A Frenzied Legislative Crackdown on Civil Rights

I’m seeing a flurry of bills that limit protest: Resisting arrest can now be considered a hate crime in Louisiana Republicans pass bill to charge demonstrators for police overtime costs North Carolina Republican proposes legislation that would ban people from yelling at lawmakers A new bill would protect drivers who ‘unintentionally’ hit Dakota Access protesters […]

Financial Sector Complains Politicians not Doing Their Job

Today’s NYTimes reports that “one longtime money manager … was disappointed that members of Congress … had not come out swinging for an industry that donates heavily to their campaigns. ‘They need to understand who their constituency is,’ he said.” Could the admission of buying politicians be any clearer?