The politics of racial justice have become red hot, and major corporations are finding it hard not to get burned. On March 25, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Brian Kemp Solving the 'primary problem' will repair our government and elections Stacey Abrams urged MLB adviser to keep All-Star Game in Georgia: report Georgia lieutenant governor: Giuliani election claims helped lead to new voting law MORE signed into law SB202, a massive bill that alters voting rules by, among other things, reducing the number of drop boxes for absentee ballots and the number of hours they are available, making it a crime for ordinary citizens to hand out water to voters waiting in long voting lines and allowing the state legislature to override county election boards at will. Big Atlanta companies Coca-Cola and Delta tried to avoid getting embroiled in the fray, believing that working behind the scenes and making general statements supporting “increased voter participation” would … [Read more...] about Ready or not, the era of corporate political responsibility is upon us
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SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California will authorize $536 million for wildfire mitigation and forest management projects before the worst of the fire season strikes later this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders said Thursday. That more than doubles $200 million in recent annual spending, advocates said, and wildfire preparedness grants were dropped entirely last year when the state prematurely anticipated a pandemic-driven budget shortfall. READ MORE: Stockton Couple Identified As Major Drug Suppliers In Amador County, Sheriff Says Armed now with an unexpected multi-billion-dollar surplus, lawmakers plan to add the money to this fiscal year’s budget before considering even more in the new spending plan that takes effect July 1. With CA facing another extremely dry year, it is critical to get a head start on reducing our fire risk. Together with @SenToniAtkins & @Rendon63rd , we are investing $536 million on projects & programs for fire prevention in all … [Read more...] about California Plans $536M For Forests Before Fire Season; Republicans Want To Double Funding
With the establishment of his commission to study the possible packing of the Supreme Court, President Biden has adjoined his name to one of the most inglorious efforts of Franklin Roosevelt. Court packing has long been anathema in the United States, and polls have consistently shown the vast majority of Americans oppose the idea. Biden himself once denounced it as a “boneheaded” idea, but that was back in 1983, when there remained a real space in politics for at least the pretense of principle. Now Biden and others seem to think the Supreme Court must be canceled for its failure to yield to the demands of our age of rage. Many of us were surprised when he pandered to court packing calls in the 2020 primaries. Some of us have called for expanding the court over a lengthy transitional period, but commentators and some Democrats called for an immediate infusion of new justices to give liberals the controlling majority. Unhappy with conservative rulings, Democrats demanded that the … [Read more...] about Did Joe Biden pack the Supreme Court commission to simply fail?
Peggy Drexler is a research psychologist, documentary producer and the author of "Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family" and "Raising Boys Without Men." The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN) First lady Dr. Jill Biden stepped off a plane last week in a short black leather skirt, black patterned tights (floral fishnets, InStyle called them ) and black stiletto booties. Cue the uproar. Some on Twitter deemed her ensemble -- often in quite unkind terms -- more appropriate for a woman half her age and nowhere near her station. Others sprang to her defense, called the look "rockin'" and "classy," and noted the inherent sexism of the criticism. Let's take a breath, shall we? After four years of actual craziness, this incident is pretty tame. And yet, the brouhaha is not at all surprising, and, I would argue, offers an opportunity for us to examine a few things about our persistent (and, as … [Read more...] about Jill Biden is rocking a new look for first ladies