The Daily Populous

Friday May 3rd, 2019 evening edition

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almost single-minded focus on policy and her ambitious field organizing may be starting to pay off.

But the last week to 10 days have obviously been her best,” Joe Trippi, a veteran adviser to multiple Democratic presidential campaigns, said.

The recent polling bump signals that Warren’s fortunes may be changing after a slow — and at times rocky — start to her campaign.

And despite being one of the highest-profile Democrats to enter the primary contest, Warren struggled to match the online fundraising numbers of several of her opponents.

One slogan, “Warren has a plan for that,” has become a rallying cry for the senator’s supporters.

Last week, for instance, Warren unveiled a sweeping plan to cancel most student loan debt and offer tuition-free public college.

The most pressing challenge facing Warren, however, may be her perceived electability at a time when Democratic voters are almost singularly fixated on defeating Trump. »

'It's because we were union members': Boeing fires workers who organized

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In February 2017, union organizers came up short in attempting to unionize about 3,000 Boeing workers.

As the board reviews the appeals, the union has accused Boeing of firing workers for supporting the union and spying on workers who voted in the election.

The union noted other groups of Boeing workers in South Carolina are waiting on the NLRB decision before proceeding with their own unionization efforts. »

In 1996, a federal welfare reform prohibited convicted drug felons from ever obtaining food stamps. The ban increased recidivism among drug felons. The increase is driven by financially motivated crimes, suggesting that ex-convicts returned to crime to make up for the lost transfer income.

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In 1996, a federal welfare reform imposed a lifetime ban from food stamps on convicted drug felons.

Florida modified this ban, restricting it to drug traffickers who commit their offense on or after August 23, 1996.

I exploit this sharp cutoff in a regression discontinuity design and find that the ban increases recidivism among drug traffickers. »

Why Microwave Ovens Can Have See Through Windows

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We all know about tempered glass as commonly used in convention ovens, but microwave ovens also have a perforated metal mesh screen on the inside of the glass.

Throwing a baseball is in fact, a form of ‘radiation’ in that the ball is ‘radiating away from’ where it started.

So, this is the reason for the holes on the metal screen of a microwave. »

Mexico Aims to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Before October

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In June 2017, Mexico became one of the aforementioned 40-plus countries to legalize medical marijuana, which is no small feat given the control certain drug cartels wield in Mexico.

With regard to recreational marijuana, Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled five times since 2015 that the imposition of a ban on recreational pot is unconstitutional.

According to Marijuana Moment, lawmakers plan to use the summer recess, which begins May 1 and runs through Aug. 31, to rework legislation to legalize recreational marijuana throughout Mexico. »