-tv-bash/

 

In front of kids, DeVos says school is too often a “mundane malaise”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/12/in-front-of-kids-betsy-devos-says-school-is-too-often-a-mundane-malaise/?utm_term=.3e6a7c44b6cd

 

The economic case for letting teenagers sleep a little later

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/upshot/the-economic-case-for-letting-teenagers-sleep-a-little-later.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170913&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

After the storm, it’s finally the first day of school in Houston

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/houston-storm-schools-harvey.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170911&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/schools-reopen-in-houston-buoying-hope-for-recovery/2017/09/11/fd25bc48-971b-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html?utm_term=.908c1e36c8ed

 

Pro-charter group pays fine for not disclosing donors in Massachusetts ballot fight

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/09/pro-charter_school_group_pays.html

 

After more than 20 years, Newark to regain control of its schools

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/nyregion/20-years-newark-schools-regain-control-baraka.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170912&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Schools need to get better at fighting sexual assault. DeVos isn’t helping.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/7/16266548/betsy-devos-title-ix-college-sexual-assault

 

DeVos’ Title IX interpretation is an attack on sexual assault survivors

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/09/08/betsy-devoss-title-ix-interpretation-is-an-attack-on-sexual-assault-survivors/?utm_term=.7bf56123961b

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/08/does-betsy-devos-care-more-about-those-accused-of-than-its-victims

 

DeVos and the Trump administration address sexual assault problems — for men

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/08/betsy-devos-and-the-trump-administration-are-addressing-sexual-assault-problems-on-campus-for-men/?utm_term=.406170530bc3

 

Why DeVos’ position on campus sexual assault is flawed

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-devoss-position-on-campus-sexual-assault-is-flawed/2017/09/13/3e2b34a0-97d2-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.138dd76c82e1

 

Lawyer: DeVos took away my moment of justice

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/09/11/lawyer-betsy-devos-took-away-my-moment-of-justice/?utm_term=.9d2b21829b78

 

Students protest choice of DeVos as commencement speaker

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/09/11/students-protest-choice-of-devos-as-commencement-speaker/?utm_term=.7700629dc7c5

 

Are elite universities “safe spaces”? Not if you're starting a union

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/09/elite-universities-safe-spaces-union?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=242992&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Growth of UCF, FIU raises questions

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170911/growth-of-ucf-fiu-raises-questions

 

Improving Florida financial aid proposal

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-improving-florida-financial-aid-proposal/2336767

 

Florida universities get boost in annual rankings

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-florida-university-rankings-20170912-story.html

 

How U.S. News college rankings promote economic inequality on campus

https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/top-college-rankings-list-2017-us-news-investigation/

 

The problem with the 2018 U.S. News rankings: Junk in, junk out

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/12/the-problem-with-the-2018-u-s-news-rankings-junk-in-junk-out/?utm_term=.e332c3d30b4f

 

Trump puts in limbo 65,000 people who say for-profit colleges swindled them

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-student-loan-claims-20170912-story,amp.html

 

UNC Board of Governors kills the historic Center for Civil Rights

https://m.indyweek.com/news/archives/2017/09/08/unc-board-of-governors-kills-the-historic-center-for-civil-rights

 

Millions without power in Florida as Hurricane Irma’s effects linger

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/12/more-than-5m-remain-without-power-as-fpl-asks-for-patience-114433

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/12/florida-struggles-with-top-job-in-irmas-wake-restoring-power-to-millions/?utm_term=.db0b6620cffd

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article172791261.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-reg-hurricane-irma-waiting-for-power-20170912-story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/more-than-12-million-without-power-in-florida-as-hurricane-irmas-effects-linger/2017/09/11/bf398808-9728-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.64b6360f3196

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article172732111.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/irma-jacksonville-naples.html?mcubz=3

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/historic-flooding-swamps-florida-as-irma-sweeps-north/2337107

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-monday-mainbar-20170911-story.html

http://www.tampabay.com/news/weather/hurricanes/swollen-by-irma-alafia-river-driving-people-from-their-homes-in-valrico/2337221

