The Race Gap in America’s Police Departments


Based on some of these numbers below I wonder where these departments are sourcing their officers from. It's certainly not from within the community. The below data was posted in a NY Times article on April 8th 2015. It shows...More

Being Mean Don't Strengthen Poor People's Families


The Show Me State just showed 73,323 desperately poor people how to strengthen their families by taking half of their $227 benefit checks if they failed to meet work activity requirements and cutting the lifetime cap by15 months. (Sarcasm) Temporary...More

John Bolton; Chicken Hawk Gigantus

"Deliver the Election"


The Missourians for Honest Elections, a grassroots organization, has led an effort to abolish electronic voting in St Louis County and elsewhere since 2006. The group has assembled a portfolio it says demonstrates that electronic voting is susceptible to technical...More

GOP out to ambush Hillary

MD-Sen: Donna Edwards (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPP


Received this e-mail from Rep. Donna Edwards' (D. MD) U.S. Senate campaign: A bill just introduced in the Senate would give the President “fast track” trade authority to push through a disastrous trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which will...More

Should the U.S. Government be able to charge U.S. citizens with a crime for "attempting" to join a terrorist group?


From Politico Federal authorities announced Monday that the FBI arrested six men in Minnesota and California on terrorism charges, accusing them of attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. “Each of those...More

Ohio Guv John Kasich says he awaits answer from God about 2016 race for Prez

Wayne La Pierre; Paranoid, delusional, fear-mongerer, power hungry

PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 4/17/15 Edition


Received this e-mail from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign today: Sen. Toomey says one thing in Pennsylvania, and then does another with his votes in Washington, D.C. Let's take a look. On the left, below, we have what...More

Top Comments: Chester the Dog Gets New Home After Social Media Post Goes Viral

Mike Huckabee doesn't seem to understand the Constitution

Oklahoma "reserve" cop who kills supect by mistake says he received training in Maricopa County, Az. That sounds about right!

What the Greek Crisis Might Reveal about Global Capitalism


Writing under the pseudonym Tyler Durden (Fight Club fans will recognize that name), the primary author at Zero Hedge has offered an interesting perspective on what the brutally realistic options are for the newly elected Syriza leaders if the party...More

Iran: Paranoia, Uncomfortable Facts and Elusive Peace


In their 2007 book, the The Sphinx of Tehran , Yossi Melman and Meir Javedanfar built a narrative around the theory, supported by Israeli intelligence given to Melman, that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a dangerous fanatic whose ideas were...More



In most criminal justice systems, individuals receive punishment whenever they commit a certain crime. Punishments take different forms of penal sanctions. The common legal penalties include probation, fines, imprisonment, restitution and fines. Therefore, restitution is a form of penal sanction...More

Exigent Circumstances


Exigent circumstances refer to the existing exceptions to general warrant requirements as enshrined by the Fourth Amendment seizures and searches. Such situations occur whenever law enforcement officers have probable causes but no adequate time to obtain a warrant, particularly in...More

Marco Rubio has new ideas?

MO-Sen: Jason Kander (D) Speaks Out Against The TPP & Highlights How It Hurts Jobs In Missouri


Missouri Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander (D. MO) just posted this video on his campaign website where he speaks out against fast tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership and explains how it would hurt jobs in Missouri. Please...More

PA-Sen: Bob Casey (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPP


He's not up for re-election but my home state U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr . (D) has a terrific record on labor and he's helping in leading the fight to stop fast tracking the T.P.P.: I need your help to...More

IA-Sen: WH Press Sec. Slams Grassley (R) Of Being 'Duplicitous' For Delaying Loretta Lynch Nom.


BOOM! White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called out Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Thursday after Grassley blamed Democrats for not confirming Loretta Lynch while they controlled the Senate. Earnest accused Grassley of being "duplicitous" when he...More

Scott Walker and Ron Johnson Tanking in Wisconsin Polls; RoJo Taking Action; Walker - Meh


Latest poll isn't good for Rojo. Couldn't happen to 2 more deserving people IMVHO. I realized something was up when I actually received a reply to an email I sent to Wisconsin's Junior Senator, Ron Johnson (R-IBoughtMySenateSeat): Dear Ms. (my...More

The Politicus: College User Generated Challenge {2015}


The Politicus invites YOU to participate in our 5th annual user generated college writing challenge ( high school students welcomed ). Contestants are asked to create smart, sophisticated and topical articles about our favorite subject politics! Articles can cover a...More

FL-Sen: Alan Grayson (D) Moving Closer To Senate Run


Looks like there might be a real Democratic primary in the battle to take outgoing Senator Marco Rubio's (R. FL) seat: Rep. Alan Grayson says he’s moving closer to getting in the race for U.S. Senate, citing difficulty of...More

WI-Sen: New Marquette University Poll Has Russ Feingold (D) Leading Ron Johnson (R) 54-38


This better prompt Russ Feingold (D. WI) to jump in and take back his Senate seat: As Gov. Scott Walker moves closer to a formal announcement that he will run for president, the latest Marquette University Law School poll...More

One Woman Discovers The Wage Gap


BuzzFeed created an amazing video to draw more attention to the gender wage gap in the United States. Below that video is a chart by AAUW that shows the gender wage gap by state. (function(d, s, id) { var js,...More

Back to the Future


Delusional, warmongering Senate hawks talk about bombing a Middle East country. Last time it was Iraq, this time Iran — if you blur your vision, you might confuse the two. Big corporations’ cronies in Congress push for a trade deal...More

The Cheryl's Birthday problem

Here's to obsessions. And math problems. And visual aids to thinking. And to Singapore where teaching kids how to think takes precedence over doofus regurge.

Here's the problem:

Upside Downtrodden - episode 112


EPISODE 112 TOPIC: TAXES EPISODE 112 SEGMENTS: JUSTWORTHY CAUSE - CTJ.ORG, THE TAX CODE, WORDS TO LIVE BY We live in a world of make-believe, institutionalized by man-made systems of control which seek to disparage, undermine, and enslave society. Let...More

Israel: Bibi_who? reported "stuck" on overpromised Defense & Housing posts. Likud leaks "Unity" pact

This is big news. Bayit Yehudi Scolds Netanyahu For Broken Promise on Defense Ministry Offer to Bennett -- written up by Eliyahu Berkovitz. Take a step back to yesterday and Haaretz reported another leak out of the senior Likud leadership:...More