Good things happening circa today

President Biden has signed landmark workplace legislation that forbids companies from forcing sexual harassment and assault claims into arbitration. Here’s what Dick Durbin tweeted: “Under this new law, forced arbitration clauses will no longer prevent sexual assault/harassment survivors from seeking justice and public accountability under the laws meant to protect them—preventing perpetrators from pushing survivors into secretive, biased forced arbitration.”

US economy added 678,000 jobs in February, exceeding economists’ expectations. The unemployment rate edged down to 3.8%,

The January 6 Committee has issued a subpoena for Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Remember when Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska swore he’d open an aluminum plant in Moscow Mitch’s Kentucky? Around the time Mitch prevented Congress from imposing sanctions on that same Oleg Deripaska? Well, the plant never opened and Deripaska’s properties in New York and Washington, D.C. were raided by the FBI today.

In a new NPR/PBS/Marist poll 83% of voters support sanctions as support for Ukraine, even if gas prices rise.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected GOP gerrymandered maps in favor of a more balanced map proposed by Gov. Tony Evers.

Disturbing facts are escaping from basement imprisonment. Stephanie Ruhle, whose expertise is in business and finances, just tweeted this: “Why on earth is the State of Kentucky’s [teachers] retirement fund so heavily invested in a Russian bank?” The bank is heading toward insolvency. The state, to repeat, is Kentucky. See above, re Mitch McConnell and Oleg Deripaska.

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