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POTUS 2024

Biden Announces Re-election

80 is different in 2023 than in 1776 – but even back then, a grizzled Franklin led alongside a young Hamilton
America has repeatedly relied upon very old leaders. At the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Franklin was 81. - political cartoon
At The Biden Trump 2024 Starting Line by R.J. Matson, CQ Roll Call - political cartoon
Trump Bandwagon by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News, NY
DeSantis locked in a battle he can’t win - Commentary
His continued relentless obsession with conquering Disney has taken an embarrassing and counterproductive turn. - political cartoon
Pence Polling by Rick McKee,

Doubting Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas and the Billionaire
The extent and frequency of Crow’s apparent gifts to Thomas have no known precedent in the modern history of the U.S. Supreme Court. - political cartoon
Justice Clarence Thomas by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News, NY
Billionaire Harlan Crow Bought Property From Clarence Thomas. The Justice Didn’t Disclose the Deal.
A federal disclosure law passed after Watergate requires justices to disclose the details of most real estate sales over $1,000.

Alvin Bragg Busts Donald Trump

Manhattan grand jury votes to indict Donald Trump, showing he, like all other presidents, is not an imperial king
American history is rife with presidents who have used their office to extend executive authority. - political cartoon
Trump Indictment by Peter Kuper,
Cartoonish Partisan Circus Greets Trump’s Arrest in Downtown Manhattan
For the most part, it was lots of yelling and little actual violence.

January 6th Insurrection

When GOP Attorneys General Embraced Jan. 6, Corporate Funders Fled. Now They’re Back.
Since Jan. 6, Republican attorneys generals have tightly embraced Trumpism and the movement that sows doubt about the legitimacy of elections. - political cartoon
Pence Will Testify by Bruce Plante,

The Arts

Sweet Dreams, Margaritaville, Madonna, Mario, Mariachi, Carl Sagan, Queen Latifa among 25 selected for National Recording Registry

Return To Sender: Netflix Drops Red Discs
Subscribers will receive their last monthly bill in August, and the company will accept returned discs until October 27.

Tucker Carlson Canceled - political cartoon
Tucker out at FOX News by Dave Granlund,

April is National Poetry Month

To The River, by Edgar Allan Poe
Listen to a performance of To The River by Edgar Allan Poe
The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes | BookBite
Listen to a performance of The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes.
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, by Walt Whitman | BookBIte
Listen: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, by Walt Whitman0:00/12:551× 1 Flood-tide below me! I see you face to face!Clouds of the west—sun there half an hour high—I see you also face to face. Crowds of men and women attired in the usual costumes, how curious you

The City

Economic Trouble Signs Emerge for NYC as Office Vacancy Rate Keeps Rising
Office vacancy in the first three months of 2023 rose 16.1%, which means some 76 million square feet of office space is empty.

The Nation - political cartoon
For Whom the Doorbell Tolls by Dave Whamond, Canada,

The Senate - political cartoon
Senate to Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization by R.J. Matson, CQ Roll Call

SCOTUS - political cartoon
Abortion pill court fight by John Cole

Energy & Environment

U.S. Interior Secretary unveils $125 million for local climate projects
The funding announced Friday will support 240 projects throughout the country
Biden’s new vehicle emissions rules could speed the EV revolution
Although the global market for electric vehicles has surged over the past decade, EVs still account for only a small percentage of new cars sold in the United States. Since 2014, their domestic market share has risen from around 1 percent to around 6 percent. The Biden administration has far
In Washington state, a new initiative to boost urban tree cover
The country’s first statewide collaborative on “tree equity,” is a measure of people’s access to tree coverage and all the benefits it entails.
EPA announces rules curbing cancer-causing pollution from chemical plants
The biggest risk reductions would result from curbing emissions from just eight plants in Texas and Louisiana.

The Globe - political cartoon
Sudan fighting by Paresh Nath, U.T. Independent, India 
Sudan crisis explained: What’s behind the latest fighting and how it fits nation’s troubled past
Burhan nor Dagalo has any intention of relinquishing power. Moreover, they are locked in a power struggle that turned violent on April 15, 2023.

Russian-Ukraine War - political cartoon
NATO construction by Dave Granlund,

Body & Mind

The Extra Deaths
Only by telling the truth can our public health officials keep the public’s trust so that they follow recommendations.

American Labor

Virginia is battleground in baristas’ organizing fight
Workers in nearly 300 of the more than 9,000 U.S. locations have voted to unionize.

The Web - political cartoon
Twitter Bird by Bruce Plante,
Montana already has voted to ban TikTok. For Congress, it’s going to be much tougher.
Members of both parties have expressed concerns about TikTok’s data collection practices and its ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

The Final Frontier - political cartoon
Back to the Moon by Jeff Koterba,

In Memoriam - editorial cartoon
HARRY BELAFONTE by Randall Enos, Easton, CT
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