The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
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Submitted by gem on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:32am
[…] There are about 1 million international students studying in American universities– nearly 5% of the country’s undergraduate population.
Submitted by gem on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:12am
Well. Remember a month ago when I was joking about helping to build that wall? That joke is officially not funny anymore. Flummoxed. Stymied. I think we’re all still reeling. I had a wise older friend tell me that we survived Nixon, and we’ll survive this. That would be more comforting to me if it weren’t for the fact that I was six years old when Nixon first took office. I don’t really feel like I survived Nixon because I was blissfully oblivious as I spent my days with Mr. Rogers in the land of make believe. Oh, Mr. Rogers. Where for art thou?
Submitted by gem on Sat, 11/19/2016 - 10:37am
Today, the Center for Media and Democracy and Common Cause provided new evidence to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) showing that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is falsely claiming tax-exempt status as a charity and that the ExxonMobil Corporation has intentionally misused the organization for nearly two decades to advance its legislative agenda. More than 240 exhibits in the filing detail how the oil giant has used ALEC to promote the company’s climate denial policies and legislative agenda, in gross violation of the 501(c)(3) charitable status.
Submitted by gem on Sat, 11/19/2016 - 10:21am
The conflict in Syria has shown over and over again how diplomatic efforts have failed at different levels. Sitting in our thought trap, the first thing that comes to mind is that all has been tried, now it is time to bring out the big guns – literally. And when we see the images, videos, and tweets of all the suffering, who would argue against saving people? Let me be clear. At a certain time, in a certain place, a certain group of people can be saved through a military intervention.
Submitted by gem on Sat, 11/19/2016 - 10:03am
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Submitted by gem on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:54pm
Added to the various flawed pieces of the electoral system, the corporate media plays a big role in affecting election outcomes.
Submitted by gem on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:44pm
When Donald Trump blurted out that not paying his taxes "makes me smart," he was revealing a truth about the American narcissist.
Submitted by gem on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:36pm
…the Right managed to make privatization an ideological project. This shift has generated huge profits for corporations and harmed public sector workers and their unions.
"They want to contract out not because it makes sense, but because that's their jobs. They're right-wingers," he [Donald Cohen, executive director of In the Public Interest] says.
Submitted by gem on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 1:51pm
How much is the life of a Yemeni worth? Not much, according to the Saudi regime that has been bombing and starving the people of Yemen for since March 2015, or to the Saudi’s western backers, particularly the US and UK, which have been supplying the Saudi regime with weapons, military training, logistical support and diplomatic cover for its dirty interventionist war.
Submitted by gem on Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:56pm
Susanne and I travelled to Salina, Kansas the last weekend in September to attend the Land Institute’s 40th anniversary celebration at their Prairie Festival. During that trip we were wondering how we learned about the Land Institute. We knew it was back in the 70s or early 80s while we were living on a 40 acre farm in Parke County, Indiana. Anyway, we donated to TLI as often as we could over the years and read their quarterly reports about their efforts to grow perennial crops. TLI is located about 5 miles SE of Salina on about 200 acres of prairie/woodland.
Submitted by gem on Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:08pm
Studies showing the high correlation of out-of-school suspensions to eventual involvement in the criminal justice system are well known among policy circles. A 2011 study by the Council of State Governments Justice Center found that being suspended or expelled from school made a student nearly three times more likely to come into contact with the juvenile justice system within the next year.
Submitted by gem on Mon, 11/14/2016 - 2:50pm
Submitted by gem on Mon, 11/14/2016 - 2:31pm
For the first time in more than 100 years, the federal government could steal fragile, sacred land from Native American tribes and hand it over to the fossil fuel industry.
Utah Republican Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz along with Sen. Mike Lee recently introduced a bill that would strip away protections for 100,000 acres of Ute tribal lands to allow for oil drilling and uranium mining. The bill would also prevent President Obama from designating 18 million acres of unprotected land at Bears Ears a national monument.
Submitted by gem on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 2:41pm
The SPLC [Southern Poverty Law Center] report, "Unsafe at These Speeds," paints the picture of a flourishing industry sustained by tremendous exploitation of both humans and birds. The average American consumes about 50 pounds of chicken a year and the industry accounts for about 10% of Alabama's entire economy. Almost three-quarters of the workers interviewed by SPLC said they had suffered a significant workplace injury or illness.
Submitted by gem on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 2:20pm
As printed in the J&C insert, USA Today, of 9/29/16, industrial air pollution, bad for people’s health, bad for the planet—is strikingly concentrated in America among a small number of facilities such as those in southwest Indiana, according to a nine-month Center for Public Integrity investigation with the USA Today Network and the Weather Chanel.
Submitted by gem on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 2:13pm
Education Minister and Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett said Thursday that "we must give our lives" for the cause of annexing the West Bank to Israel. Bennett, who was speaking at a at a conference in Jerusalem in memory of settler figure Hanan Porat, also criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the plans to evict the illegal outpost Amona by the end of the year.
Submitted by gem on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:53pm
Indiana’s embarrassing Governor recently appealed a federal court ruling that he lacked authority to prevent resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana. From all reports, the appeal’s oral argument did not go well for the state.
A major reason for Pence’s loss in the District Court–and his probable loss at the appellate level–is that immigration is a federal issue over which states lack authority.
Submitted by gem on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:32pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Construction on Section 5 of Interstate 69 north of Bloomington has come to a halt after at least one subcontractor walked off the job site because of missed payments, prompting a state agency to threaten a breach of contract if nothing changes.
Submitted by gem on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:04pm
Nikki Petree was released last Thursday after spending 35 days in county jail for bouncing a $28.93 check five years ago.