With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it seemed like a good time to recap the good news I’ve seen in the news recently. Without further ado, let’s dive in:
A federal jury has found the white supremacist and neo-Nazi organizers liable for more than $25 million in damages over the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) vetoed the GOP legislature’s gerrymandered maps
A Kansas City cop was found guilty in a fatal shooting of Cameron Lamb, a Black man. He’s the first to stand trial for such a shooting since 1941.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R) was censured by the House of Representatives and removed from his two committees
The Senate approved Charles F. Sams as the Director of the National Park Service, the first Native American to lead it
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) commuted Julius Jones’ death sentence
The “Q Anon shaman” was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role on January 6th
A federal judge has ordered two Trump lawyers in Colorado to pay nearly $187,000 for filing frivolous lawsuits regarding the 2020 election results
Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio, a national leader of the far-right group the Proud Boys, has been denied early release from a D.C. jail
After a recount, Democratic Judge Lori Dumas has been declared the winner, FLIPPING a statewide GOP-held judicial seat on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court
The White House is releasing 50 million barrels from the nation’s petroleum reserves to combat high gas prices ahead of the holiday season
A judge vacated the convictions of 2 men, Muhammed Aziz and Khalil Islam, for the assassination of Malcolm X
The House passed the Building Back Better Act (the 2nd infrastructure bill)
The Biden administration will bar logging and roads for most of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, reversing a Trump rule
Kamala Harris was president for 85 minutes on Friday, while Biden underwent a standard medical procedure
President Joe Biden is nominating two new members of the U.S. Postal Service board, removing key allies of Trump postmaster general Louis DeJoy, and likely setting the stage for his replacement
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These are indeed, fantastic news items.
All good stuff. Thanks for more reasons to be thankful this year.