Journalists from major newspapers and magazines are difficult to reach by phone. Today, it is increasingly difficult to discuss scoops, leads, gaps in coverage, and corrections to published articles with them.
We have launched an online web page: Journalist alert. From time to time we use Journalist alert make suggestions for important stories on topics that are not covered or not covered in depth. Pointing out that simple munchies on the periphery will not attract much public attention or be noticed by decision makers. Here is the sixth section of suggestions:
1. More and more states recognize Indigenous Peoples Day, hence the need for a comprehensive report on all treaties signed by tribal nations with the US government that are still intact and still violated by the United States. US government. Recall for example that on Thursday, July 9, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States had the opportunity to recognize the rights of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation on the land in a large part of Tulsa and the eastern part of the Oklahoma as part of their reserve. (See, https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-9526_9okb.pdf). There will be some fascinating revelations from a report on this topic.
2. Many people have asked me “What happened to all these lawsuits against Trump?” Trump has evaded the law for years, most recently the civil lawsuits (tort law) blocked by several women claiming sexual assault, by prosecutors in New York, Washington, DC and Georgia. Trump has even managed to escape sworn statements so far, including one that Robert Mueller should have demanded. It’s so remarkable that there should be a seminar at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown law schools on how Trump escaped, with all the ways his attorneys protected this serial outlaw. federal, state and local laws.
To make his escapes more current, since Trump is a blatant violator of criminal laws, including the Hatch Law and the Anti-Disability Law, obstruction of justice again and again, brazenly and overtly, one would expect to that the Ministry of Justice is to prepare certain police forces. See the letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland recounting that the DOJ is evading its obligations to Trump’s serial violations, thereby demonstrating that Donald J. Trump is indeed repeatedly ABOVE THE LAW. It is also remarkable that this subject should be offered to the Fourth State as a major and comprehensive investigation.
3. State legislatures and governors in many states use “pandemic” pretexts to eliminate democratic rights and procedures. In California, which has one of the most liberal legislatures, lawmakers submit bills to the prosecution rejecting previous rules, provided that each bill includes a committee staff analysis and a legislative hearing with questions from legislators and testimonials from citizens. The Assembly’s Bill 2167 is an example, favoring the insurance industry. Imagine what the most conservative state legislatures are doing. Additionally, the California State Assembly voted to allow votes on bills without members being present in the chamber, despite the state’s legislative counsel’s advice that this likely violates the Constitution of the State.
Governors, citing the pandemic, have issued questionable executive orders that allow health care providers to avoid tort laws for their negligent injuries (or worse) to innocent people. For journalists, the question is how widespread these restrictions have become and how permanent these restrictions are.
4. Sports injuries are more common than ever. Despite more advanced knowledge, training and personal care on the part of athletes, professional teams suffer from so many recurring injuries that some sports announcers have launched a regular “injury report” on sports radio. In baseball injuries became epidemic, while in the 1950s and 1960s they were quite rare. It’s not a hot topic among sports media and fans get little to no explanation. The injury epidemic is so pronounced that the Yankees baseball radio announcer started a daily injury report brought to you by an orthopedic practice ad in New York City.
Some suggested reasons are (1) the players are bigger and (2) the game is more intense. In baseball, pitchers’ arms begin to strain in their teens, given the dream of throwing fastballs at 100 miles an hour in the major leagues. These days, after every pitch, advertisers note what the mph was. Tommy John’s operations are numerous each year. With the growing emphasis on home runs, players become muscular with additional risks of contracting a ligament. Granted, today’s baseball pros have better gear – helmets, gloves, safer shoes, and they’re protected by padded walls in the outfield. These advancements prevent injury, but today’s players outnumber those of the past on the injury list. With the many years spent covering concussions in football etc, it seems important to look at this vast area. (See, leagueoffans.org). Notice to sports journalists!
5. What happened to NASA? It has increasingly become an agency that subcontracts or subcontracts, losing the technical and scientific capacity to better pay for the bids of entrepreneurs. Brain drain is rampant: nearly 80% of NASA’s budget is outsourced. Former NASA did a lot more on its own and kept its intellectual property close at hand. NASA is just a shadow of itself, a trademark on press releases; so much so that he loses control of politics and other matters to the benefit of entrepreneurs. A reporter should get copies of these contracts and see the extent of the many giveaways, corporate welfare, and undue influence that takes research to congressional committees.
PS Next week, October 22-23, 2021, corporate crime scholars from around the world will attend the Georgetown Law Center Symposium titled, Imagine a world without corporate criminal law (Register for the event here).