Esther Byrd, QAnon-adjacent defender of Jan. 6 insurrection, appointed to Florida Board of Education

‘When Trump supporters peacefully protest, suddenly “Law and Order” is all they can talk about!’ Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Esther Byrd to the state’s Board of Education, a move that will almost certainly serve to further politicize that appointed panel. A former Marine, Mrs. Byrd is currently the legal assistant and office manager for the Law Office of CordContinue reading “Esther Byrd, QAnon-adjacent defender of Jan. 6 insurrection, appointed to Florida Board of Education”

Nearly 240 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in 2022 so far, with most targeting trans people

The annual number of anti-LGBTQ bills filed has skyrocketed over the past several years, from 41 bills in 2018 to 238 bills in less than three months of 2022. State lawmakers have proposed a record 238 bills that would limit the rights of LGBTQ Americans this year — or more than three per day —Continue reading “Nearly 240 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in 2022 so far, with most targeting trans people”

Let’s talk about foreign policy’s new normal and anti-Russian sentiment – Beau of the Fifth Column

‘There Should Be Consequences for It’: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Big Oil Price Gouging

Echoing her fellow “Squad” member, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said that “Big Oil CEOs need to be held accountable for profiteering.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday took aim at corporate profiteers, calling for “consequences” for those who price gouge under the pretext of record inflation and international crises. Responding to a tweet from MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, whoContinue reading “‘There Should Be Consequences for It’: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Big Oil Price Gouging”

Let’s talk about a unique proposal going after oligarchs – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about an injunction in Texas – Beau of the Fifth Column

Amendment to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill would force schools to out students in 6 weeks

A new amendment to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill would explicitly require schools to inform parents of their child’s sexual orientation, and put a deadline on how soon they must tell the family. The amendment filed by bill sponsor Rep. Joe Harding, R-Williston, on Feb. 18 changes the bill to instead not only require disclosure, but requires schools to tellContinue reading “Amendment to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill would force schools to out students in 6 weeks”

Let’s talk about HB2161 in Arizona – Beau of the Fifth Column

Florida Senate committee passes “Don’t Say Gay” bill that would bar LGBTQ discussions in schools

The Florida Senate Education Committee passed a controversial bill on Tuesday that would bar school districts from encouraging classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity. The Parental Rights in Education bill, commonly referred to the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by its critics, would apply to such topics in primary grade levels, as well asContinue reading “Florida Senate committee passes “Don’t Say Gay” bill that would bar LGBTQ discussions in schools”

Italy makes constitution greener, environmentalists call for action

Italian politicians and activists praised a new law building protection of the environment into the constitution, but said action needed to be taken to ensure that the country benefited. Italy is famed for its natural beauty but environmentalists say it does too little to protect jewels such as the Venice Lagoon or thousands of kilometresContinue reading “Italy makes constitution greener, environmentalists call for action”

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