Bernie walked Stephen Colbert through the speech in advance.
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Larry Wilmore and his panel had this to add. A great deal is written about the absolute power of the lobbyists for the National Rifle Association. There is another, possible more powerful, lobbying group: the American Association of Retired Persons. As horrible as the murders in Orlando were, I’m not surprised that Congress did exactly […]
So, this phase of the fight is over and the next phase has begun. I need to watch this again, and again, but the part that has stuck with me for now comes at time mark 1434 where, in talking about the Democratic Party Convention in July Bernie demands: That the Democratic Party passes the […]
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I’ve marked the next Groundhog Day (2 February 2017) on my calendar. Have you?
Andrew Blake, reporting in Chelsea Manning honored with award, cash prize for WikiLeaks disclosures for The Washington Times, writes: Chelsea Manning, the former Army soldier convicted of the biggest leak of classified documents in U.S. history, was honored in absentia Monday at a London ceremony for her role in providing Wikileaks with secret documents concerning […]
The time has long gone by for the consideration, debate on and passage of Rep. John Conyers HB 40. Previously…
Sadly, of course, the joke is on all of us…
Bernie writes: In the United States today, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, 47 million Americans are living in poverty. Almost 22 percent of American children are poor and we have the highest child poverty rate of almost any major country on earth. Let’s be clear. Living in poverty doesn’t just mean […]
Mike DeBonis, reporting in Default at hand, Congress faces new pressure to act on Puerto Rico for The Washington Post writes: Hours before Puerto Rico missed hundreds of millions of dollars of bond payments, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday issued a new and urgent call for Congress to pass legislation allowing the territory […]
Take an ax to the prison wall. Escape. Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. Do it now. — Rumi, Quietness Learn more about Break Free… And where Civil Disobedience began…
Good news: Harriet Tubman will be on the new $20 bill; bad news, Andrew Jackson will continue to be on the back of the bill. Good news, a group of women representing the suffrage movement (full disclosure, my grandmother was a suffragette) will be on the $10 bill; bad news, they will be on the […]
From Field_Of_Vision, the documentary film division of The Intercept_ comes When Speaking Is Difficult, a documentary by AJ Schnack, that explores the subject of mass shootings in a way only cinema can do. This film is similar to The Guardian’s The Counted, in that documentary is an ever growing work in progress. John Thomason, in […]