From The Daily Caller
Democratic operatives responsible for creating their party’s platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science.
From The 2016 Democratic National Convention website
…joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also adopted by unanimous consent.
And they also call the minimum wage a starvation wage.
Acknowledging that the current minimum wage is a starvation wage, the platform draft already included language declaring that Americans should earn at least $15 an hour, that the minimum wage should be raised and indexed, and that all workers have the right to form and join a union.
Why not call what it really is – a starter wage.
Let’s face it, if you’re past your mid-20s and still making minimum wage, you need to take Al Giordino’s advice and sit down and re-evaluate your decision-making paradigm.
Carol Costello interviews Erich Pratt about gun control. She quotes CDC studies, but takes issue when he uses CDC studies to make his argument that refutes her argument.
Here is a link to the Slate.com article he mentions in the video clip.
Trey Gowdy has a way of taking an issue and stripping it down to its most basis idea. Go to the 2:52 mark in this video where he asks one simple question that for a lot of us is the essence of the gun control debate.
Interesting graphs in this story and part of a larger series on guns (I have yet to read). Some quotes from the article:
African Americans, who represent 13% of the total population, make up more than half of overall gun murder victims. Roughly 15 of the 30 Americans murdered with guns each day are black men.
America’s gun control debate continues to revolve around the exact circumstances of the shooting that is currently on the news. Is a new gun law worth it, or not? That depends on whether it might have prevented this particular shooting. While this is an understandable, human response, it is a terrible way to go about saving lives.
A debate conducted in the aftermath of mass shootings has also prompted a huge public investment in guarding and fortifying public schools against shootings, even though the typical school can expect to see a student homicide only once every 6,000 years, according to safety expert Dewey Cornell.
Since the 1999 school shooting at Columbine high school in Colorado, the justice department has invested nearly $1bn to help put police officers in schools, though Cornell notes there is still little evidence that school security measures reduce crime.
LGBT became LGBTQ. I predict it will soon become some variant of LGBTQN, where the N (or whatever letter is added) stands for nonbinary. The courts are starting to recognize it, so is it just a matter of time before they want to get included in the mix?
For the uninformed, nonbinary is when you are neither male nor female.