September 22, 2023

Here’s a wild prediction: The GOP will soon be as relevant a political party as the Prohibition Party of the late 1800s became. We have only to see what happened in Washington yesterday — Speaker McCarthy couldn’t get near a consensus among his GOP House members to debate the bill that would continue to fund the government. Instead, with a federal shutdown looming, he sent everyone home for the weekend. Common expectations are the Republicans will allow the government to shut down — and that’s horrible news for us all; Also, it’s among the more extreme members, but members nonetheless of the GOP, who are spearheading book bans across our nation’s schools. Now, they’re coming after our public libraries; Uber Eats made an admirable announcement. They’re expanding grocery deliveries to those who can least afford their food. The question is: How will they afford delivery?; Do you floss? Chances are you’re doing it all wrong; and Researchers discover one sure way of curbing violence in Mexico but the remedy is as elusive as catching the criminals. Go beyond the headlines…

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