NightSide with Dan Rea – Rundown for July 2, 2019

Jordan Rich is for Dan tonight.

Does The Registry of Motor Vehicles Fiasco Give You Second Thoughts About The Baker Administration? According to Massachusetts Governor Baker, a preliminary report from an internal review of the Registry of Motor Vehicles shows the registry has failed to manually check tens of thousands of license infractions from out of state — creating a backlog of over a year. Also being investigated is whether the Bay State notified other jurisdictions of infractions here. The review comes after 7 people were killed after being hit by an impaired driver whose license should have been suspended or revoked. Has this episode destroyed public confidence in the Governor?

Nothing Says 4th of July Like Tanks! President Trump has taken direct control of plans for the capital's Independence Day festivities. He plans to deliver a nationally televised address from the Lincoln Memorial and have a military display that include a flyover of warplanes and the stationing of tanks or other armored military vehicles on the streets of the city. Is this in good taste?

What Has Happened To Public Civility? This week President Trump's son was spat upon in a restaurant in Chicago by the bartender. Earlier this year the owner of the Red Hen Restaurant that kicked out White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and her family while they were dining. The Washington Post just published an editorial supporting both episodes of harassment. Since when has abusing people with opposing points of view become acceptable behavior?

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