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/energy/nearly-a-million-tampa-bay-residents-still-without-power-after-irma/2337158

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/irma-jacksonville-florida.html?mcubz=3&_r=0

 

12 Florida deaths attributed to Hurricane Irma

http://www.news-press.com/story/weather/hurricane/2017/09/12/12-florida-deaths-attributed-hurricane-irma/660482001/

 

The long road home: Millions of Floridians await return

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/the-long-road-home-millions-of-floridians-await-return/2337065

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article172775826.html

 

Irma's wrath leaves Florida Keys reeling with onerous recovery ahead

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/13/irmas-wrath-leaves-florida-keys-reeling-with-onerous-recovery-ahead-114459

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article172969686.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article172742816.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/11/florida-keys-facing-potential-humanitarian-crisis-in-irma-aftermath?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=243360&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/keys-residents-irma.html?mcubz=3

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/local/weather/a-look-at-marathon-fla-after-hurricane-irma/2017/09/13/8af5991e-985a-11e7-af6a-6555caaeb8dc_video.html?utm_term=.aca2d0ae7421

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/12/hurricane-irma-florida-keys-damage-?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=243495&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article172989371.html

 

FEMA estimates 25 percent of Keys homes are gone

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170912/fema-estimates-25-percent-of-florida-keys-homes-are-gone

 

Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

https://apnews.com/1fdf5ea863554d45b2550914f0237870/Aircraft-carrier-is-rushed-to-the-hurricane-battered-Keys

 

The winds subsided, the rain stopped. Then the emergency began in Jacksonville.

http://jacksonville.com/news/public-safety/2017-09-11/winds-subsided-and-rain-stopped-then-emergency-began

 

Coast Guard: More than 100 people rescued in Jacksonville following hurricane

http://jacksonville.com/news/public-safety/2017-09-12/coast-guard-more-100-people-rescued-monday-jacksonville-following

 

How Orlando fared

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/12/how-orlando-fared-irmas-damage-ucf-drive/656279001/

 

Tampa dodged Irma’s worst, but still at risk and unprepared

https://apnews.com/686b55ecd25a49518648e0709f7b921f/Tampa-dodged-Irma's-worst,-but-still-at-risk-and-unprepared

 

Bradley: People will be stunned by rural impacts of Irma

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/244679-rob-bradley-discusses-rural-impacts-irma

 

Immokalee residents struggle to find food

www.naplesnews.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/09/12/hurricane-irma-immokalee-residents-

 

State presses for federal dollars after Irma, but budget hawks resist

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article172882016.html

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170912/irma-relief-package-expected-to-cost-billions

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-damage-orange-20170912-story.html

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170912/polk-waits-for-word-on-federal-relief

 

Storm may force Florida insurers to turn to deeper pockets

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170911/irma-may-force-florida-insurers-to-turn-to-deeper-pockets

 

EPA grants pollution waiver to state utilities after Irma http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HURRICANE_IRMA_EPA_WAIVER_FLOL-?SITE=FLPET&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-09-11-15-45-29

 

Irma’s lessons for next time — and there will be a next time

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article172756446.html

 

Corcoran: After hurricane, Legislature could “immediately convene'” special session

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/11/corcoran-after-hurricane-irma-legislature-could-immediately-convene-special-session-114405

 

Fraud inevitably follows disasters, so authorities prepare for post-storm scams

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/true-crime/wp/2017/09/08/fraud-inevitably-follows-disasters-so-authorities-in-texas-florida-prepare-for-post-storm-scams/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/beware-of-unlicensed-contractors-when-making-repairs/2337213?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Hurricane Irma linked to climate change? For some, a very “insensitive” question

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/climate/hurricane-irma-climate-change.html?emc=edit_cn_20170912&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Pruitt says it’s not the time to talk climate change. For him, it never is.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/09/07/at-a-moment-climate-change-is-hard-to-ignore-the-epa-is-being-pointed-elsewhere/?utm_term=.191c8446e391

 

Nelson: Republicans “denying reality” on climate change

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/12/climate-change-bill-nelson-republicans-242638

 

Irma, and the rise of extreme rain

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/12/opinion/columnists/leonhardt-temperatures-extreme-storms.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170912&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Miami’s mayor on hurricane: “If this isn’t climate change, I don’t know what is”

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article172080587.html

 

Nature isn't on a rampage. We are.

