Feb. 1st, 2017

solarbird: (korra-on-the-air)
Items 1 and 2 are notes on the constitutional crisis. Item 2 is particularly bad: reports of US marshals refusing to enforce court orders.

Item 3 is of note because I've now seen enough "obstruction of traffic" bills targeting protests to wonder if it's another rightist national effort to suppress opposition. There are various flavours; Indiana's forces local officials to end protests "by any means necessary," other variants remove liability from drivers if they hit a pedestrian who is part of a protest.

Item 4 is a Federal ban on abortion, many forms of research, and will be used - guaranteed - against birth control.

Others include plans to sell off Federal lands (for cheap, of course), negative commentary on Mr. Trump's administration, abandonment of Mr. Trump's promise to allow negotiation of drug prices by Medicare/Medicaid, an attempt to repeal environmental protections in mining, an attempt to abolish the EPA outright, and more. Basically, it's all a shitshow.

It's February 1, 2017; this is the news )

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