Month: April 2018

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GOP Bumps the Bump-Stock Ban Bills

Poll after poll, from NPR to Quinnipiac University, shows that Americans do not want single-trigger-fire weapons easily turned into rapid-fire machine guns. Support for a bump-stock ban extends to a majority of gun owners. For a legislator in a democratic legislative body run by rational people, support for banning bump-stocks seems like a no-brainer. I…

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Breaking The Rules Committee

Most people know very little about how bills are shaped in the state legislature. For example, in the House of Delegates, there are 14 standing committees with titles, but the titles have no official rules on scope. The Speaker of the House decides which bills get split up into what committees. This means if the…

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50th Year Since MLK, Jr’s Assassination

50 years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at age¬†39 in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968, an event that sent shock waves reverberating around the world. https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr-assassination   Here is a collection of thoughts, photos and video on this amazing man’s journey, work and impact on our lives. https://twitter.com/i/moments/981584940440739840   This lesson…

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