FROM David Cohen
With newly signed law, family planning clinics could lose federal funds Yesterday, President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.
Should Democrats fight the election of Trump? Donald Trump’s presidential win is expected to become official Monday . That’s when members of the electoral college cast their votes for the president-elect. But there’s a growing effort on the left to try to flip electors’ votes to Hillary Clinton. The push has come amid revelations that Russia may have tried to sway the election in Trump’s favor, and Trump’s nearly 3 million popular vote loss. Mostly absent from that conversation: the Democratic party.
What abortion policies may look like in the Trump era Lawmakers in Ohio have passed a bill that would ban abortions from the moment a heartbeat is detected. Governor John Kasich hasn’t said whether he’ll sign it. Some Ohio Republicans said they were emboldened to support it after Donald Trump’s victory and the possibility that he might appoint Supreme Court justices more sympathetic to overturning Roe v. Wade.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.