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Okay, it’s a little delayed given that the Harper’s Index regularly comes out around the 15th of the month previous to the publication date, but better late than …. you know. It was the fault of my vacation, which was 50 percent dedicated to serious vegging and 50 percent catching up on reading books (remember those?). I didn’t actually catch up, but I did shorten the stack somewhat: Portion of Americans who believe another world war is likely: 2/3 Percentage of Americans who say they would be “not at all” willing to volunteer to fight in another world war: 42 Who say they would be “very” or “somewhat” willing: 31 Estimated percentage chance that the UN’s “worst-case scenario” for global warming is too optimistic: 35 Year by which a Norwegian company aims to use dead fish to help power cruise ships: 2021 Percentage of US college graduates whose first jobs do not typically require a college degree: 43 Of college graduates whose jobs five years after graduation do not typically require a college degree: 35 Average value of labor that US employees annually donate to their employers by not taking vacation days: $561 Time at which Arkansas shuts down the website on which Medicaid recipients must report their work hours: 9:00 pm Number of states with lower rates of internet access than Arkansas: 0 Percentage of 18- to 29-year-old social-media users who say it’s acceptable for their data to be used to personalize ads: 54 Who say it’s acceptable for their data to be used to show them messages from political campaigns: 35 Number of degrees since 1999 by which the Leaning Tower of Pisa has straightened: 0.55 TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION “The feminists had destroyed the old image of woman, but they could not erase the hostility, the prejudice, the discrimination that still remained.” ~~Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique, 1963 TWEET OF THE DAY xThis shutdown put in place by @realDonaldTrump violates treaties between the federal government and tribal nations. #HonorTribes and end the shutdown today! https://t.co/lZhBql8egZ— Utah DinÃÂ© BikÃÂ©yah (@UtahDineBikeyah) January 23, 2019 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2006—Extend Debate on Alito: It seems clear to me that the significance of Alito's views on executive power, access to the courts, civil liberties, the right to privacy, the federal Commerce power, and a myriad of other issues, is only now coming into proper focus. More time is needed for the Senate to properly carry out its Constitutional function of advice and consent. An appointment to the Supreme Court is for a lifetime. Samuel Alito is 55 years old and, like Justice O'Connor, is likely to sit on the Court for a quarter century if confirmed. Given the stakes, an additional period of consideration and debate seems appropriate. The length of this additional period need not necessarily be long nor the debate protracted. It seems to me that with a fairly brief period of consideration, the members of the Senate can chart a course for appropriate action regarding Judge Alito. LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: The shutdown drags on. It’s anybody's guess how the Senate votes on it tomorrow. Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter frame the (in)action. Ivanka bags bizarre new Chinese trademarks. Trump photoshops himself some weight loss & longer fingers. x Embedded Content RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!)
After months of speculation, the Trump administration has used the cover of a shut-down government to greenlight the kind of discrimination that recalls policies of Nazi Germany. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar signed a waiver on Wednesday that allows Miracle Hill Ministries, a federally funded Protestant foster care agency in South Carolina, to break federal law. The law that Miracle Hill Ministries has been given the right to break is one that usually protects people of faith from being discriminated against. In this case, Jewish families are being discriminated against by Miracle Hill Ministries, by being denied the chance to foster children in Miracle Hill’s network—under the foster agency’s “strict religious requirements.” The waiver argues that HHS nondiscrimination regulations are broader than those outlined in the specific Foster Care Program Statute, which specifies that agencies receiving federal funding can’t deny foster parents based on race, color, or national origin — but not religion. As the Intercept points out, multiply indicted Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued a request for a similar waiver, but in his case he hopes to get federal waivers allowing discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation as well as religion. It’s relatively hackneyed at this point to mention how the “religious freedom” that conservatives speak of seems to refer to all of the things religions want to discriminate against others for. And yet, here we are again.
