Rep. Ilhan Omar
Election night, Somali Muslim refugee Ilhan Omar became one of the first Muslim congresswomen in U.S. history, joining Rashida Tlaib. At her acceptance speech, Omar greeted the audience with a powerful “As-Salam-Alaikum.”
Many Muslims felt this was a homecoming. Continue reading
US Air Force Research Lab
Writing for Defense One, a news service supported by Northrop Grumman, technology editor Patrick Tucker reports the U.S. military will soon request more funding to develop lasers, microwave beams, and other directed-energy defenses to fight off missiles and drone swarms. Continue reading
Oklahoma’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is expected to earn $64.8 million for fiscal year 2018. These earnings come from investments from the now $1.2 billion endowment controlled by TSET and were highlighted recently by Curtis Shelton, Policy Research Fellow for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. Continue reading
Navy SEAL candidates train in Coronado, California.
Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw of Texas appeared on “Saturday Night Live” to give a message of unity and connection this Veterans Day weekend.
Crenshaw, a retired lieutenant commander and now Republican congressman-elect for Texas’ 2nd Congressional District, was thrown into the spotlight the weekend prior to Election Day when “SNL” cast member Pete Davidson mocked him for the wounds he sustained while fighting for America. Continue reading
Multiple media are reporting an Education Week analysis of midterm election data that finds that of the 177 teachers who ran for office in state legislatures during the midterms, only 42 were elected. According to the education outlet, teacher walkouts that protested teacher pay and funding for public schools spurred the campaigns. Continue reading