Sunday, February 26, 2017

Top Line: Week of 2/19/2017


  • Donald Trump's conflicts of interest continue; specifically, a party sponsored by the state of Kuwait at Trump hotel. 
  • The White House's contact with the FBI regarding an ongoing investigation is unprecedented and possibly a violation of ethics rules.
  • The president continues to use an unsecured Android phone.
  • Getting shot by police during an encounter is far more likely for minorities.
  • Voter ID laws suppress minority votes.
  • It pays to be white in America.
  • The White House removed all of the data in its Open Data portal. This may be simply a transition issue, or it could be something else. Keep an eye on this topic.