Sanctuary Cities Under Attack

Fighting for Net Neutrality ; Pompeo: We’ve Killed Russians ...and More Picks

Oakland, Seattle, Vermont
Sanctuary: The Department of Justice sent letters to the City of Oakland, the City of Seattle, and the State of Vermont, demanding various measures to compel cooperation with federal agencies to enforce federal immigration laws. The jurisdictions are threatened with funding cuts and possible repayment of past funding. Photo credit: Adam Engelhart / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0), Tom Pavel / Flickr (CC BY 2.0), and Doug Kerr / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Scientists Accidentally Create Mutant Enzyme That Eats Plastic Bottles (Jimmy)

The author writes, “The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles. The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium that had naturally evolved to eat plastic, at a waste dump in Japan.”

AT&T and Cable Lobby Are Terrified of a California Net Neutrality Bill (Jimmy)

The author writes, “Internet service providers celebrated four months ago when the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate nationwide net neutrality rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization. But now internet service providers in California are terrified that they could end up facing even stricter rules being considered by the California legislature.”

Syria and Gas Prices (Reader Steve)

Expect to see higher prices at the pump in the upcoming months, and not just because of the seasonal increase.

Pompeo: ‘Hundreds of Russians Killed in Syria’ (Dan)

During his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo stated that “hundreds of Russians were killed in Syria.” Pompeo offered the report to show the Trump administration has indeed been hard on Russia and Vladimir Putin.

Social Media and Free Speech (Reader Steve)

Your profile may be personal, but it’s certainly not private. At least not from your employer or fellow employees.

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