Interesting News From Elsewhere

Finals make everything more difficult, including posting here. I hope you guys are all doing well and getting everything done!

  • Robert Reich blogged about how the loss of the public option and the policies proposed to replace it are going to do nothing.
  • Not to push you too much, but charitable giving is way down this year and even in places where it isn’t, need has still gone way up. Charity Navigator does a bunch of top ten lists if you’re having trouble deciding who to donate to.
  • Rep. Grayson pointed out at the time that defunding ACORN was unconstitutional. Now courts have agreed.
  • A gay rights group in Iowa is requesting “The Family” member and Republican senator Chuck Grassley help end a Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill. According to the Iowa Independent:

If the law were passed, gays and lesbians convicted of having gay sex would be sentenced to life in prison. People who test positive for HIV would be executed, as would anyone who has homosexual sex more than once.

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About Sylvia Fredericks

Second-Year MPA student at the La Follette School for Public Affairs (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
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