MV Neland's Blog – May 2017 Archive (11)

Racially motivated gerrymandering losing in North Carolina

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-top-court-tosses-republican-drawn-north-carolina-voting-districts/ar-BBBoo3E?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Important ruling. Overturns an earlier Supreme Court mistake that conflated racial motivations to suppress black votes as merely political play to a more rational and legal standard that declares that politically…

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Added by MV Neland on May 22, 2017 at 1:11pm — 3 Comments

Repost of Ryan/McCarty transcript. A must read imho.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/5/18/1663644/-Ryan-and-McCarthy-want-you-to-believe-they-were-joking-about-Russia-s-war-on-Western-civilization

This transcript of Ryan's June 2016 full acknowledgement of Putin's interference and propaganda campaign in Ukraine, Europe, and the US 2016 election, including the DNC hack…

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Added by MV Neland on May 18, 2017 at 1:31pm — 4 Comments

Another rumor comes home to roost, this one about Paul Ryan in this WaPo repost

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/5/17/1663432/-Majority-Leader-to-colleagues-last-June-Putin-is-paying-Trump-Paul-Ryan-Shut-up-Shut-up

Excerpt of Paul Ryan, yep, that Paul Ryan at a GOP meet-up last June - 'The situation was difficult,' Ryan said. Groysman, he said, had told him that Russian-backed forces were…

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Added by MV Neland on May 17, 2017 at 6:55pm — No Comments

SCOTUS stumbles onto the side of voter fairness...for this case at least.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/5/15/1662412/-Huge-win-Supreme-Court-won-t-revive-North-Carolina-GOP-s-discriminatory-voter-suppression-law

North Carolina's illegal voter suppression law was struck down b/c as the appeals court  judge said - "It targeted black voters with almost surgical precision..."  The US Supreme…

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Added by MV Neland on May 16, 2017 at 2:54am — 3 Comments

If Democrats and Liberals cannot grasp this...

...and there is every indication that we do not, looking at the Democratic leadership, then I believe all our other efforts to protect our imperfect democracy will fail.

http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/black-voter-turnout-fell-for-first-time-in-20-years-943635523506

Added by MV Neland on May 15, 2017 at 12:30am — 16 Comments

Want good affordable health care? Hire more nurses

Want good affordable health care? Hire more nurses

By M V Neland

Image courtesy of WerbeFabrik at Pixabay.com

May 6th is National Nurses Day and it's a good time to remember nurses as our congress debates, or doesn't, what to do about health care costs. Whatever opinions you hold about the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as…

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Added by MV Neland on May 6, 2017 at 1:47am — 6 Comments

Sometimes it takes a child

http://www.businessinsider.com/photo-of-a-girl-scout-confronting-a-neo-nazi-going-viral-2017-5

Somebody's gotta do it.

The media? Meh. Sometimes very superficially. How about the Republicans? Clock keeps ticking away year after year after year. The president and his cabinet? Depends on their Twitter mood. So, it took a wee girl. Well, not just any girl. A girl…

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Added by MV Neland on May 4, 2017 at 3:14pm — 2 Comments

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