Being a Black man in America is like having another job.– Arthur Ashe American athlete and social activist (via coffee-talk)
Theocracy Or Democracy? →
The Mormons, for all the cheery optimism of their present state, were birthed in brutal theocracy, first in Nauvoo, Ill., and later in the State of Deseret, as their settlement in present-day Utah was called. The Constitution, separating church from state, press from government, had no place in either stronghold. And it took a threat to march the United States Army out to the rogue settlement...
Legalize Marijuana: Study: suicide rates fall when... →
legalizemarijuana: A University of Colorado economics professor has co-authored a study, just released by the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany, that concludes that suicide rates among young males decline markedly after states legalize medical marijuana. Professors at Montana State University and San…
Workers in factory occupation claim victory →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: About 60 employees of a Chicago window factory are claiming victory after an 11-hour occupation of the plant. Their union, the United Electrical Workers, says it reached a deal Friday morning with the plant’s owner, California-based Serious Energy, Inc. The deal, according to the union, requires the company to suspend plans to close the factory immediately. Instead the...
5 Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police... →
(1) It’s your constitutional right. The 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects us against unreasonable searches and seizures. Unless police have strong evidence (probable cause) to believe you’re involved in criminal activity, they need your permission to perform a search of you or your property. You have the right to refuse random police searches anywhere and anytime, so long as you...
Chicago: Republic Windows workers reoccupy plant... →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: Feb. 23 - Workers at the former Republic Windows factory have occupied their plant for the second time in four years after the owner announced today it would shutter the plant immediately. Managers from Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Serious Energy met with leaders from the United Electrical workers this morning to tell them the factory would halt production at the end of the...
The Republican Brain: Why Even Educated... →
New research shows that conservatives who consider themselves well-informed and educated are also deeper in denial about issues like global warming.
BREAKING: Virginia Personhood Bill Officially Dead →
Daily Number: Bi-Partisan Agreement that New... →
More than half (54%) of Americans are aware of the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that allows unlimited independent expenditures on political ads and made Super PACs a big factor so far in the 2012 presidential campaign. Among this group, 65% of all Americans believe that the new rules have had a negative impact on the 2012 presidential campaign. This issue is one of few in which there is no...
nonplussedbyreligion: "Weak" Atheists →
deconversionmovement: Sometimes I scroll through my dash or the Atheism tag and I’m reminded of the past. I remember when I first started this blog. I was brand new to Atheism. Some Christians were very aware of that. Because of my new found Atheism, they found it easy to corner me with…
Arizona Law Would Make It Illegal to Teach Law,... →
Just when you thought the Arizona legislature was out of bad ideas. SB 1467, newly introduced in the Arizona State Senate, would force schools and universities to suspend, fine, and ultimately fire any teacher or professor who “engage[d] in speech or conduct that would violate the standards adopted by the federal communications commission concerning obscenity, indecency and profanity if that...
married to trouble: Atheists: a forgotten minority →
nonplussedbyreligion: The struggle for social inclusion is being fought on many fronts at the moment, and one group that tends to take a backseat is atheists. Of course, the other groups seeking inclusion deserve all the attention they get, especially because the direction is not…
Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies... →
Now, in analyses of long-term data published in recent months, researchers are finding that while the achievement gap between white and black students has narrowed significantly over the past few decades, the gap between rich and poor students has grown substantially during the same period. “We have moved from a society in the 1950s and 1960s, in which race was more consequential than...
Our nation is moving rapidly towards racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity, and...– Eugene Cho (via azspot)
think4yourself: Republicans against the Violence... →
politicalprof: So the Violence Against Women Act is up for renewal this year, and surprise of all surprises … not a single Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize the act. Not a single one. Why? Well, the editorial in the New York Times puts it this way:
Rep. Bachus faces insider-trading investigation -... →
The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee over possible violations of insider-trading laws, according to individuals familiar with the case. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), who holds one of the most influential positions in the House, has been a frequent trader on Capitol Hill, buying stock options while overseeing the nation’s...
Poll: Preachy Politicians Turn Off Many Voters →
If there’s one thing the fractious Republican field agrees on, it’s that personal religious devotion is central to their campaign message. Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and even Ron Paul stress their faith on the stump; Romney plays up his religion, though he downplays his Mormonism because of lingering evangelical suspicion toward his church. But a new survey indicates...