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Trump, GOP demand blue state payback

As you may recall, on the eve of the 2012 election Sandy wrought devastation along virtually the entire eastern seaboard. As in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that crippled New Orleans and the Gulf Coast 12 years ago, Congress prepared a $51 billion recovery package for the impacted states. But in …

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U.S. Coast Guard Pilot Jason Brownlee Rescued More People in Hurricane Harvey than in Rest of His Career Combined

Coast Guard pilot Jason Brownlee, at right, is seen with commander John Egan, left, and flight mechanic Eric Cybulski, center. (MELISSA JELTSEN/HUFFPOST) by Melissa Jeltsen, Andy Campbell via huffingtonpost.com ELLINGTON FIELD JOINT RESERVE BASE, Texas ― At 3 a.m. on Sunday, Jason Brownlee, a pilot with the U.S. Coast Guard, woke with a …

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The anger of a young black woman

While all preschoolers are impacted by our “zero-tolerance” programs, the punishment for violations seem to fall disproportionally on black children. Even in pre-school. Black girls are 8% of enrolled students, but 13% of students receiving one or more out-of-school suspensions. Girls of other races did not disproportionately receive one or more …

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This week at progressive state blogs: Millennials could run New Orleans; conversion therapy banned

At RI Future.org, Steven Ahlquist writes—Raimondo signs conversion therapy ban bill: Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo may have ceremonially signed legislation banning conversion therapy for minors in a special ceremony at the State House yesterday, but credit for the legislation’s passage fell on Wendy Becker from Youth Pride Inc (YPI). Becker earned not one, but two …

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Travelin' while black

When I was 4 years old in 1951, my family was living on the campus of an Historically Black College (HBCU) now known as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, in segregated Princess Anne, Maryland. My dad was teaching there and we lived in a suite in the boys dormitory. Dad came in one evening …

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Go ahead, Don, tell me another

While working on this compilation, news came in about North Korea’s latest nuclear test. Which, considering the energy involved, is almost certainly a fusion device. It is possible to produce a fission device of the energies involved, but to reach the minimum a 6.3 tremor suggests, it would be easier …

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