National Politics

The Rapidly Changing News Cycle

A month ago, the headlines were filled with stories about young activists fighting for DACA: https://www.voanews.com/a/hundreds-of-immigrant-youth-fight-for-daca-solution/4244087.html

Then a few weeks ago, there were headlines about some New York lawmakers introducing legislation requiring detergent companies to make Tide Pods less appetizing because too many young people were eating them:  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/02/06/make-tide-pods-less-appetizing-new-york-lawmakers-want-design-change-colorful-packets/312766002/

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Then last week, it was students, many of them who aren’t old enough to vote, calling for an update of the Second Amendment: http://time.com/5166976/florida-school-shooting-young-protesters/

It is amazing how fast the news cycle changes and how in a few weeks a group can be classified as numbskulls and then the next, as experts the nation should listen too.

Republicans seem Anxious for a ‘Dreamers’ fix by year’s end

Republicans in tough congressional seats really seem anxious for a Dreamers fix by the end of the year. While I remain hopefully, I am not sure it will get done, because we have a ton of foot dragging and too many political games being played by all sides. 
Check out this article by the Washington Post