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List of Top 25 Airlines Includes None From US (Jeff C.)
AirHelp’s survey takes into account not just airlines’ approval rating, but also their performance. United came in at No. 29, the best among US carriers.
Court Rules Approval of DAPL Violated the Law (Trevin)
Says fishing and hunting rights, environmental justice, and the overall controversy of the pipeline’s effects were not considered.
Are You Unable to Afford Decent Housing? Welcome to the Club (Jimmy)
The author writes, “For many, it’s outrageous that this crisis is no longer confined to the bottom of the income ladder. ‘What do you mean that someone earning $20 an hour in LA wouldn’t be able to afford a 1 bedroom apartment?’, gasp those in the middle class.”
Rand Paul and Most Senate Democrats Almost Blocked Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal (Jimmy)
The author writes, “There can be no doubt that it is unconscionable for President Donald Trump to promote $110 billion in new arms sale to Saudi Arabia—a country that Human Rights Watch notes ‘has repeatedly used US weapons in attacks that are likely [to] constitute war crimes.’ But it is also unconscionable for members of Congress, especially Democrats, to aid and abet Trump’s wrongdoing.”
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