Sanders hosts discussion on war being waged against American democracy

Sen. Bernie Sanders will host a number of prominent guests to discuss the war being waged against American democracy in the form of voter suppression laws and extreme gerrymandering in states all across the country. “There is very little time left to protect democracy as we know it,” said Sanders. “Our panel will discuss theContinue reading “Sanders hosts discussion on war being waged against American democracy”

Women out-vote men, but men donate to candidates far more than women

In American democracy, a candidate’s access to money is more important than whether the contender identifies with, cares about or best represents the electorate. In other words, the one with the most money usually wins and that point is supported by a new report from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unitContinue reading “Women out-vote men, but men donate to candidates far more than women”

Married couple missing in Pine Barrens

Authorities are continuing to search for Gary and Lorraine Parker, the married couple that went missing after going into a heavily wooded area in Warren Grove, the heart of the Pine Barrens and one of the most secluded and remote corners of New Jersey. The Stafford Township Police Department has been searching for the ParkersContinue reading “Married couple missing in Pine Barrens”

34 members of Congress are quitting so far, but watch for more to come

At least 34 members of Congress—six senators and 28 members of the U.S. House of Representatives—have announced they will not seek re-election. Twenty-one members—six senators and 16 representatives—have announced their retirement. Five retiring senators are Republicans and one is a Democrat, but among the retiring House members, 12 are Democrats and four are Republicans. RichardContinue reading “34 members of Congress are quitting so far, but watch for more to come”

Vaccinated people with COVID-19 infections had lower viral loads

Vaccinated health care workers who experienced breakthrough COVID-19 infections during the winter of 2020–21 had lower viral loads than their similarly infected but unvaccinated co-workers, according to a new UCLA study. The findings, published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases, show that infected workers who were fully or even partially vaccinated with either ofContinue reading “Vaccinated people with COVID-19 infections had lower viral loads”

Thanksgiving Day wrong-way crash with police car leaves three dead

A Thanksgiving Day crash involving a police cruiser and a vehicle traveling the wrong way on a central New Jersey highway left two children dead and three people injured, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. The accident occurred around 11:35 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Routes 1 and 130 in North Brunswick. TheContinue reading “Thanksgiving Day wrong-way crash with police car leaves three dead”

Environmentalists say Biden oil & gas leasing reforms are ‘too little, too late”

On Friday, the Biden administration issued its long-awaited report on the federal oil and gas leasing program highlighting the program’s dire need for reforms to ensure fairer returns to taxpayers, require companies to meet their reclamation obligations, and guarantee public participation and tribal consultation in the leasing process. The report, which President Joe Biden commissioned last January,Continue reading “Environmentalists say Biden oil & gas leasing reforms are ‘too little, too late””

WHO warns: Omicron coronavirus variant poses ‘very high’ global risk

The World Health Organization is warning countries that the omicron coronavirus variant poses “very high” global risk — and it is likely to spread internationally. Omicron is a highly divergent variant with a high number of mutations, some of which are may be vaccine-resistant with higher transmissibility and other considerable uncertainties. “The main uncertainties are (1) howContinue reading “WHO warns: Omicron coronavirus variant poses ‘very high’ global risk”

Killer still being hunted after 17 years on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list

Jason Derek Brown is an American fugitive wanted for first-degree murder and armed robbery in Phoenix, Arizona. On November 29, 2004, Brown allegedly shot and killed a 24-year-old armored car guard outside a movie theater and then fled with the money. Three years later, on December 8, 2007, he was named by the FBI asContinue reading “Killer still being hunted after 17 years on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list”

Abortion debate begins Dec. 1 at US Supreme Court, as many voices join in

The Supreme Court announced that on Dec. 1 it will hear arguments in a challenge to a Mississippi law that bans almost all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, was already positioned to be one of the highest-profile arguments of the 2021-22 term, because the state had specifically askedContinue reading “Abortion debate begins Dec. 1 at US Supreme Court, as many voices join in”

