Daily Clips: January 25, 2017

Quite the quote from Samuel Adams:

If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin

 

US journalists arrested, charged following anti-Trump protests:

Six US journalists are facing up to 10 years’ jail and a $25,000 fine after being arrested while covering protests during Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Economist Intelligence Unit claims “US is no longer a full democracy”:

A flawed democracy is a country with free elections but weighed down by weak governance, an underdeveloped political culture and low levels of political participation, according to the EIU. Other flawed democracies in 2016 included Japan, France, Singapore, South Korea and India, the report said.

Trump’s Labor nominee gets rich on taxpayer’s dime:

…by not paying his workers a living wage or providing affordable health care, Puzder is costing taxpayers about $247 million a year in public assistance funding according to an estimate from the National Employment Law Project.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.