Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 18:01
Across the country, 29.8 million people would lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act were repealed—more than doubling the number of people without health insurance. And 1.2 million jobs would be lost—not just in health care but across the board.
In Indiana, the number of people without insurance would jump by 103%. 566,000 people would lose their health insurance.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:48
Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:26
Far from the corrosive political circus unfolding in Washington, DC, local citizen groups are improving conditions for the people in their own backyards. Although they receive almost no national media attention, these stalwart citizens work tirelessly to make their country a safer, cleaner and more just place to live. One shining example of such a citizen is Tom “Smitty” Smith of Texas, who has advanced this noble work for the last 31 years.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:06
Over the last 37 years, the top 10 percent of all Americans saw their incomes rise by 115 percent and the top 1 percent saw an incredible rise of 198 percent. Meanwhile, the bottom half of all American earners not only failed to see any gain at all, their incomes actually declined by 1 percent from 1978 to 2015, according to research by Thomas Piketty and co-researchers.
Declining income brings with it a host of related social problems. As localities are starved for revenues, public safety and the sense of community deteriorate. The social fabric of decent living is imperiled.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/15/2017 - 18:26
I am Sunday Morning Forum co-chair at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County (in West Lafayette, IN). On January 29,we showed a video, Mega Cities Under Water/Rising Sea Level, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r6HHqoiGaU#t=599.871779 . It predicts a sea level rise of 4-6 feet by the end of this century caused by melting polar ice and warming oceans. This would doom many of the coastal cities and much of Florida as its porous limestone bedrock negates the use of levees.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/15/2017 - 17:45
In 2012, voters approved Proposition 30, a temporary state sales tax and income tax hike on the wealthy aimed at filling in deep recession-era cuts to state school funding. The measure has raised about $8 billion a year. A white-hot, tech-driven economic recovery has raised many billions more in revenue for education. And although tax collections have dipped recently, the state’s basic budget for K-12 schools and two-year community colleges has rocketed from $47.3 billion in 2011 to a projected $71.4 billion this year.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/15/2017 - 17:34
This has been a tough column to write in the last few months. My mission with this column is to make you laugh. Full stop. I’m not trying to make you laugh, but also make you think. If you’re not already doing that then whatever I write is not going to help you. There have been so many unfunny things in our faces lately that it’s a lot harder to be funny, but I’m going to give it my best shot, so we can all have a nice brain break.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/15/2017 - 17:22
“We welcome all resisters across the movement to use this tool,” Moore says. “It’s completely free. There’s no big ‘funder’ or group behind it. There will be no ads, no commercialization, no fundraising lists — all the stuff we hate. Just you, me, the volunteers donating their time to keep it going and the World Wide Web. BOOM!”
The Resistance Calendar [www.resistancecalendar.org] allows users to not only search events by city and state,
but also based on specific issues and chronological order.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:45
by Mark P. Painter
As Charles P. Pearce said in Esquirelast Wednesday, [2/8/17] “I swear, it's like we elected the Clampetts, if the Clampetts were grifters.”
A president of the United States, on the official POTUS Twitter feed, assails a department store for dropping his daughter’s merchandise. On the same day, the Pentagon is looking to rent space in the Trump Tower. Trump’s son travels to Uruguay to make a Trump business deal. And, of course, foreign diplomats will stay at the Trump Hotel. The cash comes marching in.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:31
Late Monday, President Trump slammed the "very dishonest" media for refusing to cover major terror attacks.
"Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland, as they did on 9/11, as they did from Boston to Orlando to San Bernardino and all across Europe," Trump announced at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. "It's gotten to a point where it's not even being reported, and in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it."
Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:19
…Donald Trump’s Washington might slide into an actual war with the planet’s rising superpower, China. No kidding. It could really happen