Utah’s ‘free-range parenting’ law said to be first in the nation – Chicago Tribune

And now it’s the basis of a new law in Utah.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert , R, signed the “free-range parenting” bill into law earlier this month after it passed unanimously in both chambers of Utah’s legislature. It’s believed to be the first such law in the United States, according to Skenazy.
— Read on www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/parenting/ct-utah-free-range-parenting-law-20180328-story.html

5 Political Links Mon Dec 11 21 21:59:13 2017

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Alabama Farmer Who Lost Gay Daughter To Suicide Protests Roy Moore’s Homophobia: Sometimes it takes a devastating loss for someone to see the impact of their hateful, homophobic and bigoted views. In this video, a heartbroken dad named Nathan Mathis is seen outside a Roy Moore rally in Wicksburg, Alabama. Mathis is seen holding a photo of his daughter, now deceased. – by Red Painter – Tags: feedly, ifttt, politics – https://crooksandliars.com/2017/12/alabama-farmer-who-lost-gay-daughter

Sen. Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign: Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that President Trump should resign amid numerous ‘heart-breaking’ sexual harassment allegations. – Tags: feedly, ifttt, politics – http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/12/11/gillibrand-trump-should-resign-sot.cnn

12-year-old interviews Roy Moore: The America First Project, a pro-Trump political action committee, sent a 12-year-old girl to interview Alabama’s GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. – Tags: feedly, ifttt, politics – http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/12/12/moore-interview-with-12-year-old-america-first-project-sot-ebof.cnn

Children as Chattel–The Common Root of Religious Child Abuse and the Pro-Life Movement: On the surface, valuing embryonic life and abusing children are at odds, but with a biblical view of childhood, these positions can go hand in hand. – by Valerie Tarico – Tags: politics – https://valerietarico.com/2015/03/24/children-as-chattel-what-religious-child-abuse-and-the-pro-life-movement-have-in-common/

The Rollback of Pro-Worker Policies Since Trump Took Office Is Staggering: A few months ago, President Donald Trump devoted his weekly address to the beleaguered American employee. “For too long, American workers were forgotten by their government—and I mean totally forgotten,” he said. “My administration has offered a new vision. – by Helaine Olen – Tags: politics – https://www.thenation.com/article/the-rollback-of-pro-worker-policies-since-trump-took-office-is-staggering/

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Politics – Mon Aug 28 17 17:35:31 2017

Here’s a pocketful of links, stacked up for easy viewing.

Black-clad anarchists storm rally, assault at least 5 people: BERKELEY, Calif. — Black-clad anarchists on Sunday stormed into what had been a largely peaceful protest here against hate and attacked at least five people, including the leader of a politically conservative group who canceled an event a day earlier in San Francisco amid fears of violence. – Tags: politics – https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/black-clad-anarchists-storm-rally-assault-at-least-5-people/2017/08/27/57149418-8b91-11e7-84c0-02cc069f2c37_story.html

Trump to Fully Restore Military Surplus Transfers to Police: WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to reinstate in full a program that provides local police departments with military surplus equipment such as large-caliber weapons and grenade launchers, according to a document obtained by The New York Times. – by ADAM GOLDMAN – Tags: politics – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/27/us/politics/trump-military-equipment-police.html

Clap Back: James Clapper On Why He Felt Compelled To Question President Trump’s Fitness to Serve: After more than 50 years in service of eight White House administrations, James Clapper was one of the least likely figures to publicly question a sitting president’s fitness to serve. – by Become a WGBH – Tags: politics – http://news.wgbh.org/2017/08/25/politics-government/clap-back-james-clapper-why-he-felt-compelled-question-president

Mar-a-Lago cancellations continue after Trump’s toxic tantrums: Charities continue to abandon Mar-a-Lago in favor of locations whose owners are less conflicted about the role of Nazis in our society. As we’ve said after each one of the other cancellations: ’bout time. – by Hunter, {{author}} – Tags: politics – https://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/8/24/1692959/-Mar-a-Lago-cancellations-continue-after-Trump-s-toxic-tantrums

That’s it for this batch. Thanks for reading!