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Dozens of headstones damaged at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

Source: ABC

By Bob Brooks

WISSINOMING (WPVI) -- Dozens of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia have been broken and overturned.

The Philadelphia police say this was an act of vandalism at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery on the corner of Frankford and Cheltenham avenues.

Aaron Mallin of North Jersey made the disturbing discovery Sunday when he came to visit his father's grave.

"It's just very disheartening that such a thing would take place," Mallin said.

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Sunday's Doonesbury: Finding a Place in the New Administration

Sunday's Non Sequitur Toon: Listen Carefully

Bears Ears opposition is about denying Native Americans a victory

By Shaun Chapoose

There has been much talk, and much printed lately, about Bears Ears National Monument. The state Legislature is posturing, the Utah delegation is complaining and the governor did his best to talk a good game to ease the concerns of the Outdoor Retailers before they decided to leave our state with their $45 million conventions.

But where are the words of the governor when it comes to the namesake of our state — the Ute Indian Tribe? I see our signs everywhere — at the state's borders, on a college football team and on the Capitol. Now, as a founding member of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, our voices are still being ignored. Utes have been protecting this land since long before Utah was a state. We've roamed this country from the beginning. Our creation story never begins anyplace else. But the governor does not even pay us the meager respect of the lip service he gave the Outdoor Retailers.

Allow me to give just one example. At American Indian Caucus Day at the State Capitol on Feb. 6, Gov. Gary Herbert came to meet with elected leaders from all of Utah's eight tribes. They brought a supporter of theirs with them — Rebecca Benally, a San Juan County Commissioner. She's a Native person, and she's been a vocal opponent of Bears Ears National Monument, but she is not a tribal leader. She is a county commissioner, elected to represent a political subdivision of the sovereign state of Utah.

But tribes are sovereigns, just like the state of Utah, and our meeting was closed to everyone but tribal leaders. I asked the governor to invite her to leave our tribal leaders meeting because a county commissioner did not belong there. She is not elected to represent her Dinι Tribe. When he refused to do so, I left the meeting. It was the appropriate response to the disrespect we had been shown.


Congratulations, Dinesh!

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dinesh D'Souza's "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" has earned the dubious distinction of being named the worst picture of the year at the annual Golden Raspberry Awards Saturday. D'Souza was also named worst director and worst actor. Worst actress went to Rebekah Turner, who played Hillary Clinton.


Rarely was an award more richly deserved.

Only 3% of Utah campaign money came from constituents, 92% from special interests


Utah voters elected the 104 members of the 2017 Legislature, but special-interest groups supplied 92 percent of the campaign money they raised last year.

A mere 3 percent of the total donated came from regular people who live in the district of the member benefiting, according to analysis of campaign financial disclosures by The Salt Lake Tribune.

"If that isn't an indictment of our current system, I don't know what is," says Kim Burningham, a former member of the Legislature and past chairman of Utahns for Ethical Government. "It says clearly that there's a lot of allegiance owed to special interests, and we need to change that."

As the Legislature convenes Monday, such statistics again raise questions of what donors receive for their money. Critics such as Burningham say it buys access and influence, but members say they listen to all sides of issues and are not unduly swayed by special-interest money.


Poll: Majority of Americans support legalization, want feds to step off

By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff

Americans are increasingly in favor of legalizing some form of marijuana — especially medical — and a majority across the board think the federal government should leave legal states alone.

A new Quinnipiac poll released Thursday found 71 percent of Americans would oppose a federal crackdown on legal marijuana, and 93 percent are in favor of medical marijuana, according to the survey of 1,323 voters nationwide.

This is the first time the enforcement action question was posed as part of the Quinnipiac polls, which in the past have surveyed Americans about their support or opposition of issues such as marijuana use, legalization and decriminalization, said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.


Hear that Sessions, Spicer and Trump?

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