Monday Morning Open Thread

What’s up?

In domestic news: the Sacramento Bee ran an article about how difficult it is for undocumented youth — brought here at a very young age by their parents — to experience rites of passage in the United States like dating, traveling or getting a driver’s license.

A couple articles in Newsweek I would like to highlight: the first is the juxtaposition of vaccination rates falling in areas where people are likely to sport “Darwin fish” stickers on their hybrid cars.

The second one is about how lawmakers live on the road since their families no longer move to Washington D.C.. I’ve heard arguments in favor and against this “trend.” The pros: this forces politicians to spend more time in their districts. The cons: this doesn’t allow for politicians to reach across party lines and strike deals. I still say whether politicians are in D.C. or in their home districts, they spend way too much time raising money for re-election. What say you?

In international news: a German court has just ruled that companies are not infringing on women’s personal rights by asking them to wear a bra — either white or beige so it doesn’t show through — and keep their fingernails short and clean, according to the Post-Chronicle. What do you think, ladies?

And I will end on that note on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. What are you doing today? What else is in the news?