Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
RECAP: HISTORIC class STORMS Capitol, race baiting apace
Next year's Congress will include a record number of women, while the incoming freshman class will also boast a number of firsts: The first [2] two Native American women. The first [1] Somali-American lawmaker. The first [2] two Muslim women. The first [1] Palestinian-American woman.
First Day: Ocasio-Cortez does 'climate change'
"This is not about me, this is not about the dynamics of any personality," the 29-year-old Latina, who toppled veteran Rep. Joseph Crowley in the New York Democratic primary, told reporters. "This is about uplifting the voice and the message of the fact we need a green new deal. ... We are here to back [Pelosi] up in pushing for 100 percent renewable energy," Ocasio-Cortez added. "This is an encouragement of her."
Along with Ocasio-Cortez, a liberal star with more than 1 million Twitter followers, it includes Abigail Spanberger, an ex-CIA operative who defeated Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) in a swing district, and Angie Craig, a former medical technology executive who won a seat in the Minneapolis suburbs. None of them are committing to backing Pelosi for Speaker.
Comingled 'assets'
At least 129 women were elected to serve in Congress next year -- up from 112 [+17] this current session, according to Quorum, a legislative tracking company. That includes 35 new women in the House and three in the Senate. [38?] ... Other history-makers include Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley (D), who will become the first [1] black woman to represent Massachusetts. ...California congressional candidate Young Kim appears poised to become the first [1] Korean-American woman elected to Congress.
A rebuke
"I just want to say, in a new era, where we are focused on talking about what's at stake for the people that we represent, I hope that kind of question is one that we never ask," Omar said at a Congressional Progressive Caucus press conference on Monday. "The same way that I hope we never continuously talk about the 'firsts.' "
So. How's "women and minorities" integration of European legislatures coming along?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Nov 14th, 2018 at 07:35:36 PM EST
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NEW script: "Women and people of color"
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Using Instagram Stories to Lift the Veil on Congress and It's Genius
"We don't need to be making the process seem any more complicated than it actually is"
## Mental disorder is a communicable disease.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 05:44:18 PM EST
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under the radar, of course
Trump endorses U.S. House prison reform bill
What's in your 'swag bag'?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 at 02:36:28 AM EST
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Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she'll file lawsuit
[S]he announced plans to file a federal lawsuit to challenge the way Georgia's elections are run. She accused Kemp of using the secretary of state's office to aggressively purge the rolls of inactive voters, enforce an "exact match" policy for checking voters' identities signatures that left thousands of registrations in limbo and other measures to tile the outcome in his favor.

"Let's be clear: This is not a speech of concession," Abrams said. "Because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that."

But Judge Billy Ray Jr's order got turfed. So that's a win.

archived 'climate change'
Kemp Declares Victory in Georgia, Resigns Secretary of State Office
Democrats Discover New Path to Beating Trump in Deep South
uh huh
"Kennedy's jurisprudence"
relief for Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia and certain political divisions of Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, North Carolina, and NJ effective January 1, 2018; Sec. 5 Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 03:32:03 AM EST
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Brian Kemp and Kris Kobach: Assault on voting rights | Slate |

There's Georgia, where Secretary of State (and current gubernatorial candidate) Brian Kemp has been holding for administrative review up to 53,000 voter registration cards for failing to have an exact match (like a missing hyphen) between the official record of a person's name and the name appearing on the registration card. And there's Dodge City, Kansas, a Latino-majority city with only a single polling place for 27,000 people--a polling place that was recently moved out of town and a mile from public transportation for the 2018 midterm elections.

Georgia Voter Suppression Under Brian Kemp Remains a Major

Kemp is Georgia Secretary of State, the state's top elections official. He has decreased the overall number of voters in Georgia since 2012 by more than 1 million -- all while purging the rolls in a way that has predominantly affected black residents.

Don't dare call the USA an example democracy ... leader of third world nations in corruption and warmongering.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 09:27:22 AM EST
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Leader of all nations in corruption and warmongering: Let's be honest.

Can you do that?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 03:07:44 PM EST
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never gets old in American Apartheid
More Hispanics Declaring Themselves White 2014
A new report says Hispanic identity is fading. Is that really good for America? 2018

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 03:55:48 AM EST
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I thought "hispanic" was a linguistic/cultural distinction. But what do I know. We French have a problem with the question of race. Personally, I am fine with people self-identifying how they like. If I were American, I might register myself as Hispanic or Black.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Nov 20th, 2018 at 11:07:22 AM EST
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I think there's a "Pacific Islander" category.
by Bernard on Tue Nov 20th, 2018 at 07:27:45 PM EST
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US Census Needs You!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 20th, 2018 at 07:51:27 PM EST
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