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-nature-isnt-on-a-rampage-we-are/2337208

 

State’s overdevelopment has created a ticking time bomb

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hurricane-irma-floridas-overdevelopment-has-created-a-ticking-time-bomb/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

 

Does Scott’s tight control of information matter in an emergency?

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article172865736.html

 

Lost wages, illness and poor labor standards: The dangers of rebuilding

https://thinkprogress.org/texas-labor-conditions-construction-d86dfc3054c9/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59b6c11404d3017c04a1b4be&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

Yes, you can be fired for missing work while fleeing hurricane

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/08/yes-you-can-be-fired-for-missing-work-while-fleeing-hurricane-irma/?utm_term=.49c640fd4dd1

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/ct-irma-pizza-hut-florida-20170912-story.html

 

Hurricane delivers serious punch to Florida agriculture

http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170912/AP/309129812

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/09/12/hurricane-irmas-wrath-mean-grower-losses-higher-grocery-bills/657412001/

 

Irma destroys much of Florida citrus crop

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170911/irma-destroys-much-of-florida-citrus-crop

 

Florida sheriff who threatened arrests at shelters is sued

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-polk-county-grady-judd-sex-offenders-20170909-story.html

 

Elegy for the Sunshine State

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/requiem-for-the-sunshine-state

 

Irma-proof armor and nights at the museum: Shielding Florida’s arts

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/arts/design/hurricane-irma-florida-museums.html?emc=edit_th_20170913&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

We need a federal budget that values families, not one that destroys them

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-we-need-a-federal-budget-that-values-families-not-one-that-destroys/2336762

 

How not to sustain prosperity

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/opinion/trump-wages-prosperity.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170913&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Pay transparency could help close the “wage gap.” The EEOC shouldn’t write it off.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/pay-transparency-could-help-close-the-wage-gap-the-eeoc-shouldnt-write-it-off/2017/09/09/9d262f44-93f6-11e7-aace-04b862b2b3f3_story.html?utm_term=.a329e0a87286

 

Median U.S. household income up for second straight year

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/business/economy/income-rebound-recession.html?emc=edit_cn_20170913&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Trump signs Harvey aid package after GOP booed top White House officials

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-set-to-vote-today-on-harvey-aid-package-that-would-also-raise-debt-ceiling/2017/09/08/728ddce8-9494-11e7-8754-d478688d23b4_story.html?utm_term=.151acf993a6f

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/us/politics/hurricane-aid-debt-ceiling.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170908&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/08/house-republicans-ciriticize-steven-mnuchin-mick-mulvaney-242490

 

How Schumer’s power play led to a deal with Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/09/us/politics/chuck-schumer-new-washington.html?emc=edit_th_20170910&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

McConnell says Democrats’ glee on debt limit deal was premature

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/politics/mitch-mcconnell-debt-limit-deal-trump-schumer.html?emc=edit_cn_20170912&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Why Ryan, undercut by Trump, may actually emerge stronger

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/10/us/politics/paul-ryan-republicans-freedom-caucus-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170911&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Matt Gaetz calls hurricane funding bill "generational theft"

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/09/florida-republican-calls-hurricane-funding-bill-generational-theft-.html

 

Yoho voted against hurricane aid too
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/09/as-irma-churned-toward-their-state-two-florida-republicans-voted-against-hurricane-relief-bill/?utm_term=.8d1d9751f20b

 

Trump voter commission leader comes under fire as panel meets

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/head-of-trumps-voter-commission-comes-under-fire-as-panel-meets-in-new-hampshire/2017/09/12/4dd571ca-97ca-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.fd92b6cae9fc

 

Republicans invent a story about voter fraud in New Hampshire

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/08/election-integrity-commission-members-accuse-new-hampshire-voters-of-fraud/?utm_term=.2c7019b7607a

