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USAFacts is a  data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society.  They are a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative and have no political agenda or commercial motive.  They provide this information as a free public service and are committed to maintaining and expanding it in the future.

Banking Deregulation

Thursday, March 15, 2018, Common Dreams Next Time Wall Street Needs a Bailout, Remember the Names of These 16 Democrats: The explanation for the lawmakers’ support for the bill, said Public Citizen, isn’t hard to explain or understand: Remember these names the next time Wall Street tanks our economy and taxpayers are left to bail...

Women of Color in Media Report

March 06, 2018 | Media, Race/Ethnicity The status of women of color in the U.S. news media 2018: full report The Women’s Media Center report: The Status of Women of Color in the U.S. News Media 2018, offers a rare look at where women journalists of color are (and aren’t) in legacy print, radio, TV,...

Admired Most in 2017? Barack and Hillary

Courtesy of GALLUP,� Jeffrey M. Jones, December 27, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans once again are most likely to name Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as the man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most, as they have for the past 10 years. The pair retain their titles this year, although by...

CALIFORNIA LAWS THAT WILL MATTER IN 2019

Courtesy Dan Moran, Calmatters.org, January 1, 2019 Happy New Year, California. One thousand sixteen aspects of California life evidently needed fixing in 2018. That’s the number of bills Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last year. Most take effect today. Many are narrow, affecting interests that pushed for them. Some are sweeping, such as those...

THE LATEST FEMALE CEO IN THE FORTUNE 500 BREAKS A NEW BARRIER

Courtesy of Fortune.com, July 27, 2018, by Beth Kowitt Agribusiness company Land O’Lakes has named Beth Ford its new president and CEO, appointing her to the top job at a challenging and tumultuous period for the agriculture industry.

ARETHA FRANKLIN— R.I.P. (8-16-18)

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.

ORANGE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Courtesy of Operatico Politico,  June 1, 2017 Real Fake News – Opera vs. Trump (Rossini Edition) Believe it or not, in an aria with so many words, we actually still did not manage to fit in everything we wanted to say about “45”!  Singers: Rebecca Nelsen (1st and 3rd) and Eric Stoklossa.

OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING

Courtesy of ConsumerWatchdog.org, June 20, 2018 Map Shows Jerry Brown Has 4 Times More Offshore Oil Wells Than Trump Los Angeles, CA — Consumer Watchdog today launched a web site that allows you to compare California offshore wells under the control of Governor Jerry Brown and President Donald Trump. Brown has called Trump’s federal offshore oil...

DEMOCRACY UNDER ATTACK

Courtesy of Committee to Investigate Russia A Conversation with James Clapper and John O. Brennan Published February 7, 2018

2017 IN SEVEN CHARTS

Courtesy Mona Chalabi, Guardian US data editor, December 29, 2017 When we try to remember 2017 (or more likely, try to forget it), there is a list of names and places that immediately come to mind: Trump, Weinstein, and Las Vegas, where the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history happened. But what were the...

MEMBERS-ELECT OF THE 116TH CONGRESS

Courtesy of Ben Jacobs, TheGuardian.com, November 14, 2018. Proportion of Democrats who are white men will drop from 41% to 38% while Republican figure will climb from 86% to 90%. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Democratic members-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell of Florida, Abby Finkenauer of Iowa and Sharice Davids of Connecticut pose...

NEW LAWS AFFECTING CALIFORNIA IN 2018

Courtesy Melody Gutierrez, SFChronicle.com, December 29, 2017 SACRAMENTO  Whether you cross the street, head to college or apply for a new job, one of the hundreds of new laws that California will add to the books on New Year’s Day is likely to affect you. The biggest change, however, is that licensed dispensaries can legally...

THE 14 CHARACTERISTICS OF FASCISM

Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt recently wrote an article about fascism (“Fascism Anyone?,” Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. The excerpt...
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