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  • Warren with the rightest on Israel
    Glenn Greenwald, Intercept - The last time Elizabeth Warren was asked about her views on the Israeli attack on Gaza – on July 17 – she, as Rania Khalek put it, “literally ran away” without answering. But last week, the liberal Senator appeared for one of her regularly scheduled “office hours” with her Massachusetts constituents, this one in Hyannis, and, as […]
  • Republicans get dumber with education
    According to Gallup, 74% of Republicans with a college degree say that human-caused global warming is exaggerated, compared to 57% of Republicans with only a high-school education or less. By contrast, among Democrats: only 15% of Democrats with a college degree say that human-caused global warming is exaggerated, compared to 27% of Democrats with merely a h […]
  • Alternatives to police violence and other justice failures
    While the improper and ineffective handling of justice gets a lot of coverage, workable alternatives don't. Here, for example, are some excerpts from the latest annual report of the Center for Court Innovation in New York: Brooklyn JusticeInitiatives [replaces pre-trial] detention with vigorous monitoring and links to voluntary services. Program partici […]
  • Meet Chuck Schumer
     Chuck Schumer  gets a 90% rating from Americans for Democratic Action, a conventional liberal group and a 80% liberal rating from the National Journal. Daily Beast - Schumer’s leadership political action committee, known as “IMPACT,” doled out almost $1.5 million from 2010 through 2014, according to data gleaned from the Federal Election Commission by the C […]
  • How the CIA has influenced the presidency
    You won't find it mentioned in the embedded media, but every president since Ronald Reagan has had direct or familial ties to the CIA. And if either Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton are elected, the trend will continue.While it is well known that George H. W. Bush was director of the CIA. it is far less known that an Oxford student named Bill Clinton was one […]
  • Links: An American Agenda
    Corporations Corporate personhoodDemocracy Amend Senate Elect Attorney General Instant runoff voting Ballot initiatives Public campaign financing Urban statehood Green Party   Drugs End the war on drugs   Healthcare Single payer health plan   Housing Foreclosure plan Shared equity program Seizing underwater mortgages by eminent domain Justice Improve jury ri […]
  • An open letter from some teachers on the child abuse known as PARCC testing
    The following  is an open letter signed by 20 teachers at Barbieri Elementary School in Framingham, MassachusettsWe are teachers at Barbieri Elementary School who want to make clear what is happening in your children’s classrooms as a result of decisions made in offices far away.This year, 3rd-8th graders in Framingham Public Schools will be taking the test […]
  • Word
    Corrupted by wealth and power, your government is like a restaurant with only one dish. They've got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side. But no matter which set of waiters brings you the dish, the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen. - Huey Long […]
  • Infrequently asked questions
    Why do so many people move their hands and arms so much when they speak?My impression is that in recent years there has been a marked increase in the use of hand and arm gestures when addressing someone or a crowd. These gestures almost invariably add nothing to the conversation or speech, but it is clear that the speaker feels they are giving emphasis to th […]
  • Furthermore. . .
    How ASCAP and BMI are killing music.   Traditional jazz and pop music can't survive if bars and mujsicians are afraid to play it.How the CIA used college students as unwitting spies Baby boomers not interested in parents' brown furniture. . ."To make matters worse, young adults don’t seem to want their own college textbooks, sports trophies or […]
  • Bergdahl update
    CNN - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the military he left his unit in eastern Afghanistan in July 2009 intending to walk to the nearest U.S. military outpost to report wrongdoing, believing he could not trust his own commanders to deal with his concerns, according to sources familiar with the Army investigation. It is the clearest indication yet of the motive behin […]
  • Israel killed record number of Palestinians last year
    Guardian - Israel killed more Palestinian civilians in 2014 than in any other year since the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip began in 1967, a UN report has said.Israel’s activities in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and East Jerusalem resulted in the deaths of 2,314 Palestinians and 17,125 injuries, compared with 39 deaths and 3,964 injuries in 2013, ac […]
  • Joe Biden's strange advice to Jews
    Salon - In the April issue of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg reports on a remarkable incident last fall at the residence of Vice President Joseph Biden. Speaking before guests—including leaders of Jewish organizations and Jewish officials in the Obama administration—invited to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Biden recalled meeting Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir […]
  • Antarctica's ice shelf melt rate could mean higher oceans than expected
    Take Part - The super size cliffs of ice extending off the Antarctic coast help control the height of the sea worldwide. For centuries, if not millennia, this icy barrier has slowed the flow of the southern continent’s massive freshwater glaciers into the ocean.But the ice shelves themselves are melting at a troubling rate, scientists revealed on Thursday, a […]