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GOP’s environment attack

As many concerned Americans know, or should know, congressional Representatives Debbie Dingell, Democrat from Michigan, and Jim Fortenberry, Republican from Nebraska, have introduced in the House of Congress a bipartisan bill titled the “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act” (RAWA), which is also cosponsored by Connecticut Reps. Joe Courtney, Jahana Hayes and John Larson.

Proposals to amend the U.S. Constitution

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Proposals to amend the U.S. Constitution

Part 1 of 3

 

Some five years ago, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens published a book titled, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution” (Little, Brown, 2014). These proposals were quite significant then, but many of them have become even more relevant in turbulent America today. They are definitely worth a re-visit. What I have done below is summarize the essence of each in as few words as possible:

 

Stop the continuing assault on the US environment

As many concerned Americans know, or should know, congressional Representatives Debbie Dingell, Democrat from Michigan, and Jim Fortenberry, Republican from Nebraska, have introduced in the House of Congress a bipartisan bill titled the “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act” (RAWA), which is also cosponsored by Representatives Joe Courtney, Jahana Hayes and John Larson of Connecticut.

Belling the cat: Russian cyber warfare against the West

You may or may not know about “Bellingcat.” An independent investigative association based in Leicester, England,  Bellingcat (name derived from the fabled question: “But who will bell the cat?”) has been for several years pursuing and reporting on clandestine Russian operations to undermine Western democracy, by carrying out weaponized cyber-hacking, spying, assassinations and other criminal acts around the world.

Putin’s crush on Trump’s America

We all know about the flirtatious “love letters” exchanged between President Donald Trump and “dear leader”  Kim Jong-un of North Korea. It could be a relationship of great mutual benefit, but apparently the relationship has never been fully consummated.

Belling the cat: Russian cyber warfare

You may or may not know about “Bellingcat.” An independent investigative association based in Leicester, England,  Bellingcat (name derived from the fabled question: “But who will bell the cat?”) has been for several years pursuing and reporting on clandestine Russian operations to undermine Western democracy, by carrying out weaponized cyber-hacking, spying, assassinations and other criminal acts around the world.

Will the USA violate the Rights of the Child ?

On June 5, the Trump administration announced that it would restrict or cancel education, legal aid and playground recreation (such as the playing of soccer) for children held in “shelter” camps on our southern border.

Executive privilege versus the power of Congress

President Donald J. Trump claims unlimited executive privilege: (a) to refuse any request to appear before Congress; (b) to refuse to turn over any requested documents, including his own tax returns; and (c) to forbid others to do so.