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Kentucky native Scott Pruitt picked to head up EPA under President Trump

President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday he has selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who grew up in Kentucky, to serve as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 190 more words

Energy & Environment

I'M NOT POURING SCORN ON THE IDEA OF A FEDERAL BRITAIN, BUT...

I haven’t read Kezia’s article, so no, I’m not going to pour scorn on it, or on the notion of federalism, with or without venom. 495 more words

Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump’s Michigan win

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at the ballots. 417 more words

Daily News

Google Removes [News Articles Proving] That Black People “Commit More Crimes”

“…An article in the Guardian entitled Google ‘must review its search rankings because of rightwing manipulation’ details how “leading academics” are pressuring Google to artificially edit its search algorithm… 83 more words

News

Warrant Wednesday

New privacy concerns have been raised by the changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. In short this new rule change allows the FBI to hack computers that are outside the jurisdiction of a warrant. 284 more words

Countable

More On Trump's Proposed Secretary of Education

From Mitchell Robinson at eclectablog:

Privatize, Monetize, Weaponize: How the DeVos family devoured Michigan’s schools

As Michiganders know, Betsy and Dick DeVos are religious and school privatization/choice/voucher zealots. 402 more words

Federal