At its Boca Chica, Texas, location, SpaceX suffered a delay when a storm toppled the nose section of the Star Hopper test vehicle, setting back plans for testing. Meanwhile, across the state at Blue Origin’s launch facility, the company that could be SpaceX’s biggest rival in the near future got off another flight of its suborbital New Shepard rocket. x x YouTube Video The 10th flight of the reusable New Shepard booster and capsule still didn’t carry any human crew, but it did bring along eight NASA-sponsored experimental payloads. Those payloads spent a brief time in space as the capsule arced to an altitude of 107 km (355,000 feet or 66 miles) in a flight lasting just over 10 minutes. New Shepard is slated to begin carrying human beings on suborbital flights later in the year and is expected to eventually become Blue Origin’s platform for space tourism. Meanwhile, Blue Origin is also well along in the development of its much larger New Glenn vehicle. The scheduled first flight of the large (large) New Glenn orbital rocket is slated for 2021. The actual launch doesn’t occur until just after the 42-minute mark in the linked video, so scroll ahead if impatient. The booster lands on its tail at the 50-minute mark, with the capsule parachuting to earth at 52:50. Meanwhile, the first uncrewed mission for the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule has been rescheduled for Feb. 7.
Former Sen. Harris Wofford, a Pennsylvania Democrat who served from 1991 until he was defeated by Rick Santorum in the 1994 GOP wave, died Monday at the age of 92. Wofford, whom the New Republic dubbed “The Man Who Was Everywhere” in a must-read 2014 profile by Jason Zengerle, had a very long career in public service despite only spending a few years in elected office. Among many other things, he was an early supporter of Martin Luther King Jr. and an aide on John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign. He even helped convince JFK to defy his campaign advisors and call Coretta Scott King after her husband was arrested, a politically risky move that probably tipped the election towards Kennedy. Wofford was born in upstate New York into a wealthy family of transplanted Southerners, and at the age of 11, he accompanied his grandmother on a six-month tour around the world. In perhaps the first example of Wofford’s Forrest Gump-like presence at major historical events, he personally witnessed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini declaring that he was withdrawing Italy from the League of Nations, an announcement that Wofford later recounted was followed by “a fascist torchlight parade.” However, it was his stop in India, where Wofford saw and became fascinated by Mahatma Gandhi and his nonviolence movement, that would most impact his future. Wofford would later say that he returned from the trip as a “know-it-all foreign policy expert.” In high school, Wofford founded a group called Student Federalists that called for united world government. The organization would grow to include 30 chapters, and when he was only 18, Newsweek published an article predicting he would be president. The Student Federalists would later transform into the group that is now known as Citizens for Global Solutions. Wofford went on to serve stateside in the Army Air Corps during World War II and later enrolled in graduate school at the University of Chicago. In 1948, he married fellow student Clare Lindgren, and the two traveled throughout India and Pakistan, which had just gained their independence from the British Empire and where Wofford studied the recently murdered Gandhi and civil disobedience. Wofford would later recount that Gandhi’s disciples asked him about the nascent civil rights movement back in America, a movement that he would soon become immersed in.
On Tuesday, the federal court that last year struck down 11 Republican-drawn state House districts in Virginia for unconstitutionally diminishing the power of black voters ordered the adoption of a replacement map to remedy the GOP’s now-invalid gerrymander. The court’s map is similar to the Democratic plaintiffs' proposals and makes changes to more than two dozen of the chamber’s 100 districts, since many of those adjacent to the illegal districts need to be redrawn as well. As a result, this map would give black voters greater clout in several districts, consequently making several Republican-held seats considerably bluer ahead of this November's elections. In fact, as you can see in the map at the top of this post (see here for a larger version), Hillary Clinton won 56 districts to just 44 for Donald Trump, a big jump from Clinton’s 51-49 advantage under the old lines. In the House, Republicans are clinging to a 51-49 edge. As the map below demonstrates, none of these 49 Democratic incumbents would hold Trump seats (currently one does). On the flip side, seven Republicans would be placed into Clinton districts, compared to just three right now: Tim Hugo (HD-40), Kirk Cox (HD-66), Chris Jones (HD-76), Christopher Stolle (HD-83), Gordon Helsel (HD-91), David Yancey (HD-94), and Robert Bloxom (HD-100). Click to enlarge In a fitting twist, Cox is the state House speaker, and his district would flip from backing Trump heavily to voting for Clinton by a 50-46 margin. And as analyst Chaz Nuttycombe notes, Jones was the architect of the GOP’s original map that the courts struck down, while Yancey infamously won re-election in 2017 thanks to a tiebreaker that never should have happened in the first place. Democrats could therefore enjoy a whole lot of karma on their way toward winning their first majority in more than 20 years.
