Courtesy of Matt Ford, The Atlantic, December 7, 2017 It’s been two months since the reckoning began. In early October, The New York Times and The New Yorker first published the alarming accounts of women …
Courtesy of DailyKos.com, by Erasmussimo, June 25, 2017 A goodly number of progressives rejected Hillary Clinton on the grounds that she wasn’t good enough for them. Their most common claim was that she is just …
Courtesy of Abby Zimet, commondreams.org, May 12, 2017 The take-no-prisoners George Carlin, who died of heart failure in 2008, would have turned 80 on Friday [5-12-17]. It’s impossible not to wonder what Carlin – the …
Courtesy Dave Johnson, CommonDreams.org, February 18, 2017 So far President Donald Trump has signed very few bills. One lets coal companies dump waste into streams. Another lets oil companies bribe foreign dictators in secret. Now …
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 political process there have been men looking to shut them up with slurs and condescension. And it shows no sign of stopping – or even slowing.
Courtesy of Fred Bayles, theguardian.com, March 4, 2016
In 1972, a few weeks into my first job as a reporter at the Burlington Free Press, I was sent to check out reports of a demonstration in one of the s poorer neighborhoods.
The scene was somewhat chaotic. Three or four people were highly exercised about some housing-related issue, but it was hard to get past the rhetoric to understand the details. To add to my rookie confusion, the group was led by a wild-haired, wild-eyed 30-something with an incongruent Brooklyn accent. I took notes and retreated to the newsroom.
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 to support same-sex marriage and legalisation of marijuana for recreational use. Continue reading
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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.
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.
(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.”
23 WAYS YOU COULD BE KILLED IF YOU'RE BLACK IN AMERICA
Alicia Keys, et al. PSA
CALIFORNIA “SUPER BLOOM”
FIRST THEY CAME…
FREEDOM FROM RELIGION
"O Karma, Dharma, pudding and pie,
gimme a break before I die:
grant me wisdom, will, & wit,
purity, probity, pluck, & grit.
Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind,
gimme great abs & a steel-trap mind,
and forgive, Ye Gods, some humble advice—
these little blessings would suffice
to beget an earthly paradise:
make the bad people good—
and the good people nice;
and before our world goes over the brink,
teach the believers how to think.”
― Philip Appleman, award-winning poet, novelist,
scholar, editor, social critic, and Darwin expert.