Obama Education Secretary: Boycott school until Congress takes action on guns

If elected leaders won’t tighten gun laws in response to school shootings, maybe it’s time for parents to go on strike by keeping their kids home indefinitely. That’s the approach some high-ranking former Education Department officials are recommending after a mass-shooting in Texas claimed the…

Rand Paul Dismantles Neocon Mike Pompeo To His Face

President Donald Trump is convinced Rand Paul won’t let him down. But the Kentucky Republican is showing no signs of backing off his fight to stop Mike Pompeo from becoming secretary of state. After a telephone call with Trump on Wednesday and a hastily scheduled…

Michigan won’t give Flint free bottled water, even though lead pipes are still in use

Michigan won’t be giving the city of Flint free bottled water anymore, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) announced, claiming that water quality is now “well within the standards.” The governor’s office said that the city’s water has been below the federal lead levels for nearly two years,…

Congress quietly preserves ability to pay sexual harassment settlements with taxpayer money

An overhaul of Capitol Hill’s workplace misconduct system is in jeopardy and likely won’t be attached to a government spending bill this week, diminishing the likelihood of reform before the midterm elections, according to Politico. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who introduced the bipartisan Congressional Harassment…

Parkland massacre survivor issues powerful call to action to hold politicians accountable

The school shootings won’t stop. Hundreds of students will die in the coming decades at the hands of men who have easy access to guns and who have grown up in an age where violence is glorified in American culture. That’s the cynical view held…