Category Archives: Governance

Organizing Opportunity?

From today’s NY Times — Maybe we could get schools like Notre Dame to adopt the Duke-UNC curriculum . . . U.S. Orders Duke and U.N.C. to “Recast Tone” in Mideast Studies Caption — The chapel at Duke University. The … Continue reading

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Island Obliteration

This is simply a horrible story and I have no comment. . . . from Business Insider F-35s and F-15s just obliterated an entire Iraqi island to root out ISIS fighters by Ellen Ioanes        Sep. 10, 2019, 12:55 PM US … Continue reading

Posted in Governance, Small Island

At Last! An Understandable ICE Policy

News in Brief from The Onion ICE Opens Interdimensional Detention Center To Indefinitely Imprison Immigrants Across Infinite Number Of Multiverses Today 11:36am BRANE MULTIVERSE 378-C—In an effort to better comply with recent moves to abolish limits on migrant detention, ICE … Continue reading

Posted in Fun, Governance

Knee-Capping Core Responsibilities of Critical Federal Agencies (yet again)

From Catherine Rampell’s column in the on-line Washington Post <https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-draining-the-swamp–of-needed-experts/2019/08/08/7ec457e4-ba12-11e9-a091-6a96e67d9cce_story.html&gt; , print edition on August 9th, 2019. Opinions For Trump and his cronies, draining the swamp means ousting experts Mick Mulvaney at the Justice Department in Washington on July 11, … Continue reading

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Even Worse News about the Bureau of Land Management

Climate and Environment Trump’s pick for managing federal lands doesn’t believe the government should have any Weashington Post Online < https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/trumps-pick-for-managing-federal-lands-doesnt-believe-the-government-should-have-any/2019/07/31/0bc1118c-b2cf-11e9-8949-5f36ff92706e_story.html > By Steven Mufson July 31 President Trump’s pick for managing federal lands doesn’t think the federal government should … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Governance, Resource Management

Gerry Mander

Ah yes gerrymandering. Only the R’s do this, right? See attached lest we forget the father of all modern gerrymandering. After the election de Lugo won in 1980 Phil Burton gave us room in his office to use during the … Continue reading

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Another good one to toast. . .

From the Washington Post  When you make your list of heroes, save a spot for Ernest Fitzgerald: smart, fearless, witty. Makes James Comey (whom I like) look like sort of a doofus. He also gets bonus points for continuing to … Continue reading

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