YOUR PJM LIVE BLOG OPEN THREAD
Have a link or tip to share? Want a place to rant about anything at all with your fellow commenters or writers?
Have I got the thread for you!
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) on Tuesday introduced an amendment to the House election reform bill that would lower the voting age from 18 to 16 in federal elections.
"I am honored & excited to be introducing my very 1st amendment on the House floor, an amendment to #HR1, the #ForthePeopleAct," Pressley, a first-term congresswoman who represents the 7th Congressional District in Massachusetts, said on Twitter. "My amendment will lower the voting age from 18 to 16, allowing our youth to have a seat at the table of democracy."
Pressley argued in a succession of tweets that citizens who are 16 and 17 make substantial contributions to America's "labor force and to their local economy through paying taxes."
That's Olympic medalist Sharron Davies, who you may safely assume is about to get the Full Martina treatment from the left for her heresy.
Noting to see here. Move along.
This is fantastic news!
Gottlieb is a notorious opponent of vaping, punishing vaping manufacturers because retail outlets sell vaping products to children and minors. The FDA wants to ban the sale of e-cigs in convenience stores, making it harder for people who want to quit to obtain relief from withdrawal. Many people have successfully weaned themselves off toxic cigarettes by using vaping to satisfy their nicotine cravings.
My wife thinks he's hot, and if he keeps saying stuff like this I won't be far behind her.
Jack Phillips prevails.
The Christian baker who appealed to the Supreme Court after getting penalized by the state for refusing to bake a same-sex wedding cake has prevailed after facing similar prosecution for refusing to bake a transgender cake. As evidence mounted that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission has a clear and disgusting anti-religious bias, Colorado and Jack Phillips agreed to drop their litigation.
The bias against Jack Phillips is real, and it represents a rising anti-religious animus pushed by LGBT activists and groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Jack Phillips has won, but the battle is very much ongoing.
Can the STUPID party get any stupider?
Does the editorial board of the New York Times ever read its own newspaper?
Border at ‘Breaking Point’ as More than 76,000 Migrants Cross in a Month
More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, more than double the levels from the same period last year and approaching the largest numbers seen in any February in the last 12 years. “The system is well beyond capacity, and remains at the breaking point,” Kevin K. McAleenan, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, told reporters in announcing the new data.
More than 90 percent of the new arrivals were from Guatemala, officials said, with a significant change in the dynamics of the migration: While Central American migrants once took weeks to journey through Mexico to the United States, many Guatemalan families are now boarding buses and reaching the southwest border in as little as four to seven days “on a very consistent basis,” Mr. McAleenan said.
Border Patrol officials said that the biggest “pull factors” encouraging migrant families to make their way to the United States were federal laws and court settlements that prohibit the authorities from deporting Central Americans without lengthy processing, and from detaining migrant families for more than 20 days, after which they must be released into the country while they await immigration court proceedings. Others at the agency pointed to severe poverty and food insecurity in the Western highlands of Guatemala, where many of the families are from, as a primary motivation.
As of March 3, 237,327 migrants had been apprehended along the southwest border since the fiscal year began in October, a 97 percent increase from the previous year, according to government figures.
Unreal. But hey, diversity.