It’s the White House siccing the FBI on parents who question CRT nonsense

Attorney General Merrick Garland basically admitted Thursday that the White House contacted the Justice Department about that odious letter from the National School Boards Association begging the feds to use the Patriot Act against “domestic terrorist” parents who raise questions about critical race theory being pushed in their kids’ schools.
This is outrageous, even though Garland fudged on whether it was at the White House’s behest that he issued his remarkable public guidance.

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It’s the White House siccing the FBI on parents who question CRT nonsense

Attorney General Merrick Garland basically admitted Thursday that the White House contacted the Justice Department about that odious letter from the National School Boards Association begging the feds to use the Patriot Act against “domestic terrorist” parents who raise questions about critical race theory being pushed in their kids’ schools.
This is outrageous, even though Garland fudged on whether it was at the White House’s behest that he issued his remarkable public guidance.

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It’s the White House siccing the FBI on parents who question CRT nonsense

Attorney General Merrick Garland basically admitted Thursday that the White House contacted the Justice Department about that odious letter from the National School Boards Association begging the feds to use the Patriot Act against “domestic terrorist” parents who raise questions about critical race theory being pushed in their kids’ schools.
This is outrageous, even though Garland fudged on whether it was at the White House’s behest that he issued his remarkable public guidance.

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The Firearms Policy Coalition Targets Texas S.B. 8

Whatever one’s views of abortion, there are reasons to be concerned about the legal mechanisms deployed in Texas S.B. 8. In a prior post, I noted how the position of abortion providers under S.B. 8 bears some similarities to the way the Environmental Protection Agency treated the Sacketts.
Yesterday, the Firearms Policy Coalition filed a brief in support of Whole Woman’s Health’s petition for a write of certiorari before judgement in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson. The brief raises concerns about the structure of S.B.

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The Firearms Policy Coalition Targets Texas S.B. 8

Whatever one’s views of abortion, there are reasons to be concerned about the legal mechanisms deployed in Texas S.B. 8. In a prior post, I noted how the position of abortion providers under S.B. 8 bears some similarities to the way the Environmental Protection Agency treated the Sacketts.
Yesterday, the Firearms Policy Coalition filed a brief in support of Whole Woman’s Health’s petition for a write of certiorari before judgement in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson. The brief raises concerns about the structure of S.B.

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Which Version of Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” Reigns Supreme?

John Coltrane playing saxophone. (Chuck Stewart Photography, LLC / Fireball Entertainment Group, courtesy of Tim Plumley)

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Which Version of Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” Reigns Supreme?

John Coltrane playing saxophone. (Chuck Stewart Photography, LLC / Fireball Entertainment Group, courtesy of Tim Plumley)

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Remote work is bringing the city to the suburbs

Watertown, Massachusetts, has long been a popular place to live due to its proximity to Boston and its distinction as having a very large Target. Thanks to remote work, locals say the city is now becoming more attractive in its own right.
More people spending more of their time in Watertown has meant more urban amenities, like trendy stores, coffee shops, and even a potential food co-op, for the once sleepy suburban community.
Developers are buying up real estate in the hope that it will become a destination for the life science and innovation sectors.

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Montana Refuses to Gerrymander

In her first year as a newly appointed tribal judge, Maylinn Smith had to decide who would lead the Colorado-based Southern Ute Indian Tribe for the next four years. An election to recall the seven-member Tribal Council had come down to a single vote, and a lawsuit claimed one vote had been fraudulently cast. Future management of the 1,400-member tribe and their 681,000-acre reservation hung in the balance. “There was some angst involved in that decision because I knew I was going to piss off half the population whichever way I went,” Smith says.

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Montana Refuses to Gerrymander

In her first year as a newly appointed tribal judge, Maylinn Smith had to decide who would lead the Colorado-based Southern Ute Indian Tribe for the next four years. An election to recall the seven-member Tribal Council had come down to a single vote, and a lawsuit claimed one vote had been fraudulently cast. Future management of the 1,400-member tribe and their 681,000-acre reservation hung in the balance. “There was some angst involved in that decision because I knew I was going to piss off half the population whichever way I went,” Smith says.

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