All Americans Should Be Free to Express Their Opinions About Generals

The Indianapolis Star (Rashika Jaipuriar and Kaitlin Lange) reports that Twitter has removed Rep. Jim Banks’ tweet about “Dr. Rachel Levine, the nation’s first openly transgender four-star officer”:

The title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man.

Twitter policy forbids “targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.”
I for one do not welcome our new social media overlords. It seems to me that all civilian officials, and all citizens, have to be free to express their views about generals (and others).

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Kyrsten Sinema Whacked by Democratic Congressman, Compared to Trump

California Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna ripped into Senator Kyrsten Sinema on Sunday morning, asking why his fellow Democrat in Congress keeps blocking the party’s major infrastructure bill—and slithering away from answering questions.
“Why doesn’t she explain herself? I’ve never seen a politician—other than frankly [former President] Trump—who just totally ducks answering the questions from the media and constituents. She’s not clear about what she believes,” Khanna told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sues Biden administration in bid to force construction of border wall

“Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sues Biden administration in bid to force construction of U.S.-Mexico border wall” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
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This Billionaire donor who funded Jan. 6 group is now pouring dark money into Glenn Youngkin campaign

Glenn Youngkin, image via Wikimedia Commons.

A billionaire Trump donor who funded a group that marched on the Capitol ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is bankrolling a dark-money group boosting Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s attacks on Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe.
The Republican-aligned Restoration PAC this week launched new ads attacking McAuliffe, who served a previous term as governor, over crime rates. (Virginia’s unusual term limits restrict governors to one term, but does not bar them from running again after leaving office.

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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling | David Bond

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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

David Bond

There is no longer any population or place on earth untouched by PFAS contamination. We are living through a toxic experiment with no control group

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS. Photograph: Jim West/Alamy

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS.

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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling | David Bond

OpinionPollution

Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

David Bond

There is no longer any population or place on earth untouched by PFAS contamination. We are living through a toxic experiment with no control group

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS. Photograph: Jim West/Alamy

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS.

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Biden Delays the Release of JFK Assassination Records

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The Biden administration announced just before 9:30 pm on Friday night that it would once again delay the long-anticipated release of secret documents surrounding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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Biden Delays the Release of JFK Assassination Records

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The Biden administration announced just before 9:30 pm on Friday night that it would once again delay the long-anticipated release of secret documents surrounding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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Democrats Should Use Tax Code to Push Positive Change

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Multiple news outlets have reported that House Democrats are planning to raise the corporate tax rate to 26.5%, from its current rate of 21%, through the reconciliation process. The revenue raised from this increase will fund critical programs that benefit American families, like expanding the child tax credit and including hearing and dental coverage in Medicare.

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