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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...

GOVERNOR BROWN TO CLIMATE SCIENTISTS: WE SHALL PERSEVERE

Courtesy American Geophysical Union (AGU), December 14, 2016, at their Fall Meeting in San Francisco “The climate is changing, temperatures are rising, oceans are becoming more acidified, habitats are under stress — the world is facing tremendous danger. It’ll be up to you as truth-tellers and truth seekers to mobilize all your efforts to fight...

SENATOR BOXER DELIVERS FAREWELL SPEECH

Courtesy Senator Boxer, Published on Dec 7, 2016 Senator Barbara Boxer thanked her supporters in her final speech on the U.S. Senate Floor Wednesday. Boxer, who is retiring, will be replaced by Senator-elect Kamala Harris.

VOGUE ENDORSES HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT

Courtesy Vogue.com, October, 2016 Vogue Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States   For all the chaos and unpredictability and the sometimes appalling spectacle of this election season, the question of which candidate actually deserves to be president has never been a difficult one. Vogue has no history of political endorsements. Editors in...

THE PROGRESSIVE CASE FOR HILLARY CLINTON IS PRETTY OVERWHELMING

Courtesy of Kevin Drum, MotherJones.com, September 19, 2016 For a lot of liberals, the most important goal of this election is to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. And since Trump naturally sucks up most of the political oxygen, that means lots of blogging about Trump and not so much about Clinton. But...

THIS IS WHY DONALD TRUMP GETS AWAY WITH INSULTING RHETORIC

Courtesy of Allan Chernoff, fortune.com, July 23, 2016 Leadership is not just about smarts. As the Republican National Convention closed this week, Donald Trump’s conquest of the Republican presidential nomination reaffirms one of the most important principles of persuasive public communications: it’s not so much what you say, it’s how you say it. Indeed, one...

FROM 1937 TO HILLARY CLINTON, HOW AMERICANS HAVE FELT ABOUT A WOMAN PRESIDENT

Courtesy Clare Malone, fivethirtyeight.com, June 9, 2016 Hillary Clinton at a primary night rally in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Tuesday, June 7th. Drew Angerer / Getty Images In January of 1937, the Gallup Poll, then in its second year of existence, posed this question: “Would you vote for a woman for president if she...

HILLARY CLINTON’S PROBLEM? WE JUST DON’T TRUST WOMEN

Courtesy Jessica Valenti, theguardian.com, September 22, 2016 Blues legend BB King once sang: “Never trust a woman, until she’s dead and buried.” Sadly, it’s a sentiment that sounds just at home in our current political discourse as it does an old song: while this week’s NBC/WSJ poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in general...
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