Age of Jackson: Crash Course US History #14

In which John Green teaches you about the presidency of Andrew Jackson. So how did a president with astoundingly bad fiscal policies end up on the $20 bill? That’s a question we can’t answer, but we can tell you how Jackson got to be president, and how he changed the country when he got theContinue reading “Age of Jackson: Crash Course US History #14”

Let’s talk about Pelosi’s decision to veto Republican picks – Beau of the Fifth Column

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes bill to ban testimony based on hypnosis

Abbott supported the legislation’s intent but said he vetoed it because it was overly broad. The bill gained bipartisan support after a Dallas Morning News investigation into police use of hypnosis. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed a bill that would have banned people who have been hypnotized from testifying in a criminal trial. AbbottContinue reading “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes bill to ban testimony based on hypnosis”

Florida Gov. DeSantis Strips LGBTQ+ Funds From State Budget

After kicking off Pride Month by signing transphobic legislation, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday vetoed all LGBTQ+ programs and projects from his state’s budget. That included $150,000 for the LGBT+ Center Orlando. The money was earmarked for the Orlando United Assistance Center, which provides mental health services for survivors of the 2016 mass shooting at theContinue reading “Florida Gov. DeSantis Strips LGBTQ+ Funds From State Budget”

Maryland Legislators Override a Veto to Usher in Sweeping Police Reform

The law is part of growing evidence the Black Lives Matter movement is changing policing. In Minnesota, Derek Chauvin’s trial in the killing of George Floyd is on the verge of its third week, with no clear sign yet whether the police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes will be convictedContinue reading “Maryland Legislators Override a Veto to Usher in Sweeping Police Reform”

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