Insulin price gouging shows Medicare should bargain for better drug prices

For patients with diabetes — particularly those with type 1 diabetes whose pancreases no longer produce the hormone insulin — daily injections of synthetic insulin are essential for life. But many diabetes patients, including some with health insurance, can no longer afford to take the dosage of life-saving insulin prescribed by their doctors because ofContinue reading “Insulin price gouging shows Medicare should bargain for better drug prices”

Biden’s betting on both climate correction & continued catastrophe

Harvard President Larry Bacow announced mid-afternoon on September 9th that the Ivy League university — whose 53.2 billion endowment exceeds the GDP of over 100 countries — would officially end its investments in fossil fuels. That announcement set off a domino reaction of divestment announcements from Dartmouth, the California State University system, Boston University, the University of Minnesota,Continue reading “Biden’s betting on both climate correction & continued catastrophe”

Around the world, Gen. Eric Shirley delivers military troops a Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving, servicemembers around the world enjoy a holiday meal thanks to the hard work of the Defense Logistics Agency’s troop support and subsistence supply chain. Despite the effects the COVID-19 pandemic is having on supply chains, planning and communication, a dedicated workforce and strong relationships are the key ingredients that help DLA Troop Support get foodContinue reading “Around the world, Gen. Eric Shirley delivers military troops a Thanksgiving”

House begins final debate on President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan

The US House of Representatives on Thursday turned its attention to the sprawling spending package that would overhaul the country’s health care, education, climate, immigration and tax laws, hoping to advance the next piece of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda before the weekend. Known as the Build Back Better Act, the measure aims to expandContinue reading “House begins final debate on President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan”

ClearSkies sponsors Outlaw Air Racing Team for the future of electric aviation 

With the emergence of electric aviation as a viable alternative to carbon-based air transportation, ClearSkies, a California-based leader in the renewable aircraft power space is sponsoring the Outlaw Air Racing Team out of Edmonton, Canada. As part of its new partnership, company executives were on hand for the recent National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada,Continue reading “ClearSkies sponsors Outlaw Air Racing Team for the future of electric aviation “

In Jupiter’s swirling Great Red Spot, NASA spacecraft finds hidden depths

Jupiter is well-known for being the biggest planet in our solar system, and it’s also home to the biggest storm. It’s called the Great Red Spot, an enormous vortex that has been swirling for centuries. It’s bigger than our own planet, and yet we don’t know much about it. Until now, scientists could only observeContinue reading “In Jupiter’s swirling Great Red Spot, NASA spacecraft finds hidden depths”

Georgia jury returns guilty verdict for 3 murderers who killed Ahmaud Arbery

A jury in Glynn County, Georgia, found all three defendants– Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. – guilty on multiple counts of murder on November 24 for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.  Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old Black man, was fatally shot in Satilla Shores, a neighborhood near BrunswickContinue reading “Georgia jury returns guilty verdict for 3 murderers who killed Ahmaud Arbery”

Justice Department is sour on monopoly in sugar merger deal

The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today to stop United States Sugar Corporation (U.S. Sugar) from acquiring its rival, Imperial Sugar Company (Imperial Sugar). The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, alleges that the transaction would leave an overwhelming majority of refined sugar sales across theContinue reading “Justice Department is sour on monopoly in sugar merger deal”

FOILED! French pharmaceutical fraud found fleeing

A French national will make his initial appearance today for his role in an attempt to fraudulently gain control of the rights to sell a weight-loss drug in the United States. Alain Bouaziz, 68, a French citizen and resident of the United Arab Emirates, was arrested at Newark Liberty Airport while attempting to depart theContinue reading “FOILED! French pharmaceutical fraud found fleeing”

Government blamed for global supply chain issues caused by the pandemic

A majority of registered voters blame President Joe Biden and Congress for the global supply chain and delivery issues affecting individuals across the U.S., according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by Morning Consult and Politico, found that 62 percent of registered voters believe Biden bears some responsibility for the supply chain and deliveryContinue reading “Government blamed for global supply chain issues caused by the pandemic”