July 14, 2016 7:08 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, July 14, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, July 14, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 15 Comments On this date in 1798, Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government. Peaches Coal ash problem in Jesup leaves citizens with little recourse. Republicans and Democrats are neck and neck in Georgia. Georgia loves killing people and we’ll do it again tonight. Sea turtles in Georgia exceed target. Jimmy Carter Americans agree we are a nation divided by race. How is a just a coalition? Purdue was going to expel an anti-BLM student, but they’ve changed their mind. The pace at which we’re resettling Syrian refugees has increased. Sweet Tea Zika is exploding in Florida. If you’re feeling inadequate today…here’s more… The Chinese want our entertainment, too. We are a wasteful nation. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 15 Comments Saltycracker The world gets ugly when both parties think they can redefine equality from freedom to pursue economic dreams to a government guarantee of economic outcomes. Neither party today favors equality as defined by MLK. July 14, 2016 9:01 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Trump up on Hilly… http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/white_house_watch July 14, 2016 9:50 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I certainly hope Rasmussen has improved their polling game since 2012: http://m.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_michael_barone/going_out_on_a_limb_romney_beats_obama_handily http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2012/10/29/romney-rasmussen-win-election/ July 14, 2016 10:22 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 You have a point there, Drew. By the way, what ever happened to Zogby? He was the Big Gorilla back in ’04, I think. July 14, 2016 10:51 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Trial (plead guilty) and sentence (1 year for each girl) for the truck driver who killed the 5 GSU students last year. http://www.wtoc.com/story/32444439/truck-driver-pleads-guilty-to-all-nine-charges-in-deadly-i-16-crash July 14, 2016 10:43 AM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual While that seems like a light sentence for five counts of 1st degree vehicular homicide, I’m guessing the reason is that he was texting and not breaking a law society that sees as more egregious. If he was under the influence, I think he might have gotten 20-30 years. Plus, the trucking company is settling with the families for something like 70M even though that isn’t going to bring any of those girls back. July 14, 2016 1:13 PM Log in to Reply chamblee54 Georgia is planning to poison another man tonight. https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/john-wayne-conner-and-james-t-white/ When doing research on this execution, I googled “John Wayne Connor.” One result was a yacht, formerly belonging to John Wayne, on display in La Connor, WA. La Connor is the home of Tom Robbins, the author of “Even Cowgirls get the blues.” July 14, 2016 10:54 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 This issue is like having an opinion on abortion. You ain’t gonna change the other person’s mind. July 14, 2016 11:04 AM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual During the last decade I changed my position on the death penalty from being in favor to being against the practice. July 14, 2016 6:21 PM Log in to Reply blakeage80 It’s his parents’ fault. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105×1261927 July 14, 2016 11:44 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Pence it is! July 14, 2016 12:36 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Kind of sad that Trump’s shortlist was a governor poised to lose re-election, a 70-something former House speaker who hasn’t held elected office since the 90s, and an outgoing governor with no future electoral prospects. But hey, if you’re a Republican with any hopes of future electability why would you willingly throw yourself into this dumpster fire? July 14, 2016 12:54 PM Log in to Reply xdog Reading these sentences from the Zika link makes me feel very tired. “The Senate overwhelmingly approved a compromise $1.1 billion bill in May, but when it was returned to the chamber last month, House Republicans in a conference committee had inserted provisions unrelated to Zika that Democrats have long opposed. Among the provisions are limits on Obamacare, restrictions on abortions, funding cuts for birth control and the lifting of key environmental controls.” July 14, 2016 1:46 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Newt can breathe a sign of relief as the press switches to a full court press to demonize Pence. July 14, 2016 2:47 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Attack in Nice, France. Initial reports 30 dead. July 14, 2016 6:08 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.