"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
The Good! *Pinole City Council* The Pinole, California City Council adopted an ordinance this week banning the sale of firearms and ammunition from home businesses. The Bad! *South Carolina, Indiana and Colorado* According a new report by the Center for Public Integrity, lawmakers in all three states have exempted ALEC - the corporate lobbyist front group - from state lobbying registration and disclosure laws. The Very Very Ugly! *House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy* Yesterday - Republicans in the House pushed ahead bills that prevent any cuts in military spending - but cut over $260 billion dollars from programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and other social services.