You Must Watch This Speech By Michelle Obama | Crooks and Liars

16 Oct

Source: You Must Watch This Speech By Michelle Obama | Crooks and Liars

Democrats Need To Emphasize A Higher Minimum Wage To Get The Last Bloc Of ‘Open Voters’

8 Sep

This seems rather obvious. Why the hesitation?

Mike the Mad Biologist

Democrats are squandering a potential electoral gold mine–and one that could pay out for decades (boldface mine):

Her answer, while accurate, was unintentionally revealing. When Clinton talks about millennials, she tends to use the word interchangeably with “college students.” But millennials with university degrees don’t represent their entire generation—just those with the greatest economic and educational advantages. A full 40 percent of young people never made it past high school, according to a recent analysis by CIRCLE, a research center that specializes in youth issues. Even when it comes to young voters, it would seem, Clinton instinctively speaks to the elites.

Politicians tend to ignore working-class millennials for a simple reason: They don’t show up on Election Day. Just 29 percent of blue-collar youth turned out to vote in 2012—about half the rate of those who’d attended college. But in market terms, that political disengagement represents an…

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Milwaukee Community in Rebellion After Cops Gun Down Youth + Why Milwaukee Erupted

18 Aug

Dandelion Salad by Workers World staff workers.org August 15, 2016 As part of the ongoing international resistance against police terror, youth rose up in rebellion in Milwaukee the evening of Aug.…

Source: Milwaukee Community in Rebellion After Cops Gun Down Youth + Why Milwaukee Erupted

Abby Martin: Bringing Corporations to Justice

26 Jul

Imagine reigning in corporations as opposed to giving them free reign – as is too often the case with corporate-authored free trade agreements.

 

 

Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin teleSUR English on Jul 24, 2016 For the first time ever, progress is being made at the United Nations for a binding legal instrument that would hold corporations ac…

Source: Abby Martin: Bringing Corporations to Justice

Empathizing with Rapists Instead of Victims

10 Jun

BroadBlogs

Brock TurnerBrock Turner

Why do we so often empathize with the privileged even when they commit brutal crimes?

Rape is just “20 minutes of action.” And it’s non-violent.

That’s how the father of convicted rapist, Brock Turner, saw it.

Judge Persky was also blinded to the victim’s pain by the predator’s distress. 

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I’m Raising a Kid With Microcephaly. Here’s What the Media Gets Wrong. – The Daily Beast

26 May

 

In the panic over Zika virus, major media outlets are calling kids with microcephaly ‘misshapen,’ ‘heartbreaking,’ and ‘dystopian.’ The exact opposite of my joyful, funny, vivacious son.

Source: I’m Raising a Kid With Microcephaly. Here’s What the Media Gets Wrong. – The Daily Beast

Quote of the Day: There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear

16 May

The Secular Jurist

“I don’t know what the answer is, but holy cow, do we have a problem.”

– FBI Director James Comey on the statistically reported rise of homicides across the U.S. over the last two years.

From:  ‘We have a problem.’ Homicides are up again this year in more than two dozen major U.S. cities.

Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  Let’s start with what we do know, Mr. Comey.

From Business Insider via MSNThe middle class is vanishing in America’s cities:

Pew’s research shone light on the issue that has contributed to the rise of anxiety throughout the American public…

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Pew observed that the decline in the middle class is associated with an overall increase in inequality in the United States, which could lead to somewhat dire consequences for American society.

From The New York Times via MSNIn Empty Homes of Las Vegas, Squatters…

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