In line with the lawmakers, “one of the simplest ways” to enhance outcomes for folks in the USA “is to cease particular pursuits from profiting off of the general public service of presidency officers and to padlock the revolving door between company, particular curiosity and our authorities.”
To this finish, the trio insisted on “enacting a complete ban on lobbyists employed by firms from serving within the administration, particularly at government companies they lobbied.” […]
THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READING
- A Historic Surge in Gun Violence Compounds the Traumas of 2020, by Champe Barton, Brian Freskos, and Daniel Nass. In over a dozen cities, homicides rose by 50 p.c or extra this yr. “It’s very probably that these will increase are bigger than any on report,” mentioned one criminologist.
- ’Basically Cyberbullying’: How Cops Abuse Social Media to Publicly Humiliate, by Hope Corrigan. Regulation enforcement companies are creating on-line content material, typically on the expense of individuals they’ve arrested.
- Trump Has Reached the ‘Railing Against Mike Pence’ Bunker Phase, by Jonathan Chait. In the true final stages of the Trump presidency, we finally have proof of real change. Trump’s psychological decline is probably not really accelerating, however he’s turning in opposition to his supporters in a pointy and distinctive trend.
TOP COMMENTS • RESCUED DIARIES
“The virus that we’re speaking about having to do, lots of people assume that goes away in April, with the warmth, as the warmth is available in, usually that may go away in April.” ~~Donald J. Trump, Feb. 10, 2020.
At Day by day Kos on this date in 2002—In protection of Sen. Murray:
Boy, stung from a actual scandal, the GOP is now trying to manufacture one on the Democratic facet.
So this is the deal:
Sen. Patty Murray meant to be provocative when she advised a gaggle of highschool college students terrorist chief Osama bin Laden is well-liked in poor nations as a result of he helped pay for colleges, roads and even day care facilities.
“We’ve not accomplished that,” Murray mentioned. “How would they take a look at us at present if we had been there serving to them with a few of that moderately than simply being the people who find themselves going to bomb in Iraq and go to Afghanistan?”
Acquired it? She mentioned: the US could be extra well-liked abroad if we constructed colleges, moderately than bomb. Osama builds colleges (which he does). Subsequently, Osama is extra well-liked.
That is outrageous? So Drudge and all of the jokers of the Mighty Wullitzer are making Murray out to be some type of enemy sympathizer. Even higher, they’re asking her to resign. This whilst identified segregationists Lott and Ashcroft stay in public service