A Kent County, Michigan, sheriff’s office has announced that it will no longer hold detainees to hand over to deportation agents unless they have an order signed by a judge or magistrate, after the sheriff’s office transferred a U.S.-born Marine veteran to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation last month. Lance corporal and tank crewman Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, who has post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Afghanistan, had been held by the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, “accused of trespassing and damaging a fire alarm at a Grand Rapids hospital.” But as he was set to be released, “authorities then contacted ICE because it believed the incident may have been a possible act of terrorism, according to a statement released by the police department.” ICE claims that the Michigan-born man told them that he was undocumented, but ICE lies, and quite frequently. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) believes it was more of a case of good old-fashioned racism. “”If his name is John Smith, ICE isn’t interviewing him,’ Miriam Aukerman, a senior attorney with the ACLU of Michigan, told BuzzFeed News.” The veteran was held for three days before being released to family, and is now reportedly getting mental health care. Under a barrage of public blowback, the sheriff’s office will now limit cooperation with ICE—which it should have done from the start—by honoring only judicial warrants (PSA: if ICE agents show up to your home with warrant in hand but its not signed by a judge, ’ICE is not allowed to enter or search your home’”). “The basic probable cause standard used in every other area of law enforcement will now be applied to ICE, at least in Kent County,” noted WOOD TV. «Jilmar’s case,” Aukerman continued, “shows that blindly turning people over to ICE based on ICE’s error-ridden detainer system is a recipe for disaster. We call on local law enforcement across the country to follow the lead of the Kent County Sheriff, and ensure that no one gets held for ICE unless a judge signs off. We also call on ICE—which has refused to do an investigation—to do so.»
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R & Company will be presenting “Breaking the Box,” by the Chilean born, New York-based designer Sebastian ErraZuriz from January 24 to March 8, 2019, at the 64 White Street location on the upper level and atrium space.The exhibition will present a curated selection of the newest functional sculpture by ErraZuriz that “exemplifies his multifaceted work and evolution as a Contemporary artist and designer,” the gallery says. The exhibited works challenge the boundaries between art, design, and technology and invite the viewer to question their purpose and function.Describing the artist’s work, the gallery says, “His experimental approach to this new series is seen through the varying materials and stylistic methods he employs. Unified together thematically through their ongoing exploration of nature, humor, life, and death, ErraZuriz encourages viewers to engage and discover the new works in the exhibition.”Talking about his art, the artist explains: “We tend to understand reality by constraining meaning into closed and simplified boxes defined by previous cultural conventions. We live within these pre-established cognitive borders, where we only tend to see, recognize, and accept as true that which has been previously ordered and defined. In ‘Breaking the Box,’ I use art, design, and craft to break open our relationship to objects, function, beauty and time in order to reconsider conventions.”The highlight of the exhibition is the monumental “Bird Chandelier” that cascades down three stories in the dramatic 40-foot atrium gallery space. “The whimsical chandelier consists of a 100 vibrant taxidermy birds that are harmoniously perched and flying in and out of the crystal structure. Drawing visual parallels to a nest, the piece resembles a moment frozen in time. The birds are motionless yet appear energetic bringing to question both life and death,” the gallery says.As per the release, the exhibition will also debut newly developed pieces from the designer’s “Metamorphosis” series, for which he draws inspiration from the Chilean landscape. Newly developed designs from ErraZuriz’s “Mechanical Cabinet” series will also be on display.“Breaking the Box” will be on view from January 24 to March 8, 2019, at R & Company’s 64 White Street, NY 10013For more information, visit: http://www.r-and-company.com/Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition. https://www.blouinartinfo.com/ Founder: Louise Blouin
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