one of the dark-sides of sTrumpf explained

by Richard Lichtman

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Take without giving is one of the doctrines defining male culture, (a personified by sTrumpf as a case in point), in which one’s capacity to love or what passes for it is hoarded, and the accumulation of the love of others is an indication of a weakness in them that can […]

Marijuana has not been proven to kill cancer; however…

by Richard @ Bizmarts – May 12th, 2016

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We have all seen the articles online suggesting marijuana is useful in the treatment of cancer. It even generated a meme on the Internet about Willie Nelson and former President Carter. Evidence exists that forgoing chemo/radiation and smoking pot instead, for many loci of cancer, could […]

Labor protests in France involve 500,000

Half-Million on Strike Across France

Posted by blogfactory – On May 08, 2016

The revolt in France is growing! Up to 500,000 people went on strike and took to the streets across the country to protest unpopular pro-business labor reforms that would leave many people unemployed and would be an attack on worker’s […]

Incredibly stupid company behavior by Uber and Lyft

Top highlight via Medium.com – by Andrew Watts – May 9th, 2016

Why Uber and Lyft left Austin

Right now, as a resident in Austin, Texas, I am unable to call an Uber or Lyft. As of 8 am today, both companies have left the city of Austin […]

Public Intellectuals

The Role of the Public Intellectual by Alan Lightman MIT Communications Forum – DU

Over the years, my wife and children have grown accustomed to seeing me drift off into the world of my own thoughts — it might be during a car ride or listening to my daughter tell me a story, or I […]

If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say?

The basis for Strump’s appeal in one word…

via Politico – by Matthew MacWilliams – January 17, 2016

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If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated?

You’d be wrong.

In […]

You must remember this !

How Elizabeth Warren Made Expanding Social Security Cool

Warren just turned Social Security expansion—once a progressive pipe dream—into a tough-to-ignore 2016 issue.

| Mon Apr. 6, 2015 6:45 AM EDT Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP

For years, Washington politicians and policymakers have been talking about […]

If Bernie Sanders loses the primary, will his campaign’s success still be historically remarkable?

If Bernie Sanders loses the primary, will his campaign’s success still be historically remarkable?

Caleb Kao, has a Bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on US foreign policy

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In more than a few ways, Bernie Sanders reminds me of another politician from Vermont. Remember this guy?

Howard Dean ran […]

The surveillance state breeds self-censorship among readers and writers

via The Intercept by Glenn Greenwald

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A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this […]

The Braves Play Taxpayers Better Than They Play Baseball

Small towns across the South are paying the bills for Atlanta’s farm system.

Over the last 15 years, the Braves have extracted nearly half a billion in public funds for four new homes, each […]