Public Affairs - Politics

Legal Affairs

Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze Makes America Less Safe

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Even Members of Congress and Trump Voters and Fans Who Visit Washington – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — When New York celebrity businessman Donald J. Trump took office in January, one of his first acts as president was to immediately sign a symbolic memo calling for a “hiring freeze” on federal employees. The…

Comey: President Trump is a Liar Who Can’t Be Trusted

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald J. Trump is a liar who can’t be trusted and did not want the FBI director getting to the bottom of the investigation into Russian “meddling” in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, especially vis a vis his “satellite” associates, especially fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.…

Public Opinion

Southern Politics

Lawsuit Moves Forward to Stop Cuts to Healthcare for Disabled

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By Kimberely Blackburn – JONESBORO, Ark. – A new program implemented by Arkansas Department of Human Services resulted in cuts of home health care hours for many in the disabled community of the state. Legal Aid of Arkansas won a temporary restraining order on behalf of many who suffered a cut in hours in February.…

Editorial Opinion

Coalition for Immigrant Justice Raises Awareness

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By James Rhodes – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Victoria Siciliano, communications coordinator for the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, recently hosted a community informational forum at the Civil Rights Institute downtown. The primary purpose of the gathering was to raise awareness regarding the plight of the resident immigrants as well as to showcase their personal stories…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Lies Better Than Trump

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — What happens when you have a United States Attorney General who is just as much of a liar as the president, only one who has been in Washington much longer and understands the practice of dissembling in answering questions and claiming a faulty memory?…

Trump is Making America Stoned and Drunk Again

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — While it may seem easy to be lulled into a spring stupor with the fine cool weather in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, it is hard to avoid going into shock with all the strange news coming out of the Trump administration. Around here they…

Science-Environment

Doublespeak: Trump Guts EPA While Claiming to be for Protecting the Environment

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By Glynn Wilson – New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt recently told Fox News that Trump’s new executive order abandoning work on climate change and promoting fossil fuels is a return to “core EPA originalism.” This is clearly a perfect example of “doublespeak,” a term inspired by George Orwell’s book Nineteen Eighty-Four. The creation of the…