Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on June 30, 2002

Introduction to politics: Today's Washington Post has an editorial today on the pork-laden farm bill passed earlier this month. The Post takes Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle ($-S.D.) to task for doing what all politicians do best -- lying.

The release came from Sen. Tim Johnson, Mr. Daschle's fellow South Dakota Democrat, and it quoted the majority leader at some length. "We need to provide natural disaster assistance as soon as possible," Mr. Daschle stated. "The new farm bill sets up sound policy for the future . . . but that will not help farmers whose land is so bone-dry that their crops will not grow and their cattle cannot graze." So much for that promise to Mr. Russert that "we're getting rid of those ad hoc disaster payment approaches."

President Bush was wrong to sign the farm bill. But Congress is equally, if not more culpable. Bush would've likely signed any farm bill sent his way -- with or without all the pork. Congress, unfortunately, can't count on the president saving them from themselves.


Transcript of the Hulu 1619 Project segment on Dunmore's Proclamation.

Again, none of this is true. Dunmore issued his order from exile on a ship off of Norfolk. He fled Williamsburg 5 months earlier (with his own slaves in tow) because the revolution was already underway.

I had a ruptured ectopic pregnancy in the state of Tennessee one month ago. At no time was I refused care and at no time was anyone restricted from saving my life, even though my baby did die. This is misinformation that could prevent women from seeking help. https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/1617254668488278017

The White House @WhiteHouse

In states where abortion is restricted, doctors live in fear of being thrown in jail for simply doing their job.

Dr. Zahedi-Spung shares her story as we call on Congress to protect reproductive freedom for the people of America.

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