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/10/us/trump-voter-fraud-panel.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170910&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/09/republicans-allege-voter-fraud-in-new-hampshire.html

https://shareblue.com/mike-pence-convenes-all-white-all-male-meeting-to-plot-voter-suppression/

https://thinkprogress.org/heritage-foundation-thought-mainstream-republicans-werent-extreme-enough-for-voter-fraud-squad-808af4fb8d29/amp/

 

Kobach’s leap of logic on voter fraud in New Hampshire should be disqualifying

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/09/08/kris-kobachs-leap-of-logic-on-voter-fraud-in-new-hampshire-should-be-disqualifying/?utm_term=.3933e59669ce

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/opinion/kris-kobach-fraudulent-voters.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170911&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Five false statistics Trump’s voter fraud panel will use to restrict voting

https://thinkprogress.org/false-data-voting-panel-26aa7e5d2ac1/amp/

 

Democrats on voter fraud panel join those criticizing it

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/voter-fraud-panel.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170912&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

America's shameful history of voter suppression

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/13/america-history-voter-suppression-donald-trump-election-fraud?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=243495&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Carter: Voters need a digital defense

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/opinion/jimmy-carter-electronic-voting.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170913&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=13&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Supreme Court blocks ruling against Texas redistricting

http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2017/09/12/supreme-court-blocks-ruling-against-texas-redistricting-242644

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/supreme-court-texas-redistricting-maps.html?emc=edit_cn_20170913&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/over-liberals-objections-supreme-court-says-texas-need-not-draw-new-districts-now/2017/09/12/c6287b0c-981c-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.9407b4dc86a6

 

The Supreme Court should strike down Wisconsin’s gerrymandering

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-supreme-court-should-strike-down-wisconsins-gerrymandering/2017/09/12/62a6b562-972c-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html?utm_term=.6cf51ad00071

 

Virginia scraps touch-screen voting machines as election for governor looms

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/virginia-scraps-touch-screen-voting-machines-as-election-for-governor-looms/2017/09/08/e266ead6-94fe-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.676d77de2bdc

 

Mueller gives White House names of six aides he expects to question

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/spicer-priebus-hicks-among-six-current-and-former-trump-aides-mueller-has-expressed-interest-in-interviewing-for-russia-probe/2017/09/08/3b32779e-949a-11e7-aace-04b862b2b3f3_story.html?utm_term=.29b29d726e94

 

Why Trump Jr.'s phone calls matter

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/politics/wp/2017/09/08/why-donald-trump-jr-s-phone-calls-matter/

 

Flynn backed for-profit nuclear scheme inside Trump transition

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/12/michael-flynn-middle-east-nuclear-power-242643

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/13/michael-flynn-promoted-us-russian-nuclear-project-from-white-house?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=243495&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump tortured Spicer and Priebus. Now they get to tell investigators about Trump.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/08/trump-tortured-spicer-and-priebus-now-they-get-to-tell-investigators-about-trump/?utm_term=.51b244480a09

 

Bannon calls Comey firing the biggest mistake in “modern political history”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/10/us/politics/steve-bannon-60-minutes-interview.html?emc=edit_cn_20170911&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

White House says Justice Department should look at charging Comey

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/politics/white-house-justice-department-comey.html?emc=edit_cn_20170913&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Russia’s fake Americans

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/opinion/russia-facebook-twitter-election.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170908&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Facebook wins, democracy loses

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/opinion/facebook-wins-democracy-loses.html?emc=edit_th_20170909&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832&_r=0

 

Russia used Facebook events to organize anti-immigrant rallies on U.S. soil

http://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-russia-used-facebook-events-to-organize-anti-immigrant-rallies-on-us-soil

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/politics/russia-facebook-election.html?emc=edit_cn_20170913&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

RT, Sputnik and Russia’s new theory of war

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/magazine/rt-sputnik-and-russias-new-theory-of-war.html

 

White House communications director Hicks retains lawyer in Russia probe

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/08/hope-hicks-white-house-lawyer-russia-trump-242519

 

Russia probes pose loyalty test for Team Trump

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/12/trump-russia-investigation-loyalty-242570

 

