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Crosscheck, Caging, Purging

92-Year-Old Georgia Voter Blocked November 7, 2018,  Greg Palast reporting from Atlanta, GA This is why Stacey Abrams won’t quit. It begins with 92-year-old Christine Jordan, blocked from voting. By Brian Kemp. Watch this 59-seconds and you won’t wonder why Stacey Abrams won’t roll over and concede to Kemp. Christine Jordan, aged 92, was blocked...

Hourly Wage Table

Courtesy of “Reframing the Minimum-Wage Debate” article by David Howell in The American Prospect, September 5, 2016

GEORGE CARLIN: “In The United States, Anybody Can Be President”

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 guy who famously proclaimed, “In the United States, anybody can be president. That’s the problem” – would have made of...

Financial Secrecy Index

The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities. A politically neutral ranking, it is a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight. The index was launched on November 2, 2015. In identifying the most...

State Rep’s Courage Score

The Courage Score grades your legislator on a scale of 0-100 to show how well they stand up for their constituents over corporations or special interest groups that seek to exploit Californians, particularly those who are poor, people of color, or disadvantaged. It conveys to what extent your California state representatives have backed the interests...

National Rent Report

The Zumper National Rent Report analyzes rental data from over 1 million active listings across the United States. Data is aggregated on a monthly basis to calculate median asking rents for the top 50 metro areas by population, providing a comprehensive view “of the current state of the market.” The report is based on all...

IT’S NOT JUST TRUMP—THIS IS WHO THE REPUBLICANS ARE

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. One lets coal companies dump waste into streams. Another lets oil companies bribe foreign dictators in secret. Now he is moving to block a Labor Department “fiduciary rule” that requires...

NO, WHITE FRIEND, YOU WEREN’T “EMBARRASSED” BY BARACK OBAMA

Courtesy JohnPavlovitz.com, May 26, 2017 I remember the day after the Election, a friend of mine who happens to be white, remarked on social media that he “finally wasn’t embarrassed of America and our President.” I sprained my eyes rolling them and they have never fully recovered. Since then I’ve heard this sentiment echoed by...

TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS: REPORT CARD

Courtesy of theguardian.com, Phil Maynard and Simon Roberts, April 26, 2017 The US president’s first 100 days in office have seen a flurry of executive orders, tweets, leaks and military attacks in the Middle East. But his domestic agenda has been thwarted at every turn, with healthcare plans, travel bans and the Mexican wall ensnared...

TEXAS LAWMAKER RIDICULES ANTI-ABORTION MEASURES

Courtesy of Tom Dart in theguardian.com,  March 13, 2017 A Texas lawmaker has filed a satirical bill to regulate “masturbatory emissions” as a riposte to a slew of anti-abortion measures advocated by the state’s Republican politicians.

TONI MORRISON HAS SOMETHING TO SAY

Courtesy of newyorker.com, November 21, 2016 Making America White Again, by Toni Morrison This is a serious project. All immigrants to the United States know (and knew) that if they want to become real, authentic Americans they must reduce their fealty to their native country and regard it as secondary, subordinate, in order to emphasize...
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