Archive for February 12th, 2018

California Straw Man Runs in the Family


Monday February 12th, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:14am PST   •   0 Comments

California assemblyman Ian Calderon has proposed a bill that would make it illegal for restaurant staff to give customers a plastic straw unless they ask for one. Unrequested straws would draw a fine of $1,000 or even jail time. This measure has led some to wonder about those little plastic umbrellas in drinks, or...
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The End of the Tea Party


Monday February 12th, 2018   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:14am PST   •   0 Comments

The 20th government shutdown since the passage of the Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 started and ended early in the morning of Friday, February 9, 2018, when, following a filibuster publicity stunt in the House of Representatives by minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a more principled filibuster by Senator Rand Paul...
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