......recently released .............then killed in a crash... Jorge Heredia, an inmate, left, and Jesse Estrin, a facilitator, right, comfort one another during an emotional meeting, mourning the loss of Arnulfo Garcia at San Quentin State Prison. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times) Down past the prison yard, where blue lilies grow near a fence topped … Continue reading ….A prison newsroom mourns its former editor in chief…
Climate change projections often focus on 2100. But the geological record shows that unless we rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we will be locking in drastic increases in temperatures and sea levels that will alter the earth not just for centuries, but for millennia. BY ROB WILDER AND DAN KAMMEN • SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 A century or two from … Continue reading …..Taking the Long View: The ‘Forever Legacy’ of Climate Change…..
The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO STATE the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive … Continue reading …..The First White President…..
......and in this Fun Facts Edition of Who Is This?.. new .....candidate....for FBI Director?....Christopher Wray ....and where have we heard that name before?..... This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a confirmation hearing for Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee to be director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The director is a critically important … Continue reading …….before anybody gets carried away with this particular GOP Ken doll…….
With the Old South finally cleansing itself of outdated statues, Colorado should consider names like Evans, Byers and Gore. Mountain Evans, as seen from Aurora, is named for John Evans, the first territorial governor of Colorado. In 2014, a nine-member committee at Northwestern University investigated Evans’ role in the Sand Creek Massacre and determined that … Continue reading …….Colorado should remove its monuments to genocide….
Presidential psychology is quickly becoming a bipartisan issue. Recently, Senator Al Franken said that he and several of his GOP colleagues shared the opinion that President Donald Trump is “not right mentally.” Shortly thereafter, 35 mental health professionals — psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers — took to the pages of the New York Times to … Continue reading …Congress Can Remove Donald Trump From Office Without Impeaching Him…
DISPARATE TREATMENT What?….huh?…..Pay attention now…..you're going to like knowing this when we're done…..I promise…… It's a simple question: What is Disparate Treatment? Disparate treatment is an element of employment discrimination. The term means that an employee was treated differently than other employees similarly situated, though in a legal sense, the different treatment must be based … Continue reading …..DISPARATE TREATMENT……..