Month: December 2021

  Subscribe: RSS This week on CounterSpin: the best of CounterSpin for 2021. We call it the “the best of,” but this annual round-up is just a reflection of the kinds of conversations we hope have offered a voice or context or information that might help you interpret the news you read. We’re thankful to
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Bankruptcies fall as pandemic drags on Despite changing consumer patterns brought on by Covid-19, pandemic restrictions tipped far fewer companies into bankruptcy than in 2020 even as the public health crisis dragged on. The rate of corporate bankruptcies hovered near its lowest level in decades, thanks to free-flowing federal assistance and buoyant financial markets. Troubled
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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the publication of policy guidelines as mandated by a state law passed in early 2021.  The policy guidance concerns a new statute, HB 2694, which says no West Virginia law enforcement agency on any level shall participate in enforcement efforts focused on federal gun control measures when
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The NRA is in trouble. The National Rifle Association filed for bankruptcy earlier this year and is facing multiple lawsuits for allegedly misusing funds for personal use and violating campaign finance laws. NPR’s TIM MAK spent four years investigating the powerful gun rights organization and found rampant corruption, greed, and mismanagement at the top, notably around NRA President Wayne LaPierre. In a new book, Misfire: Inside the Downfall
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In Londonderry’s Musquash Conservation Area, shooters and hikers coexisted peacefully for years. Then in 2014, came the turning point. Residents appeared before the town council to voice concerns over gun owners in the space, a 1,000-acre wooded expanse dotted with ponds and walking trails. Hunting on the land was one thing, residents argued, but some
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Problems with Alabama’s state computer system are preventing sheriff’s departments from being able to issue carry permits for the time being. Alabama could have avoided this situation if it had passed constitutional carry and joined the 21 other states that allow eligible, law-abiding adults to carry concealed without having to first apply for government permission or
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By Todd Wilkinson EBS Environmental Columnist Few topics are more “triggering” today in America, especially within red states, than discussions about guns. Perhaps no one, at this moment, understands this better than Ryan Busse, a self-described former “gunrunner” who has called out the firearm industry and the powerful National Rifle Association in his new book.
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(The Hill) – Harry Reid, one of the Senate’s longest-serving majority leaders and a Democrat who played a central role in enacting President Obama’s biggest legislative accomplishments, died Tuesday at 82.  The death was announced by longtime political reporter Jon Ralston, who called Reid “probably the most important elected official in Nevada history.” Reid served as majority
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My wife and I recently watched on Netflix the brilliant Don’t Look Up! starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, written and produced by Adam McKay and David Sirota. It’s being lauded as a metaphor for how we’re dealing with climate change in the face of petrobillionaire- and corporate-funded disinformation campaigns, but it’s so much more
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The recent release of the new Savage Arms Stance has many accessory manufacturers taking notice. Specifically, popular EDC holster manufacture CrossBreed Holsters. With a robust line of IWB and OWB holsters, Crossbreed adds Savage Arms Stance compatibility across its most popular models. CrossBreed Holsters for the Savage Arms Stance Utilizing its recognizable leather backing and
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The Jan. 6 insurrection. Donald Trump out of the White House. COVID-19. Build Back Better. 2021 sure felt long. We here at HuffPost Politics went through our stories from the past year and pulled out a few of our favorites that we wanted to re-share with you. Maybe they’re pieces and events you missed, or
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By: The Associated Press, Eric Tucker and Alan Suderman December 27, 2021 2:42 pm WASHINGTON — In the months since President Joe Biden warned Russia’s Vladimir Putin that he needed to crack down on ransomware gangs in his country, there hasn’t been a massive attack like the one last May that resulted in gasoline shortages.
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While spending most of his time badgering Americans who don’t believe vaccines should be mandated to a free people, President Joe Biden maintains his gun control efforts. In fact, he recently took time out of his schedule to brag about his “historic efforts to reduce gun violence.” Biden Maintains His Gun Control Efforts Last week,
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