Updated: Demonstrators gathered in front of Tulsa’s City Hall Saturday August 22 to protest child trafficking.
The rally began just before 6 p.m. and carried on well into the evening. The beginning small group of about 50 people grew more than twice in size as it migrated a block east to 2nd St. and Detroit.
The event was organized by Operation Underground Railroad (OUR).
The FBI attorney who altered evidence (email) as part of a conspiracy to obtain a secret court warrant to spy on a Trump campaign adviser before, during and after the 2016 election admitted to one count of making a false statement before a federal judge in Washington.
The now-former FBI assistant general counsel Kevin Clinesmith August 19 made the plea deal with prosecutors, who agreed on a sentence maximum of six months. Judge James Boasberg set sentencing for Dec. 10.
Reason Magazine is reporting that Education Week recently compiled data on the reopening decisions made by 563 school districts in the U.S. The data indicate a stark relationship between school district reopening plans and whether the school district is located in a state that requires union membership as a condition of employment as a teacher. Right now, school districts in states that require union membership are 25 percentage points less likely to plan to reopen with full-time in-person instruction available than school districts in right-to-work states. About 38 percent of school districts in right-to-work states have decided to offer full-time in-person instruction, whereas only around 13 percent of school districts in states that require union membership are offering the same.
Joy Pullmann writing for The Federalist offers a powerful analysis on why prominent Democrat politicians have started making huge concessions on reopening schools.
Back in May, Pullmann writes, Democrats pounced after President Trump supported reopening. Despite the data finding precisely the opposite, it quickly became the Democrat-media complex line that opening schools this fall would be preposterously dangerous to children and teachers.
Reuters is reporting that the Beirut port explosion was preceded by a series of blasts, the last of which was a combustion of fireworks that apparently set off a warehouse full of ammonium nitrate, an seismological and munitions expert said on Thursday noting that six of the blasts ahead of the main explosion were spaced at 11-second intervals.