Despite a series of verbal attacks accusing him of “sitting idly by,” neglecting what they said was his “duty” (to oppose Trump) and being “complicit in this man’s crimes,” Crenshaw maintained his calm demeanor and kept walking. … [Read more...] about ‘You Need To Calm Down’: Dan Crenshaw Keeps His Cool Amid Ambush Of Activists
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“I know of no school for which Penn State has interaction [with] that is planning to fill stadiums. And in fact, at most, they’re considering a very reduced number of students. So for example, electronic ticketing, no cash, different sanitation procedures, social distancing,” Barron explained when discussing the upcoming football season. … [Read more...] about Penn State President Eric Barron Says He Doesn’t ‘Know’ Any School Planning On Full Football Capacity
Before the pandemic, 2020 looked like a year of opportunity for Medi-Cal reform. Health advocates were pushing new standards for the quality of care offered through the Medi-Cal managed care plans. And the governor was pursuing an ambitious set of proposals called CalAIM that would use Medi-Cal more broadly to help the most vulnerable Californians — particularly the homeless — with difficult challenges like mental health and housing. … [Read more...] about Why Medi-Cal is such a big part of California
The bill, passed by a Democrat-held House and Senate and signed into law by President Bill Clinton, had until recently been considered one of Biden’s landmark accomplishments in the Senate. Even former President Barack Obama once lauded it as “starting an eight-year drop in crime across the country” when he announced Biden as his running mate in 2008. But as the scale of unchecked police violence against black and minority people has come into focus in recent years, Biden has distanced himself from some of the bill’s more controversial inclusions, including sentencing disparities for possession of crack cocaine and a habitual offender provision that is seen as having contributed to mass incarceration of black men. … [Read more...] about Police Union Bosses to Biden: You’re Pissing Us Off
“Looking for a negative story in a police department is like looking for a prayer at church. It won’t take long to find one,” Demings wrote in a 2008 op-ed defending the Orlando Police Department against accusations of a reliance on use of force. “Despite attempts to focus on our imperfections, we are more committed than ever to reducing crime and keeping our city safe… I do believe the vast majority of citizens, business owners and visitors are right there with us.” … [Read more...] about Can This Potential Biden Veep Bridge the Police-BLM Gap?