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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Steve Artley)

In other news, federal prosecutors have indicted 7 Baltimore police officers for racketeering and fraud, among other things. They allegedly robbed innocent people and billed taxpayers for fake overtime.

Meanwhile, 9 million fewer people watched Trump's first address than President Obama's.

Finally, Trump is expected to sign an executive order asking the Interior Department to end the federal coal leasing ban that prohibits new mining operations on federal land.

This is a very bad idea, but there are reasons to believe this won't actually lead to more mining. The coal industry is contracting, not expanding. Who will open up a new mining operation if there's no demand?