India to repeal controversial farming laws following persistent protests – DW News

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Friday in an address to the nation that he will be repealing three controversial farm laws. Farmers in the northern part of the country have been protesting against the laws for over a year. The announcement came on the day of Guru Nanak Jayanti, a celebration of the birthdayContinue reading “India to repeal controversial farming laws following persistent protests – DW News”

Ukrainian lawmakers pass law on oligarchs after assassination attempt

Parliament passes law to curb oligarchs’ influence Zelenskiy says law is “historic chance” to reform Ukraine Law passed a day after attempted murder of presidential aide Opposition parties say law will lead to more corruption Ukraine’s parliament passed a law on Thursday to order “oligarchs” to register and stay out of politics, a day afterContinue reading “Ukrainian lawmakers pass law on oligarchs after assassination attempt”

21 attorneys general oppose USPS plan to delay first-class mail, warning 4- to 5-day delivery times could have ‘significant’ impact on mail-in ballots

Attorneys general from 21 states issued a statement opposing proposed changes at the Postal Service. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has proposed delaying some first-class mail deliveries. Instead of two to three days, some mail would be delivered in a four- to five-day window. Twenty-one state attorneys general argued in a joint statement on Monday thatContinue reading “21 attorneys general oppose USPS plan to delay first-class mail, warning 4- to 5-day delivery times could have ‘significant’ impact on mail-in ballots”

Trump Commerce Boss Wilbur Ross Hoovered Up $53 Million While In Public Office

Then he slipped out of public life and into a business he set up in the Cayman Islands while reportedly still commerce secretary. Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, earned at least $53 million from private companies while he was collecting a taxpayer salary and supposed to be looking out for the public instead of his ownContinue reading “Trump Commerce Boss Wilbur Ross Hoovered Up $53 Million While In Public Office”

‘Woke up sweating’: Some Texans shocked to find their smart thermostats were raised remotely

Some said they didn’t know their thermostats were being accessed from afar until it was almost 80 degrees inside their homes. Some neighbors in the Houston area said their homes have been much warmer this week, even while they are running their air conditioners. Many of them claim someone has been turning up the temperatureContinue reading “‘Woke up sweating’: Some Texans shocked to find their smart thermostats were raised remotely”

Critics Warn Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan ‘Would Facilitate a Wall Street Takeover’

“This deal is a disaster in the making, and it must be rejected.” Refusing to touch the 2017 GOP tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, a bipartisan group of 21 senators is proposing a series of alternative infrastructure funding mechanisms that critics say amount to a thinly veiled scheme to privatize the nation’s roads,Continue reading “Critics Warn Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan ‘Would Facilitate a Wall Street Takeover’”

Condo developer plans to buy $1-billion worth of single-family houses in Canada for rentals

A Toronto condo developer is buying hundreds of detached houses in Ontario, with the plan of renting them and profiting on the housing crisis ripping across the country. Core Development Group Ltd. is building a large-scale single-family home rental operation, an unproven business model in Canada, where the market is fragmented and individual investors leaseContinue reading “Condo developer plans to buy $1-billion worth of single-family houses in Canada for rentals”

Neoliberalism | US Political Polarization – The Cynical Historian

Neoliberalism is why we’ve become so unequal over the course of this party system. As a result, the US is more divided politically than most of us can remember. Characteristics that unify neoliberals are: -emphasis of individuality and rejection of groups -market liberalism and fiscal conservatism (which are kinda the same thing) -privatization of publicContinue reading “Neoliberalism | US Political Polarization – The Cynical Historian”

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