CAPITAL & MAIN - Over the summer, three members of the Congressional Black Caucus — Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), and Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) — have been arrested at the U.S. Capitol while demanding action on two voting rights laws.
CLIMATE CHANGE - Ida was a fierce Category 4 hurricane when it came ashore Sunday in Louisiana. With sustained winds of about 150 mph, the storm ripped roofs off buildings and snapped power poles.
COMMENTARY-Just yesterday, Colonel S.P. Scheller tendered his resignation in a public letter to the Secretary of the Navy, citing “a lack of trust and confidence in your ability to lead.” (See below)
CAPITAL & MAIN-Flor Martinez, a Texas poultry plant worker, devours painkillers at the end of her grueling shifts.
THE ROOT - On Monday, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player to come out as gay.
COVID WATCH - I’m feeling like a sitting duck these days, as are the other members of my family.
POLITICS IN RELIGION - A pastor in New York City is attracting people to his church with the promise of religious exemption letters to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, spurring a chicken-and-egg debate on religious exemptions: which comes first, the desire to break a law or the “sincerely held religious belief” used to justify that desire?
WORLD WATCH - We have been criticizing the Republican leadership over many issues, beginning with the fact that they have systematically opposed any legislation advanced by Democrats that would better the lives of American people, from healthcare to housing, minimum wages, renewable energy, labor unions, and more.
COVID POLITICS - In the strongest possible terms, the NAACP condemns the incendiary comments made by Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick in an interview with Fox News this past week
THE ROOT - In a move that may have national implications, one of South Carolina’s largest school districts asked the state’s highest court to determine whether state legislators have the constitutional right to prevent local school officials from protecting students from the COVID-19.