Not very neighborly Re: “Wyoming aims to protect coal,” April 14 news story The hypocrisy of Republicans never ceases to amaze me. For decades the Republicans in states have decried use of the federal government’s constitutional powers as an infringement of states’ rights. Now, Republicans in Wyoming have passed a new law setting aside money to sue states like Colorado that hamper the use of Wyoming coal because of their renewable energy policies. Wyoming Republican Rep. Jeremy Haroldson said that Colorado, by setting targets for renewable energy and greenhouse-gas emissions generated by utilities, has infringed on Wyoming’s commerce in violation of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress jurisdiction over interstate commerce. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would see a Republican from Wyoming totally ignore the right of a neighboring state to determine its own renewable energy policies in favor of an expanded interpretation of federal power over commerce! … [Read more...] about Letters: Not very neighborly, Wyoming (4/15/21)
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Republican attorneys general (AGs) across the country are prepared to fight the recently introduced court-packing legislation, as indicated by their vocal statements of opposition to it, endorsements of the Keep Nine amendment, and vows to explore legal routes to challenge the legislation. In interviews with Breitbart News, several AGs expressed they were firmly against the court-packing bill, unveiled Thursday as the Judiciary Act of 2021 by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), and other Democrats. “This is an effort for the Democrats to try to add numbers to the Court to be able to validate the most liberal agenda that we’ve seen out of Congress in clearly my lifetime,” Alabama AG Steve Marshall told Breitbart News. Missouri AG Eric Schmitt called it “a total affront to our Republic” and “counterintuitive to the Founders’ vision.” Talk of court packing first resurfaced last fall amid the swift confirmation process of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the third justice … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Republican Attorneys General Plan to Fight ‘Insane’ Court-Packing Battle
close Video Former detective on Daunte Wright case: Death very possibly 'caused by negligence' of police officer Former D.C. homicide detective Ted Williams explains why the charges against former police officer Kim Potter are 'right and appropriate.' The right to due process – protected under the U.S. Constitution – has transformed into a point of contention in the Minnesota city of Brooklyn Center after former police officer Kim Potter fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, evoking several consecutive nights of civil unrest that has spilled into Minneapolis . Brooklyn Center City Manager Curt Boganey was fired for arguing at a press conference that the officer should receive due process, and the police chief, Tim Gannon, offered his resignation after publicly suggesting the same. "All employees working for the city of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline," Boganey said at the press … [Read more...] about Daunte Wright shooting: Is progressive push putting due process in jeopardy?
Nearly 20 percent of all Facebook posts between January 2020 and February 2021 related to QAnon originated outside the U.S., with China and Russia playing large roles in spreading the conspiracy theory. Data unveiled by the New York-based Soufan Center on Monday indicated that the number of QAnon-related posts originating from foreign countries remained around 19 percent for most of 2020 but spiked above that level several times. Those spikes from accounts posting from outside of the U.S. correlated with real-world events in the U.S., according to the study, including "the domestic outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayfair Conspiracy, and the Presidential Election." ADVERTISEMENT "Throughout 2020, the consistent foreign amplification of QAnon narratives online illustrates that externally driven disinformation efforts have contributed to the efficient spread of conspiracy theories. Indeed, the level of foreign influence during January and February 2021 continues this … [Read more...] about Study: China, Russia played role in amplifying QAnon conspiracy
Facebook announced an escalation of its ban on QAnon content Tuesday, pledging to ban all accounts affiliated with the sprawling conspiracy from its platform. The social media giant in August banned QAnon accounts that specifically discussed violence, which led to 1,500 page, group and profile takedowns. Starting Tuesday, the ban will extend to all affiliated pages, groups and accounts. ADVERTISEMENT “We are starting to enforce this updated policy today and are removing content accordingly, but this work will take time and need[s] to continue in the coming days and weeks,” Facebook said in a blog post. NBC News first reported on the updated policy. QAnon’s supporters believe without evidence that Trump and his allies are working to expose and execute a cabal of Democrats, media figures and celebrities who are running an international child trafficking ring. The unhinged theory has spread rapidly in the last year. Multiple candidates who have expressed support for … [Read more...] about Facebook tightens ban on QAnon content