Ralph Nader writes: Senator Bernie Sanders has come a long way without other people’s advice. The progressive lone ranger is now leading in the polls nationally as the preferred candidate to defeat Donald Trump—ahead of Hillary in that matchup. Now, however, Bernie Sanders is facing the verdict of closed primaries in many states which bar […]
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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 […]
Lauren Gambino, writing in Bernie Sanders rally in New York strikes at heart of establishment for The Guardian, reports: “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!” came the chanting. When Brooklyn’s native son walked through the arch at Washington Square Park he was greeted by one of the largest crowds of his presidential campaign. Bernie Sanders, the 72-year-old socialist […]
So, the 1994 crime bill, introduced by Joe Biden, voted for by Bernie Sanders and supported by then First Lady Hillary Clinton, has come back to haunt Hillary who is counting on a majority of Black voters coming out for her, not only in the primaries, but critically in the November election. This week, potential […]
I don’t remember where I first encountered the idea that the three most dangerous substances for human, that we regularly ingest, are all white: sugar, fat and salt. There’s a reason that heroin addicts going cold turkey are given sugar to take the edge off and there’s a reason that we ingest far more sugar […]
Since I mentioned Father Ted yesterday, I thought everyone should have a giggle with this.
As global protests over the obscenity revealed by the Panama Papers swell, one protester channels Father Ted who stood with Father McGuire to protest the showing of The Passion of Saint Tibulus on Craggy Island. Seriously though, Glenn Greenwald (with the help of Matt Yglesis) explains why the papers are vital in A Key Similarity […]
[Update @ 0637] So, I’ve just finished watching the discussion and while I found the entire conversation fascinating, I would make note of three bits. First, beginning at about time mark 1:26:10, Edward Snowden points to the single greatest flaw in our present security state when he says, “When you collect everything, you understand nothing.” […]
My take is that she’s sick of liberals/progressives who keep asking embarrassing questions and won’t shut the fuck up so that the Democratic National Committee can anoint her President of the United States of America. Well, we’re going to keep asking those questions until she starts acting like she wants to represent We The People […]
So, why do I learn about this in a comedy show. Seriously, I didn’t catch this from any of my regular news sources. What the fuck, journalists? A quick Google search under news for Nixon War On Drugs turned up plenty of hits but only one on the front page from a major news source? […]
Here are some of those other Bernie clips Silverman mentions…
The tag line on the video gave me a giggle as well: John Oliver wakes up the sheeple who have had the wool pulled over their eyes by the lamestream media. Also, I ate half a Cabury Cream Egg yesterday.
Ed Vulliamy, reporting in 100 years on, the Irish lay to rest the ghosts of the Easter Rising for The Guardian writes: As the lights finally dimmed at Dublin’s famous Abbey Theatre last night, the audience rose to its feet through air thick with emotion, and cheered in a way – with an intensity – […]
I don’t have a lot of time to watch television (hell, I don’t own a television, but I can stream on my computer) so I don’t see all the comedy shows, but I’ve been following Larry Wilmore since the first episode. I’m biased, clearly, but I think he’s the best of the bunch. I’ll occasionally […]
Then there is Wiley Miller’s take on walls this morning.
In President Trump episode ‘warning to US’, says Simpsons writer for The Guardian, Esther Addley writes: It was intended, according to its creator, as a “warning to America”, a horrifying and fantastical vision of the future in which the US—ludicrously—had elected as its president Donald Trump. But with the property billionaire now the favourite to […]