NSBA Apologizes For Working With Biden Administration To Target Parents As ‘Domestic Terrorists’

The National School Boards Association has apologized for a letter that Attorney General Merrick Garland used to target parents as “domestic terrorists.”
“We regret and apologize for the letter,” the NSBA said in a memorandum sent to members on Friday. “To be clear, the safety of school board members, other public school officials and educators, and students is our top priority, and there remains important work to be done on this issue. However, there was no justification for some of the language included in the letter.

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Sen. Maggie Hassan: On National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, let’s combat substance misuse together

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Throwing out your old, unused prescription drugs may seem like routine house cleaning –  and leaving them “for an emergency” or until you run out of space may seem like no big deal –  but in reality, getting rid of those medications can play a key role in combating the substance misuse crisis and could help save lives.
The substance misuse crisis is ravaging communities in New Hampshire and across the country – and in many communities, drug overdose deaths increased during the pandemic.

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Guerrero: Who will be the champion for immigrants in the post-Trump era?

When he was president, Donald Trump was above all an enemy of immigrants: a Mexican-bashing, Muslim-banning, border-wall-building mogul.
Now, Democrats have a chance to be immigrants’ champions. But nine months into the Biden administration, with control of both chambers of Congress, they have yet to protect millions of undocumented people who helped the nation survive the pandemic by harvesting our food, cleaning our hospitals and more.

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They’re Not Making Many Republicans Like Powell Anymore for 10/21/2021

Confession: I used to be a Republican. I briefly became one years ago while living amongst the ultrawoke on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Their authoritarian diktats drove me crazy. And their narrow definition of economic interests as the rich versus the poor — with the middle class almost invisible — underscored their political naivete.
But another reason I became a Republican was that the party included exemplary leaders like Colin Powell, John McCain and George H.W. Bush. These men, true patriots, rejected the cheap moralizing of the increasingly strident right.

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Biden’s budget could transform life for working women. Don’t let Manchin gut it | Moira Donegan

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Biden’s budget could transform life for working women. Don’t let Manchin gut it

Moira Donegan

The bill proposes extending the child tax credit, funding universal pre-K and childcare, and finally giving American parents mandated paid family leave

‘Surveying this robust investment in families, Manchin has decided it’s too much, reportedly telling Democrats that he won’t vote for a bill that includes all of the programs. He wants them to pick just one.

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William Shatner Reacts to a Real Space Trip as Only He Can

When William Shatner returned to Earth, on Wednesday morning, from a four-minute sojourn into space aboard a Blue Origin rocket, he appeared genuinely and profoundly moved. Shatner touched down in the West Texas desert with the crew’s other three members, Audrey Powers, a former space-station flight controller who is now a Blue Origin vice-president, and two paying passengers: Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA space-mission architect and the co-founder of Planet Labs, and Glen de Vries, a software entrepreneur. Jeff Bezos, who stepped down as Amazon’s C.E.O.

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William Shatner Reacts to a Real Space Trip as Only He Can

When William Shatner returned to Earth, on Wednesday morning, from a four-minute sojourn into space aboard a Blue Origin rocket, he appeared genuinely and profoundly moved. Shatner touched down in the West Texas desert with the crew’s other three members, Audrey Powers, a former space-station flight controller who is now a Blue Origin vice-president, and two paying passengers: Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA space-mission architect and the co-founder of Planet Labs, and Glen de Vries, a software entrepreneur. Jeff Bezos, who stepped down as Amazon’s C.E.O.

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