Harvard Law School
This video presentation, by Prof. Yochai Benkler of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, is one of the best articulations I’ve ever seen of the meaning of “participatory politics”.
Please watch it in full & share it: Blueprint for Democratic Participation.
(We’d embed it here for handiness, but alas, no such sharing enabled by the host site, unless you subscribe for a membership, but that’s all right. We’ll be talking about this extensively & excitedly in the months to come.) Read more
There are many reasons why someone is poor – maybe they’re uneducated and can’t obtain a well-paying job; maybe they’ve had a tough life or been through an expensive medical crisis that cost them their homes and their livelihoods or maybe they’re just plain lazy. The latter is hardly ever the case as most people have no problem with working.
We have programs set in place to help those who are down and out. Those programs help insure that children aren’t hungry, that underprivileged high school graduates can go to college and that people who fall between the cracks don’t do without the basic necessities such as food, medical care and housing. Read more
Mitt Romney Today
I guess that really is more socially acceptable than my name for Mitt Romney……………
…………………………………………….”Mitt-the-(word that rhymes; but Fid doesn’t allow on this sight)………(Has four letters?)……..(One of them is “H”?). Just kidding. I know you get it.
Here is what I don’t get; and I’ll bet you don’t either.
How can so many people totally ignore his repeated Flip-Flopping. Read more
The United States Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States, in 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Into the hands of nine people the future of health care has been laid. Those nine justices are made up of conservatives and liberal justices and the conservatives have the majority, with Justice Anthony Kennedy sometimes moving to the left but not often. Read more
Here is a fascinating insight into President Obama as a young law student at Harvard, in 1991.
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President Barack Obama emphasized the need for higher education for our youth during his last State of the Union address, saying“If you can’t stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from taxpayers will go down. Higher education can’t be a luxury – it’s an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford.”
Rick Santorum at recent debate Read more
It’s obvious that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is gaining momentum in the Republican nomination race for president. Let’s be clear; Democrats are quite confident that our candidate – incumbent President Barack Obama can beat any of the current candidates in November, but our confidence goes up with a Rick Santorum nomination. Why? Because we well know that Mr. Santorum is far right of the majority of Americans. Read more