Kennedy’s order temporarily leaves in place Trump travel ban on refugees

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/justice-kennedy-supreme-court-travel-ban.html?emc=edit_cn_20170912&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-agrees-with-trump-administration-says-some-refugees-can-be-barred-for-now/2017/09/12/f38d5884-97ee-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_travelban704pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.54cf5fbfde74

 

White House weighs lowering refugee quota to below 50,000

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/politics/trump-refugee-quota.html?emc=edit_cn_20170913&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Napolitano sues Trump to save DACA program she helped create

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/us/politics/napolitano-sues-trump-to-save-daca-program-she-helped-create.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170908&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/09/08/university-of-california-sues-trump-administration-over-immigration-decision/?utm_term=.e33fd0de6870

 

Senate Democrats to unveil plan to protect “Dreamers” in the military

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/12/dreamers-military-protection-senate-democrats-242612

 

House leaders to meet on future of “Dreamers”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/12/dreamers-house-republican-leadership-242635

 

Poll: Majority wants Congress to establish path to citizenship for DACA recipients

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/13/dreamers-daca-citizenship-poll-242630

 

Do right, Congress, and make “Dreamers” legal

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/another-voice-do-right-congress-and-make-dreamers-legal/2336777

 

Congress shoves “Dreamers” fix down the docket

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article172716701.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/politics/daca-dream-act-congress-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170913&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

The psychic toll of Trump’s DACA decision

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/opinion/sunday/mental-health-daca.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170908&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Why common critiques of DACA are misleading

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/us/politics/why-common-critiques-of-daca-are-misleading.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170908&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Where can “Dreamers” put their trust?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/09/opinion/sunday/can-dreamers-trust-anyone.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170909&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Here’s how young immigrants and their advocates are fighting back

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration/the-clock-is-ticking-on-daca-heres-how-young-immigrants-and-their-advocates-are-fighting-back/2017/09/09/da5fa9ac-93cf-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.cc2e7290dd0b

 

His dream in reach, an immigrant chef is suddenly unsettled

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/dining/phoenix-immigrant-chef-daca.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170908&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Sanders will introduce universal health care, backed by 15 Democrats

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/sanders-will-introduce-universal-health-care-backed-by-15-democrats/2017/09/12/d590ef26-97b7-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html?utm_term=.7296ec024780

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/11/the-dam-is-now-breaking-on-democrats-embrace-of-single-payer/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.5d105e4e747f

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/13/bernie-sanders-universal-healthcare-medicare-for-all?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=243495&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Sanders: Why we need Medicare for all

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/opinion/bernie-sanders-medicare-single-payer.html?emc=edit_th_20170913&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

I watched my patients die of poverty for 40 years. It’s time for single-payer.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/09/12/i-watched-my-patients-die-of-poverty-for-40-years-its-time-for-single-payer/?utm_term=.4893462c93e0

 

How single-payer health care could trip up Democrats

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/upshot/how-single-payer-health-care-could-trip-up-democrats.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_cn_20170912&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Nelson not on board with Sanders' single-payer idea

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/09/13/bill-nelson-not-on-board-with-bernie-sanders-single-payer-idea/

 

Congress rejects Trump proposals to cut health research funds

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/politics/national-institutes-of-health-budget-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170912&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Deal struck to extend financing for children’s health program

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/politics/childrens-health-insurance-program-chip-deal-hatch-wyden.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170912&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

New Trumpcare deserves a quick death

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/opinion/trumpcare-health-care-cassidy-graham.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170913&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump will work with Democrats or Republicans to achieve tax overhaul

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/politics/trump-tax-code-republicans-votes.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170912&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

Trump’s push for tax cuts is coming up against a familiar challenge: Divided GOP

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trumps-push-for-tax-cuts-is-coming-up-against-a-familiar-challenge-divided-gop/2017/09/11/bd7a875c-9763-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_taxreform-5pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.c5acd2033b8e

 

Democrats vow to fight Republican tax provisions that aid rich

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/politics/trump-tax-code-republicans-votes.html?emc=edit_cn_20170913&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Equifax’s maddening unaccountability

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