In the last election cycle, Facebook and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, were the second and third highest source of donations to Pelosi’s congressional campaign, combining for more than $30,000. A donation is attributed to companies for the purpose of federal tracking if an affiliated political action committee, an employee or person related to an employee gives to a federal campaign. … [Read more...] about Facebook’s Zuckerberg reached out to Pelosi over doctored video
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And thus did the Berkeley cops seize all 700 pounds of happy fungus and arrest our bickering young couple, thus yanking a sizable portion of product off the Bay Area hallucinogen market and jacking up the price for, oh, about an hour, given how even that much psilocybin is but a sliver of what Berkeley likely produces every week, and if you could peel back the roof and peer through the walls of every home in the East Bay you will possibly find that magic mushrooms are more populous than smoothies and Birkenstocks and Subarus, combined, because Berkeley. … [Read more...] about Morford: Free the magic mushrooms, arrest Big Pharma
We face serious challenges – some that have been deferred for too long. Even in a booming economy, there is a disquieting sense that things are not as predictable as they once were. That we must now run faster just to stay in place. Stagnant wages. Costs that keep rising – rent, utilities, visiting the doctor – the basics are increasingly out of reach. We face a gulf between the rich and everyone else – and it’s not just inequality of wealth, it’s inequality of opportunity. A homeless epidemic that should keep each and every one of us up at night. An achievement gap in our schools and a readiness gap that holds back millions of our kids. And too many of our children know the ache of chronic hunger. I’ve met families across the state who have to improvise where to tuck their babies in at night – making nests out of blankets on the floor, or turning dresser drawers into makeshift cradles – because they cannot afford a crib. … [Read more...] about New Calif. Governor Rebukes White House in Inaugural Address
"This is one of the largest-scale and most dangerous attacks we've seen on women's rights and reproductive health care in this country. This policy is straight out of the Handmaid's Tale - yet, it's taking effect in America in 2018," Dawn Laguens, executive vice president for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement that referenced Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel. … [Read more...] about Is it a gag rule? What changes to family planning funds and abortion referrals might mean.
On this question, the results showed a sharp difference between men and women. A slight majority of men (51 percent) say they believe the summit made it likely North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons, compared with just a third (32 percent) of women. The percentage of men who express an optimistic view has risen by 20 points since April. Among women, the increase in that period is three points, which is within the margin of error. … [Read more...] about Poll: The American jury’s still out on the Singapore summit