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Democrats Need These California Seats to Win Back the House

Seven of the state’s Republican representatives look particularly vulnerable in 2018. And they share a few things in common.

Anti-Lawful Access Tide Continues: Security Consultation Finds Public Strongly Opposed to New Reforms

Law enforcement efforts to revive lawful access reform continue to face political and public opposition. Earlier this month, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security recommended that the current approach remain unchanged. Show More Summary

What do Trump’s golf courses and his presidency have in common? ‘Quality,’ says Sean Spicer.

Headlining a fundraiser Thursday night at President Trump’s golf club in northern Virginia, White House press secretary Sean Spicer sought to make the case that the quality of Trump properties says a lot about the quality of his presidency. “It’s an honor to be here … literally standing in a property that the president owns,” […]

Genius Requires Many Drafts

What do Hamlet, Bleak House, and War and Peace have in common? Well, one easy guess is that each one required a lot of drafts. And producing those required a lot of patience.

LBJ, little brown job, house sparrow

The common or garden house sparrow (Passer domesticus) or in the parlance of my home town – the spuggy. Here pictured a female with a mouthful of insects plucked from our patio and readying herself to head back to the nest in a nearby shrubbery. The word sparrow derives from the Greek, spergoulos, which means … Continue reading "LBJ, little brown job, house sparrow"

The Small Mystery of Why Bats Keep Returning to This House

The Mexican free-tailed bat is a tiny, common chiropteran found across the Western Hemisphere. It is also fast, elusive, and prone to taking up residence in spaces that humans would prefer them not to—hot, dark, manmade spaces like,Show More Summary

WaPo Columnist Condemning Sanders' Drug Importation Bill Doesn't Realize Canada Can Expand Its Regulatory Agency

The Washington Post ran a column by Leona Aglukkaq, a former member of Canada's House of Commons and Canadian health minister, which complained that Senator Bernie Sanders proposal to allow mass importation of drugs from Canada would overburden the country's regulatory agency. Show More Summary

Former Zengo Space to Become Wayward

It’s all about vegetables and whiskey The team from one year old The Way Back is expanding with Wayward, a vegetable-forward restaurant that will occupy the space that formerly housed Zengo. A fourteen tear old staple of Commons Park, Zengo shuttered last week to the dismay of longtime fans of the chef Richard Sandoval. Show More Summary

Here's a photo of Republicans celebrating the health care bill. Guess what they have in common.

If you are a woman, a person of color, LGBTQ, a person with disabilities, elderly, or maybe even a person who struggles with anxiety/depression: House Republicans have failed you today. While Republicans voted to pass the controversial...Show More Summary

Dear Trump Voters, It's Time To Get Angry About Trumpcare

Dear Trump voters, It was a very big day for you yesterday, what with the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act ? commonly known as Trumpcare ? formerly known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare. A...Show More Summary

Labour crisis in agriculture

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee was not able to complete its inquiry into labour constraints in agriculture because of the dissolution of Parliament, but has produced a report that highlights some of...Show More Summary

Trump heads to genteel fox-hunting country for weekend getaway at 'summer White House'

This secluded corner of New Jersey has been home to so many luminaries that it is barely worth the effort to drop all their names. Lamborghinis and Maseratis glide down what used to be quiet farm roads. It was once common to see Jacqueline Onassis passing through on her way to the annual foxhunt....

GOP Passes ‘Trumpcare’ Bill; Critics Lambaste It

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Lauren McCauley / Common Dreams The latest version of the American Healthcare Act drew widespread criticism on and beyond Capitol Hill, and no House Democrats voted for the bill.

Wall Street deregulation vote should remind us, we actually have everything in common

x WASHINGTON (AP) _ House panel approves bill to undo much of Dodd-Frank law enacted after financial crisis. — Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) May 4, 2017 Today, mostly lost in the noise over GOP efforts to take away people’s health care and declare sexual assault a “pre-existing condition,” a House panel voted to deregulate banks. Show More Summary

Chris Whalen: "The Dollar Super-Cycle Ends"

Authored by Chris Whalen via, What do the US residential housing market, the stock market and the dollar all have in common? All of these markets represent bubbles created and driven by the aggressive social...Show More Summary

McMaster appeals to Israel to make peace

On the eve of the Palestinian president's White House visit, H.R. McMaster asked Israel to find common cause with its Arab neighbors and "take advantage of this moment"

My Correspondence with the Committee

By John Stone Below is my correspondence with the United Kingdom House of Commons Science and Technology Committee from January, which I am publishing now partly in response to further malicious attacks on the reputation of Andrew Wakefield in the...

Government drops most contentious proposals for reforming House of Commons rules

Liberals look to end outrage and filibustering — and return to business as usual. The post Government drops most contentious proposals for reforming House of Commons rules appeared first on

Climate March: These Kids Are Suing Donald Trump And Marching To The White House In Protest Of Climate Change

A huge climate march in Washington will mark President Trump’s 100 days in office. Rallies and marches have become a common sight in the Trump’s era, but today kids as young as nine will be part of the rally protesting climate change. Wow: enormous crowd for the Climate March today, just a week after the March for Science. Show More Summary

On legacy, Mrs May seems determined to play a cute political game of her own

4 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

This is interesting… Soldiers and police officers who served during the Troubles in Northern Irelandshould not be prosecuted in relation to historical killings and torture, a Westminster committee has said. The House of Commons defence select committee said a de facto amnesty granted to republican and loyalist paramilitaries under the 1998 Good Friday agreement should more...

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