It’s time for a good news post!
And by good news, I mean good things that are happening thanks to the Democrats being in charge (and also Republicans facing consequences.) So here you go — some of the good news items I’ve seen recently:
The White House says about 900,000 U.S. kids ages 5 to 11 got a COVID vaccine just in the first week after its approval
In little reported election news, Georgia Dems flipped 41 seats from red-to-blue in municipal elections across the state, while the Republicans only flipped 6
A recent Monmouth poll found that a majority of Americans (61%) supports requiring face masks to be worn in schools by students, teachers, and staff
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) decided NOT to run for the NH Senate seat in 2022. He had been polling higher than current Senator Maggie Hassan (D)
A federal judge ruled that TX Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting mask mandates in schools violates the Americans with Disabilities Act
House Democrats announced they are introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Paul Gosar after he posted a video depicting violence against AOC and President Biden
A New Jersey man who punched a police officer during the January 6 Capitol riot was sentenced to 41 months in prison
A new Monmouth poll finds 65% of Americans support the bipartisan infrastructure plan which just passed Congress and 62% support the social spending legislation currently being considered
A sizable majority of the Republican-dominated House in South Dakota voted to have a committee prepare a report and recommend whether Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg (R) should be impeached
DOJ is asking for the so-called QAnon Shaman, who wore a headdress and posed shirtless on the Senate floor during the siege of the US Capitol, to be sentenced to a prison term of more than four years
President Joe Biden is planning to host an in-person meeting with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, the first of its kind in more than five years
A new report found that the “proportion of electricity the United States gets from solar and wind nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2020″
More Minneapolis voters cast ballots in last week’s election than any other municipal election in recent history. The election drew a 54% turnout of eligible voters — the most for a city-only election in more than four decades, smashing the 1997 record of 46.5%.
The United States reopened its borders for fully vaccinated travelers from dozens of countries, ending more than 18 months of restrictions on international travel
Have a good weekend!