In Minnesota we have a governor who was a teacher. In Los Angeles, teachers are striking in a district whose superintendent has never been a teacher, has no training of any kind in education, and is single-minded in his commitment to privatizing public schools.
Beyond paying for social programs with state dollars for now, the governor and his administration is relegated to keeping an eye on things — and to being the sympathizer in chief.
It’s not exactly common to see brand-new House members meeting directly with the president to negotiate over a crisis, or storming into the Majority Leader’s office to remind him he “works for the American people,” not the president.
Shutdown fight continues; Trump’s Russia ties; AG nominee; and more.
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The agency says that vaccines already prevent 2 to 3 million deaths each year, but another 1.5 million lives could be saved if more people were vaccinated.
A long-lived conundrum, over disparity between measurements and climate models, is resolved in modeling’s favor.
As our D.C.-based correspondent, your primary responsibility will be to keep tabs on Minnesota’s 10-member congressional delegation while assessing the impact of administration and congressional action on Minnesota.