Daily Archives: November 10, 2012

EZJet Shuts down – Company releases statement – CAL to rescue

EZJet Shuts down – Nov 9th 2012

EZJet Shuts down – Nov 9th 2012

November 9, 2012 – (Capitol News)- The indicators were becoming more visible and the Government of Guyana today confirmed what was being whispered in the aviation circles for the past few weeks, that low cost carrier EZJet was in financial trouble and was ceasing its operations.

Transport Minister, Robeson Benn, at an early afternoon press conference announced, that the Guyana Government had suspended the license of EZJet. The Government’s move came after US Authorities informed the administration that the US Department of Transportation had suspended the airlines’ license that allowed EZJet to operate there. That US Suspension was done yesterday and the Guyana government was informed early this morning –  (N0v. 9). Continue reading

A Binder Full of 20 Women Senators

A Binder Full of 20 Women Senators

Friday, 09 November 2012 09:16 By Judy Molland, Care2 | Report

Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren takes the stage at her election night party at the Copley Plaza Hotel in downtown Boston, on Election Day, November 6, 2012. (Photo: Evan McGlinn / The New York Times) Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren takes the stage at her election night party at the Copley Plaza Hotel in downtown Boston, on Election Day, November 6, 2012. (Photo: Evan McGlinn / The New York Times) The election on Tuesday of five new women to the U.S. Senate, four of them Democrats, means that the 113th Congress will have 20 female senators, the most ever in U.S. history.

There has been a steady increase in the number of women in the Senate, but this was expected to change this year when Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson (Texas) and Olympia Snowe (Maine) retire.

Not happening! Instead, that number is increasing, and the women elected come from excitingly diverse backgrounds.               Continue reading

How the GOP’s War on Voting Backfired

How the GOP’s War on Voting Backfired

Friday, 09 November 2012 10:51 By Ari Berman, The Nation | Op-Ed

Since the 2010 election, Republicans passed new voting restrictions in more than a dozen states aimed at reducing the turnout of Barack Obama’s “coalition of the ascendant”—young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.

“This is not rocket science,” Bill Clinton said last year. “They are trying to make the 2012 electorate look more like the 2010 electorate than the 2008 electorate.” By pushing voter suppression laws, Republicans wanted the 2012 electorate to be older, whiter and more conservative than the young and diverse 2008 electorate.

But the GOP’s suppression strategy failed. Ten major restrictive voting laws were blocked in court and turnout among young, black and Hispanic voters increased as a share of the electorate relative to 2008.                     Continue reading

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