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By Yamiche Alcindor, New York Times, February 5, 2016 Benjamin T. Jealous, a prominent black leader and former N.A.A.C.P. president, endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for president on Friday and vowed to increase his support among black voters in South Carolina, a crucial primary state, as well as across the country. Mr. Jealous, who …View full post
Courtesy of Paul Blumenthal, Money in Politics Reporter, The Huffington Post January 31, 2016 WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign raised $33.6 million in the last three months of 2015 and another $20 million in January alone, the campaign announced Sunday. The campaign further stated that 1.3 million people have made 3.25 million donations …View full post
Published on Thursday, December 31, 2015 by CommonDreams.org by Andrea Germanos, staff writer As the year draws to a close, it’s worth noting a handful of progressive gains that people-power made possible:View full post
courtesy of Jessica Valenti, theguardian.com, December 28, 2015 There seems to be no end to the number of insults that are tailor-made for women. And for those who decide to run for office, the sexist slams seem to never end. For as long as women have wanted to have a voice in our …View full post
Courtesy of Ben Ambridge, theguardian.com, December 6, 2015 Here’s a simple question that can tell us an awful lot about you. Is this a circle? If you said: “Yeah, sure, close enough,” then you are probably politically liberal, and strongly support the idea of government aid for the homeless and unemployed. You are also likely …View full post
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courtesy of Simon Hattenstone, theguardian.com, December 30, 2015
You want to know why Aretha is the indisputable Queen of Soul? Watch this. You want to know why hacks like me send her fan mail by the week pleading for an interview, knowing there is sod-all hope, but not resenting her one smidge? Watch this.
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(by William Thomas)
There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied ’round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a Republican or Democrat, but the president of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the country’s borders, and it was America versus the rest of the world, with the president of all the people at the helm.
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(courtesy of The Huffington Post | By James Michael Nichols, July 4, 2015)
It’s really no secret that Ruth Bader Ginsberg is kind of a badass. Now, her legacy as a Supreme Court Justice is immortalized in an unexpected way — a rap parody of the Sugarhill Gang’s iconic “Rapper’s Delight.”
The video comes from Allison Lane, an actress, writer and filmmaker known for her work with “Criminal Minds” (CBS), “Going Down In LA-LA Land” and the upcoming “Kiss Me, Kill Me.” The hilarious “Judges Delight” tribute to RBG is a feature on Lane’s popular YouTube channel called “See You Next Tuesday.”
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(courtesy of New Hampshire Union Leader, September 01. 2015, 8:13PM)
On my first trip to New Hampshire this spring, a retired doctor spoke up. I had just announced I was running for President, and I had traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire to hear from voters about their concerns, their hopes and their vision for the future. He said his biggest worry was the rising tide of heroin addiction in the state, following a wave of prescription drug abuse.
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(courtesy Jeffrey Young, HuffingtonPost.com) September 22, 2015
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will outline a set of policies Tuesday she says will help make prescription drugs more affordable as escalating prices cause rising anxiety among American consumers.
Clinton’s plan, a summary of which her campaign provided to reporters Monday evening, mostly represents steps long advocated by Democrats, including giving Medicare the authority to negotiate bulk discounts from pharmaceutical companies. Drug prices and overall national spending on prescriptions have risen in recent years, and a poll last month showed more than 70 percent of Americans think these medicines are too costly.
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