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How They Voted

The House and Senate are on break until Nov. 30, so rather than votes, this report describes some of the many economic development bills introduced this year to give selective subsidies and tax breaks to certain corporations and developers. Around 20 such bills have been introduced in 2021, ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2021. There are 37 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Nov. 24, 1963, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, ...

Kyle Rittenhouse, both right and righteous

WASHINGTON — In judging the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse, set aside for the moment Wisconsin law under which he is being tried, and consider the natural law, the moral law, the higher law written on the human heart. In terms of values demonstrated and the deeds done that night that ...

Swindled again

WASHINGTON — Remember those “shovel-ready jobs” promised by the Obama-Biden administration in 2011? When many failed to appear after passage of this spending boondoggle, President Obama joked, “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.” That law, noted Citizens Against ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2021. There are 38 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1971, the Peopleís Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council. On this date: In 1889, the first ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2021. There are 39 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas ...