1,000+ Iowans stood up to hate. Yes, in Iowa
Parents, students, educators, faith leaders, community organizers and politicians gathered to protest state GOP-sponsored anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. Plus, the state that's going to war with Walgreens
Thanks for rising up on this Tuesday, March 7, 2023. On this day in 1964, Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho, was born, as was comedienne Wanda Sykes, who is currently starring in Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part II. Also turning 59 today: My college pal, Tom Merrick, aka “Mister Fun,” now a respectable advertising executive who, in his younger days, fronted the punk band Crankdaddy and co-created this awesome music video. Enjoy!
Here Now the News:
WAIT, WHAT? REPORT SAYS BIDEN CONSIDERING REINSTATING TRUMP’S MIGRANT DETENTION POLICY: The New York Times
TEXAS CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM IS BROKEN: A caseworker determined five children should be removed from a residence south of Dallas on Friday afternoon. By nightfall, three of them were found dead, two were injured. —NBC News
FIVE WOMEN SUE TEXAS OVER ITS STATE ABORTION BAN: NYT
CALIFORNIA CUTS TIES WITH WALGREENS: Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said his state will no longer do business with Walgreens over its recent decision not to distribute abortion medication by mail in 20 U.S. states. —CBS News
CALLS FOR NATIONWIDE BOYCOTT OF WALGREENS: Fox News
AFGHAN WOMEN PROTEST AS MALE STUDENTS RETURN TO UNIVERSITY: CNN
GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM FORCED TO PLAY BOYS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP — THEN IS DENIED TROPHY: Deadspin
META PLANS MASSIVE LAYOFFS: Bloomberg via Yahoo News
TWITTER INSIDERS SHARE HORROR STORIES: They say the company cannot protect users from trolling, state-co-ordinated disinformation and child sexual exploitation, following layoffs and Elon Musk’s changes. —BBC
WHAT CAUSED THE LATEST TWITTER OUTAGE, ONE OF ITS WORST? CNN
WHAT DID THE CHIEF TWIT DO DURING MONDAY’S LATEST OUTAGE? The New Republic reports Musk spent the entire day complaining about trans people — specifically, powerlifter JayCee Cooper — and spreading misinformation.
YOU KNEW IT WAS COMING: “Transgender powerlifters competing with women could 'destroy' female sports” —Fox News
JUST A REMINDER OF THIS STUDY: “TRANS WOMEN HAVE NO ADVANTAGE” —PinkNews
THE ODDS ARE GETTING WORSE FOR TRANS AMERICANS: MSNBC
ACLU’S CHASE STRANGIO ON THREAT TO “ERADICATE TRANSNESS:” Democracy Now
INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES TRANS COVERAGE “DEBACLE:” The Daily Beast
JOURNALIST MARK SEGAL CALLS OUT GLAAD FOR CALLING OUT THE TIMES: Philadelphia Gay News
JON OLIVER TAKES ON FLORIDA GOV. RON DeSANTIS: Last Week Tonight
TUCKER CARLSON USES NEWLY PROVIDED VIDEOS TO FALSELY PORTRAY JAN. 6 INSURRECTION AS PEACEFUL GATHERING: NBC News
THE FACTS, ACCORDING TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: At least 1,000 people have been arrested in nearly all 50 states and D.C. in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the DOJ announced Monday.
326 defendants have been charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding officers or employees.
106 have been charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer.
55 have been charged with conspiracy to obstruct a congressional proceeding, obstruct law enforcement and/or injure an officer.
518 have pleaded guilty to federal charges, and 53 have been found guilty at contested trials.
REP. MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE INTRODUCING BILL TO DELARE ANTIFA A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION: This follows clashes between police and protesters outside a training complex under construction in Atlanta dubbed “Cop City” that led to two dozen arrests for “domestic terrorism.” —The Hill
DANA HYDE, THE WOMAN KILLED BY TURBULENCE ON PRIVATE JET, HAD WORKED IN WHITE HOUSE: Washington Post
OKLAHOMA LAWMAKER ON DEFENSE AFTER JON STEWART INTERVIEW: St. Sen. Nathan Dahm (R) says they “had a good conversation” but admits “People on the left will say that Jon Stewart eviscerated me — that’s what they’re saying. People on the right will say, ‘He interrupted you every time you tried to answer a question,’ or ‘He was a bully.’” —The Hill
FED-UP IOWANS STAGE MASSIVE ANTI-GOP RALLY: In the state where Donald Trump won handily in both 2016 and 2020, a huge protest crowd estimated to number more than 1,000 parents, students, educators, faith leaders, community organizers and elected officials, gathered outside the Iowa State Capitol Sunday. They said they were frustrated by the onslaught of legislative efforts by Republican lawmakers targeting the state’s LGBTQ+ community, especially students. —Los Angeles Blade
DIABETES AND OBESITY RISING AMONG YOUNG ADULTS: NPR
COLON CANCER CASES INCREASE IN YOUNG ADULTS: CBS News
TOP 10 CARDIAC SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULDN’T IGNORE (BUT YOU DO): Good News Network
ORGAN DAMAGE FOUND AMONG 59% OF LONG COVID SUFFERERS: SciTech Daily
U.S. CONSIDERING VACCINATING CHICKENS AS BIRD FLU SPREADS: NYT
ENCOUNTER A BEAR? “DON’T PUSH SLOWER FRIEND DOWN” TO SAVE YOURSELF, SAY RANGERS: CNN
Star Trek Corner
DID YOU NOTICE THIS TNG MOVIE ACTOR IN PICARD PART 3? Digital Spy
WHAT’S IN STORE THIS WEEK? TrekMovie has a sneak peek at Picard Part 4, titled No Win Scenario.
HOW TO VIEW THE ENTIRE SEASON AND PAST STAR TREK EPISODES: Click here to subscribe to Paramount+
That’s all for today. I’ll be back tomorrow morning with all the news you need to rise up and start your day. Until then… May your news be good news!
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