Legislation Introduced to Reduce Gun Violence.

On February 14, 2019, one year after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019. The bipartisan bill encourages states to allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a judge to … Continue reading Legislation Introduced to Reduce Gun Violence.

Bill Britton: “OF SEGREGATION, MINSTREL SHOWS, AND GENETICS.”

I grew up on Long Island in a community which, until about 1948, was essentially segregated. Most kids of Italian parentage lived at the far end of town, on the “other side of the tracks,” although in this case, the tracks consisted of an imaginary boundary, not actual tracks. The few local black kids were … Continue reading Bill Britton: “OF SEGREGATION, MINSTREL SHOWS, AND GENETICS.”

Russell Baker, Pulitzer-Winning Columnist, Dies.

January 27, 2019 | By Joe Motheral | joegm35@aol.com A past member of the National Press Club, Russell Baker, 93, passed away on January 21 at his home in Leesburg, VA, attended by close family members. Baker grew up in Loudoun County. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University he began his career as a journalist. … Continue reading Russell Baker, Pulitzer-Winning Columnist, Dies.

Will Virgin Trains USA’s Brand Help Former All Aboard Florida/Brightline Raise $ 1.85 Billion?

Virgin Trains East Coast Azuma Class 800 101 comes to an unscheduled halt at a red signal at Hampstead Heath station whilst returning to North Pole IEP depot after taking part in the Azuma train media event with Sir Richard Branson at Kings Cross station. ~     ~      ~ On November 16, … Continue reading Will Virgin Trains USA’s Brand Help Former All Aboard Florida/Brightline Raise $ 1.85 Billion?

“Florida is on the Leading Edge of 5G.” A Fourth Industrial Revolution?

  This essay concerns a new threat to human health and longevity, which is the rapidly growing hazard of electromagnetic “energy pollution” created by the advent of 5G, the “fifth generation” of wireless connectivity.  It has also been referred to as the “Global Microwave Oven.” Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg recently said that South Florida, … Continue reading “Florida is on the Leading Edge of 5G.” A Fourth Industrial Revolution?

National Press Club Protests White House Treatment of Reporters.

  November 9, 2018: National Press Club leaders expressed outrage Thursday at President Donald Trump’s escalating attacks on the press and the White House’s revocation of a reporter’s credentials. Club President Andrea Edney said: “The president’s personal attacks on reporters, especially on CNN’s Jim Acosta, during a Nov. 7 news conference were unprecedented and beneath … Continue reading National Press Club Protests White House Treatment of Reporters.

National Press Club Outraged by Reports on Missing Saudi Journalist.

National Press Club leaders expressed profound concern on October 6, 2018 about the continued disappearance of a Saudi journalist and especially about reports he may have been killed by Saudi government personnel. Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post and a former editor-in-chief of the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan, visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul … Continue reading National Press Club Outraged by Reports on Missing Saudi Journalist.