The blind creation of law disrupts the sacred discussion among a woman, her medical provider, and her family. WE TRUST WOMEN The Women’s Rabbinic Network Responds to Attacks on Women’s Rights May 15th, 2019 – 10 Iyyar 5779 Recent legislation severely limits women’s access to medical care, from “heartbeat bills” in Georgia and Ohio to yesterday’s news of Alabama effectively banning abortion in every case… More Source

Pentagon Shifting $1.5 Billion to Border Wall Construction

The Pentagon is transferring another $1.5 billion for Trump's border Wall Construction – making a total of $2.5 billion. The Pentagon is also preparing to transfer another $3.6 billion to help build the wall. That makes $6.1 billion redirected from military preparedness to meet Trump's campaign promise. No wonder Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela know they can challenge the US. Huge waste of money that puts US security at risk. Pentagon Shifting $1.5 Billion to Border Wall Construction The Pentagon says it is reallocating $1.5 billion to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border. […]

Jean Vanier, Savior of People on the Margins, Dies at 90

Jean Varnier recently died in Paris. He was 90. The New York Times titled his obituary, "Savior of People on the Margins." In this crazy world – we need to remember the people who made the world a better place. The Pope said of Varnier, “I want to thank him, and thank God for having given us this man with such a great witness to faith and love." https://www.nytimes.com/…/07/obituar…/jean-vanier-dead.html… Jean Vanier, Savior of People on the Margins, Dies at 90 His organization, L’Arche, which ministers to people with developmental disabilities, has evolved into a worldwide movement. Source

Saw this sign on one of the most exclusive streets in Savannah, Georgia. People everywhere are raising their voices against hate. Source

Federal Surplus or Deficit [-] | FRED | St. Louis Fed

"The deficit for the 4 months of 2019 amounted to $310 billion — up from $176 billion recorded in the same period during the last fiscal year. Meanwhile, tax revenue from October 2018 through January 2019 dropped $19 billion, per the Post. Corporate tax payments fell approximately 25%, and there was a 9% increase in federal spending." If you wonder why the economy seems to be humming, it is because the Federal Government is incurring so much debt. Meanwhile, the economic growth that is supposed to be at 4% is 2.2% in the first quarter of 2019. Such high levels […]

Repurposing the Dream

The United States is at a crossroads. There are millions of immigrants in America, and we have the opportunity to take advantage of their skills and resources or miss the opportunity for prosperity and greatness. Sayu Bhojwani is helping hundreds of first- and second-generation Americans seek elective office. "Truly representative government won't happen as long as immigrants are seen as “not quite American," Bhojwani says. But bringing about that change will require “a strategic and cultural shift that neither Democrats nor Republicans have yet begun.” https://www.tc.columbia.edu/…/2019/…/repurposing-the-dream/… Repurposing the Dream Sayu Bhojwani is helping hundreds of first- and second-generation Americans seek […]

I was incredibly humbled to be named Democrat of the Year by the Wilton Democratic Town Committee. I was very pleased that John Kalamarides received the Democratic Leadership Award. We received our honors at the Annual Wilton Democratic Town Committee breakfast. The event was sold out. Senator Blumenthal, Congressman Himes, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, Secretary of State Merrill, State Senator Haskell and State Representative Jonathan Steinberg were an integral part of the celebration. https://goodmorningwilton.com/wilton-dtc-to-welcome-secret…/ Source

Monitor – April 2019 – page30

The psychology of violent extremism is dependent on three major factors: a need for doing something of significance, an engaging ideological narrative, and a network that promotes and reinforces socially deviant behavior. This short article outlines research conducted by START, The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. Monitor – April 2019 – page30 Welcome to the Monitor on Psychology digital edition! This interactive format allows you to easily read, share with friends, and click on web links to get Source

Karen Silverberg and Ross Tartell at the Senator Duff Informational Forum on School Regionalization and Shared Services Source