Dallas police are investigating a potential hate crime after a transgender woman was assaulted Friday in east Oak Cliff.
[snip] The outspoken group of Democratic-leaning voters on social media is outnumbered, roughly 2 to 1, by the more moderate, more diverse and less educated group of Democrats who typically don't post political content online, according to data from the Hidden Tribes Project. This latter group has the numbers to decide the Democratic presidential nomination in favor of a relatively moderate establishment favorite, as it has often done in the past.
Fox News Channel says that Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear on a televised town hall on April 15, making him the first Democratic candidate to venture onto Fox for this type of event in the current presidential cycle. read more
How many times do we have to hear it? The federal debt is out of control. In New York City, there is a giant clock that lets visitors from across the country and the world know just how far we've maxed out the national credit card. Does it stop? No.
Does anyone address it? No. Is anyone in Washington willing to have an honest conversation about the largest financial sinkhole the world has ever known? It appears the answer is no.
As a nation we are $22 trillion in debt and likely further into the red next year by another $897 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. This level of debt is a threat to economic growth, opportunity, national security and the sustainability of programs people depend on.
On Tuesday Julia Beck testified against the Equality Act (H.R. 5) before the House Judiciary Committee. Beck is a lesbian who was booted out of the Baltimore LGBT Commission for describing a male transgender rapist as a male and saying that men can't be lesbians.
Advocates of the Equality Act characterize it as anti-discrimination for LGBT people and a much-needed extension of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Nearly 300 Democrats (and a few Republicans) support the bill. It is scheduled for hearings later this spring, and a vote this summer. It will likely pass the House, if not yet the Senate.