The Final Tyrannical Assault On The Constitution

To the Editor: It has been 100 days of the Biden Administration and to date five Constitutional protections are being attempted to be destroyed [sic] with impunity by Democrats in total disrespect to the people of the United States. They are: States rights to control their elections, freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, the District of Columbia as the seat of federal government to be a State, and separation of the Judiciary, the Executive and the Legislative branches and each their power of influence. [Deleted: 814 poorly chosen words, assembled into an incoherent argument, apparently intended to support the anti-democratic agenda of Donald …

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Color of Change Renews Demands to End the Senate’s “Jim Crow” Filibuster

Racial justice organization’s new digital tool outlines racist history of the filibuster and ways to petition for its end. WASHINGTON, May 4th—Today, Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, released the Jim Crow Filibuster, a new website dedicated to detailing the long history of the filibuster being used to disempower and oppress Black communities. This site is a part of Color Of Change’s campaign to end the filibuster, which will include digital ad buys in states where Senators have not yet committed to filibuster reform. The organization’s campaign cites the filibuster as a tool to delay progress for Black people, and most …

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New GAO Study Finds U.S. Pays Two to Four Times More for Prescription Drugs than Other Nations

Sanders calls on President Biden to back negotiations with pharmaceutical companies to lower the outrageous price of prescription drugs in American Families Plan. WASHINGTON, April 28th—Ahead of President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress and as his administration considers policies to lower drug prices, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Wednesday released a report commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) finding that the U.S. pays more than two to four times higher prices for a selected sample of 20 single source, brand name drugs than Australia, Canada, and France. The result is that Americans suffering from blood clots, bronchitis, emphysema, and Hepatitis …

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How Trump Saved Us From Covid

To the Editor: One major media expert after another ridiculed the idea and said it would take a miracle for President Trump to produce Covid-19 vaccines and begin protecting people in 2020. Trump worked that miracle and now almost one-third of the American people are fully vaccinated. Getting the vaccine produced and into peoples’ arms was a Herculean effort that had to overcome many technical, business, bureaucratic, and political obstacles. It required not just creating and beginning to produce nearly a billion vaccine doses but producing a billion vials, syringes, swabs, and other equipment, plus arrangements for refrigeration, transportation, tracking systems, distribution centers, and about …

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The Energy Innovation Act Will Cut Pollution And Put Money In Our Pockets

By Ian Hancock and Mark Reynolds Imagine getting to zero emissions by 2050, without big government spending and no new regulations. Not a fantasy—over 3,500 U.S. economists endorsed such a plan, according to the Wall Street Journal (January 17, 2019). On April 1st, Congressman Ted Deutch introduced HR 2307, the “Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act” (EICDA), following the recommendations of those economists. How would the EICDA work? A “carbon fee” is charged on all carbon-emitting fuels when they are extracted from the ground. All collected fees are then handed back to every household as a “carbon cash-back” payment. The program pays for itself, and …

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PUC Nominee Lacks Qualifications

To the Editor: Do you know what the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) does? During this pandemic, many customers had difficulty keeping up with heat and electric bills. NHPUC worked with residents and our fuel and electric companies to protect the needs of both. A little extra insulation could save you dollars on your energy bill. NHPUC oversees energy efficiency programs. From their website: “It is the NHPUC’s mission to ensure that customers of regulated utilities receive safe, adequate and reliable service at just and reasonable rates.” Governor Sununu recently nominated a commissioner to the PUC, Daniel Goldner, a Texas Instruments executive. But is he a …

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