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Net Neutrality Protest ; Trump Trashes Another Agency ; Who Pays for the Tax Bill? ...and More Picks

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Leading Trump Census Pick Causes Alarm (Jimmy)

The author writes, “The fate of the census under President Donald Trump has been closely watched by voting-rights advocates worried that the administration — which has already made unsupported claims about voter fraud — might nudge it in directions that over- or undercount some Americans. Subtle bureaucratic choices in the wording and administration of the census can have huge consequences for who is counted, and how it shifts American voting districts.”

Is Torture the Only Way to Combat Terror for Trump? (Dan)

One unfortunate consequence of the slow death of HIG — the US’s elite terror interrogation team — could be a reversion back to the to the torture program of the Bush era.

Net Neutrality Supporters to Protest at Verizon Stores Nationwide This Thursday (Jimmy)

The author writes, “Protests are planned at Verizon stores across the country on Thursday amid the Federal Communications Commission’s plans to scrap net neutrality regulations that currently require internet providers to treat all content equally.”

Guess Who Pays for GOP’s Tax Plan (Reader Steve)

It’s not the rich, it’s you. This opinion piece confirms all your worst fears about the GOP’s tax bill.

Irish Border Issues Bring Brexit Talks to the Wire (Kirsty)

As reported by WhoWhatWhy a month ago, the only land border between the UK and Europe is jeopardizing the Brexit deal.


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