THINK! America – Weekend of March. 11, 2017 – Show #2
Topics - March 11, 2017 - Show #2. Guest: Caroline Lynch, Prior Federal Attorney &Chief Counsel of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Topics and Guest – March 11, 2017 – Show #2
Travel Ban Redo: Iraq is off the list. A newly revised executive order (EO) has now blocked citizens from 6 Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for at least 90 days. But this will not affect people who had previously been issued visas—a change from the first travel pause. It will be phased in over the next two weeks by DHS. The indefinite ban on refugees form Syria has also been reduced to a 120-day ban, requiring review and renewal. Do you think EO-2 is better than EO-1? Why? Why not?
Indivisible: This is the group that has vowed to take down the Trump Administration. They even have a manual for how to do this online, with rallying cry for their supporters to go to the Spring congressional town hall forums and shout down their representatives who are Republicans. The manual calls for “in your face” action, not dialogue, with a never let up spirit. Should elected officials even try to organize Town Halls these days, when political furor is so high?
Interview: Caroline Lynch, Prior Federal Attorney &Chief Counsel of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Topic: The Shadow World of Wiretapping: Lynch led the effort in the House of Representatives to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
It appears the USPS (Postal Service) is broke. They have a nearly $57 billion net loss since 2007. Postal workers point to the larger federal government as the culprit especially because of a 2006 law which requires USPS to pay almost $6 Billion annually to it’s health care and pension funds which absorbs close to 75% of it’s annual revenue. Some have said raising the cost of stamps is the answer, but the Taxpayers Protective Alliance claims that won’t make a bit of difference. How would you begin to solve the insolvency of USPS?
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