Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:
Bastasch: SCOOP: EPA Reverses Course, Will Now Enforce Obama-Era Regulations On Used Trucks
“The reversal comes after the D.C. Circuit Court issued an interim stay against the notice, signaling to the Trump administration it would side with environmentalists and states that challenged the agency.”
Myers: Former GOP congressman wants an official ban on ‘noncitizens’ voting in California
“The two-sentence proposal would amend California’s election code to require that ‘only persons who are United States citizens may register to vote and vote in an election.’ Ose’s initiative would apply to ‘elections held by the state and every subdivision of the state,’ including local school board races.[…] Ose said his proposed initiative is not part of a larger effort on immigration or election laws. He would have to collect 365,880 valid voter signatures to get his proposal on the 2020 statewide ballot.”
Freiburger: American Library Association endorses ‘drag queen storytime’ for libraries across U.S.
“On July 21, the ‘Intellectual Freedom committee’ of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) published a blog post detailing highlights from the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in New Orleans. ALSC is a division of ALA with the stated mission of ‘build[ing] healthy, successful futures for all children.’ ‘Interested in bringing Drag Queen Storytime to your library?’ one of the bullet points read. ‘ALSC Committee Members received tips for optimizing success from library pioneers who have already done it. We also had the chance to meet a Drag Queen who talked about the value of offering this program, including fostering empathy, tolerance, creativity, imagination and fun.’ It refers readers to the official website of Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH), a program centered around ‘drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores.”