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Abolish The Electoral College

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:57

POTUS ratings are under water in all the national polls. However, Donald Trump’s possible re-election might not be quite so bleak.
This one is a worst rip-off than buying a degree from Trump University.

His advantage in the Electoral College, relative to the popular vote, may now be even larger than it was in 2016, according to analysts of national election results and polling data.

GOP Pushback

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 09:00

POTUS had a free reign with Congress for the first two years since he took office, but the Democrats began to pushback after We The People voted for and now, finally even Republican US Senate is playing a game of political truth and consequences.

In fact, Senators from both sides of the aisle are trying to stop Trump from using emergency authority to sell arms to Saudi Arabia and Trump’s tariffs on Mexico mark the latest breaking point for Senate Republicans who have started a GOP pushback.

Good and Bad News

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/04/2019 - 19:04

As I write from one of Marriott Hotels’ four star properties while traveling on business with my favorite award winning banker, who does not want me to write a story about her experience because she believes in keeping a low profile, I learned the following.

Marriott International has come up with a new home-rental concept, aiming to take on Airbnb Inc. and other home-sharing companies in one of the lodging industry’s hottest segments. Marriott will now compete with Airbnb worldwide.

Blind Justice For Some

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:45

Paul John Manafort Jr. is an American lobbyist, political consultant, and convicted felon. The Republican joined Donald Trump's presidential campaign team in March 2016 and was promoted to campaign chairman from June to August 2016.

Paul Manafort’s slap on the wrist is a good example of American injustice in action While in school I may have spent more time in detention and inside the principals' office than he will now serve in his prison sentence.

Next Rising Star

Submitted by ub on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:34

Texas-based Nexstar may become the nation's largest local TV station owner after announcing a $6.4 billion deal to acquire Tribune's 42 stations. This deal now creates the largest commercial TV Broadcaster in the #USA.

The CEO's kindler, gentler approach towards the FCC and other regulators will see an intensified public relations blitz in securing federal approval of the Texas-sized takeover.

The Forgotten Americans

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:21

An economic agenda for a divided nation Podcast featuring a conversation with Governors John Hickenlooper and John Kasich.

This sobering account of a disenfranchised American working class and important policy solutions to the nation’s economic inequalities will take place today at 2P EDT, so tune in to watch Governors John Hickenlooper (D-Col.) and John Kasich (R-Ohio) join Brookings economist Isabel Sawhill for a discussion on advancing the economic interests of American workers who feel disenfranchised by inequality and job losses.

Justice In Doubt

Submitted by ub on Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:50

Is POTUS massive Brett Kavanaugh charade collapsing right before our eyes? What happened to government in the sunshine? Should we call in the FBI before Dr. Ford is compelled to testify? Professor Christine Blasey Ford, the research psychologist who has accused SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sex assault during his high school days, says the feds should reopen its background investigation. Kavanaugh's accuser demands an investigation before testifying https://cnn.it/2xyEHfA

Hard at Work

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/02/2018 - 08:27

As the nation celebrates this national holiday weekend we call Labor Day, we look at who and what is working or not much.

This is a public holiday as well as a day of festivities held in honor of working people. While it is celebrated in the USA and Canada on the first Monday in September, in many other countries around the world, it is celebrated on May 1.

More from TED Why do Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor Day? -Kenneth C. Davis https://youtu.be/YqmPE2HtkyU

Jobs For Military Veterans

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:05

Increased efforts are underway to place US Military Veterans with employment opportunities. Swords to Plowshares is a veterans organization that provides job training, housing, and benefits advocacy to low income and homeless U.S. military veterans. It also operates a drop-in center for veterans requiring emergency services and engages in policy work.

We Need Our Wetlands

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:43

Wetlands are valuable ecosystems that can slow erosion, prevent flooding by retaining storm waters, filter and decompose pollutants, and slow global warming by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen at a prodigious rate.

Wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. These are vital to the nation's water quality. Their dense vegetation helps filter out toxins as water flows through. Wetlands provide key fish and bird habitat and protect coastal land from hurricanes.