Politics

Steve May 26, 2022

Thu May 26, 2022, 01:20 PM Tom Kitten (6,984 posts) Source: https://www.loudersound.com/news/yes-drummer-alan- Yes drummer Alan White has died, aged 72, his wife Gigi has confirmed n a statement on White’s Facebook page, Gigi said: “Alan White, our beloved husband, dad, and grandpa, passed away at the age of 72 at his Seattle-area home on May […]

Steve May 26, 2022

Citizens are waking up to the fact that so many politicians can be so easily bought by the weapons industry, an industry that doesn’t care how many people must die to protect their huge profits. SafeHome.org reports that after a record year in 2020, gun sales in the U.S. dipped slightly in 2021. Still, with […]

Steve May 26, 2022

A person grieves at a makeshift memorial set up outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The factors that lead to tragedies like Uvalde are deeply ingrained in US politics, culture, and law. Tuesday’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, 10 days after […]

Steve May 26, 2022

News Release Connect with DOL at https://blog.dol.gov TRANSMISSION OF MATERIALS IN THIS RELEASE IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 8:30 A.M. (Eastern) Thursday, May 26, 2022 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending May 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 210,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week’s unrevised […]

Steve May 26, 2022

The U.S. Senate is set to adjourn Thursday afternoon for a 10-day recess without taking any concrete steps to address the nation’s deadly epidemic of gun violence, following a pattern of inaction that has prevailed in the decade since the worst school shooting in the nation’s history in Newtown, Connecticut. “The Senate isn’t even planning […]

Steve May 26, 2022

Source: Reuters May 25 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday savaged suggestions that Kyiv give up territory and make concessions to end the war with Russia, saying the idea smacked of attempts to appease Nazi Germany in 1938. The angry comments by Zelenskiy and a senior aide come as Ukrainian troops are facing […]

Steve May 25, 2022

According to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the solution to school shootings is fewer doorways and more guns. After 19 children and two teachers were killed at a Texas elementary school Tuesday by a man armed with an assault rifle, the state’s senator suggested that schools would be safer if there was only one way in […]

Steve May 25, 2022

UVALDE, Texas – Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, leader of the Catholic archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas, called for additional gun regulations on Wednesday in the wake of Tuesday’s deadly elementary school shooting in Uvalde. Asked by reporters outside Uvalde High School whether his desire to see governments do more to protect their constituents includes support for […]

Steve May 25, 2022

In the wake of yet another unspeakable tragedy, in which 19 children and two teachers were murdered by a gunman in a Texas elementary school, one reason for the US’s steady stream of mass shootings seems obvious. Right-wing politicians are quick to blame video games, race, mental illness, and literally anything else but guns for […]