Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:55
Monday was Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. I spent part of it with a handful of other white folks holding Black Lives Matter signs on a public sidewalk at one of the busiest intersections in our town of Salisbury, MD.
Salisbury is located on the lower Eastern Shore of MD, a peninsula which gets its name “DELMARVA”, from the fact that it contains the whole of Delaware, a large chunk of Maryland, and a thin sliver of Virginia. The city is home to many major institutions, notably Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury University, and the Perdue Chicken plant.
Submitted by admin on Sat, 02/11/2017 - 10:28
On January 15 about 50 people attended a meeting at the Tippecanoe County Public Library to plan activities to "resist the Trump agenda". The event was one of some 500 similar events held across the country suggested by a callout from the political action committee, "MoveOn.Org". The event in Lafayette was organized by the group "Greater Lafayette Progressives". At the meeting, there was a great spirit of community solidarity and enthusiasm about confronting threats the Trump administration poses to the rights of workers, women, and immigrants; healthcare; education; and civil liberties.
Submitted by admin on Sat, 02/11/2017 - 10:02
[…] The Crusades were launched in 1095 by Pope Urban II and his papal bull (an official papal decree), Terra Nullius. Terra Nullius, Latin for "land that belongs to no one" permitted European Christian kings and princes to "discover" and claim land occupied by non-Christians. During the Crusades in 1240, the canon lawyer Pope Innocent IV penned a legal commentary on the rights of non-Christians that questioned if it was lawful to invade a land that "infidels" possess.
Submitted by admin on Sat, 02/11/2017 - 09:54
[...] The overwhelming majority of the American people — including many people who voted for Mr. Trump — support the ideas that we’re talking about,” insisted Sanders. “On many economic issues you would be surprised at how many Americans hold the same views. Very few people believe what the Republican leadership believes now: tax breaks for billionaires and cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.”
Submitted by admin on Sat, 02/11/2017 - 09:35
“So what can Democrats do to win back at least some of those voters?” asks the New York Times‘ Paul Krugman (11/25/16)—and answers his question, not much.
In the wake of a disastrous Election Day, does the Democratic Party need to present economic policies that have more to offer the majority of voters? Don’t bother, argues New York Times columnist Paul Krugman (11/25/16).
Submitted by admin on Sat, 02/11/2017 - 09:08
Donald Trump’s surprise victory in 2016 stunned the nation in part because white, working-class voters helped him crack open the Democratic blue wall of Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Submitted by admin on Sat, 02/11/2017 - 09:00
[…] Despite all the lofty praise for the wonders of capitalism and private-industry risk-takers, big factories don’t get built in the U.S. without public treasuries paying tribute in return for promises of net job creation of tax revenue gains years down the road.
Submitted by admin on Sat, 02/11/2017 - 08:51
In the Breitbart article tweeted by the Republican-led Science, Space, and Technology Congressional committee, writer James Delingpole claims the science behind global warming is “in its final death rattle.” Referring to a study cited from British gossip site, the Daily Mail, the article begins by asserting that “Global land temperatures have plummeted by one degree Celsius since the middle of this year – the biggest and steepest fall on record.”
Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 19:33
[…] The Virginia Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act of 2005 was the outcome of a deal between state legislators and university leaders in which the universities would take less money from the state in return for increased “autonomy”.
The universities saw this as an opportunity to get know-nothing political meddlers off their collective backs, and the politicians, nearly all with no stake in top-class universities, saw this as a way to free-up money that could be diverted to populist causes closer to their hearts.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 19:07
“I could get as drunk as two sailors and love it.”
Vivian Rutledge The Big Sleep
Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 18:33
When Trump or Paul Ryan say they want to replace the ACA with "Health Savings Accounts" (HSAs), they are also saying they want to replace Obamacare or Medicare or Medicaid with YOU paying for your healthcare.
2. That means
YOU pay for chemotherapy...
YOU pay for all surgeries and hospitalization... YOU pay for all your family's doctor visits, urgent care, ER visits, and prescription drugs out-of-our-pocket.