UPDATE Israel: Netanyahu coalition announced at 61 seats. Kulanu sets presser tomorrow

Recall all the stories telling us how Likud and Benjamin ("Bibi") Netanyahu had won a great victory at the polls on March 17th ???

Old Seeds and New Growth

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From Rebecca Bloomfield, Adamah Associate http://hazon.org/adamah/ I set the box on the counter, and opened it to thumb through the still-firm bulbs of white and purple garlic. Their wrappers flake off like the most perfect croissant. Crushing the bulbs just...More

Victory in NYC! Emmanuel Caicedo, Demos

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( Reposted from and email from Demos ) Theresa— I’m proud to tell you that just moments ago New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the strongest piece of legislation in the country banning discriminatory credit checks! We applaud...More

IL-Sen: Tammy Duckworth (D) Leads The Fight To Protect Military Families From Predatory Lending

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Received this e-mail today from Rep. Tammy Duckworth's (D. IL) U.S. Senate campaign: Abusive lenders have long preyed on military families. They surround bases with misleading advertisements and charge heavy interest payments, causing unmanageable debt. The good news is that...More

WI-Sen: Watch Ron Johnson (R) Confess That He Would Love To Abolish The Dept. Of Education

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More words of lunacy from one of the most vulnerable Senators up for re-election next year: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/... If he had it his way, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) would like to see the Department of Education abolished. Johnson, up for re-election...More

DC trip 2015...Legislators, ambassadors, Cspan and Dr. Reid..Oh my !

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I have been trying to plan a trip to DC for a very long time regarding the quest of making Veterans equal regarding Pre 911 and Post 911 benefits. The Presidential Medal of Freedom for Dr. Ferguson Reid idea I...More

UPDATE Israel: Midnight deadline... Netanyahu gets to 61 seats, Kulanu objects based on instability

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Recall all the stories telling us how Likud and Benjamin ("Bibi") Netanyahu had won a great victory at the polls on March 17th ??? Well, it's not just Fox News. They all had it wrong. Netanyahu's group of parties lost...More

Israel: Round Midnight on Wednesday... or Netanyahu is out of time

Recall all the stories telling us how Likud and Benjamin ("Bibi") Netanyahu had won a great victory at the polls on March 17th ???

PA-Sen: Toomey (R) Just Doesn't Have The Time To Explain Why He's Blocking His Own Judicial Nominee

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This is ridiculous: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is preventing one of his own judicial nominees from moving forward, for reasons nobody seems to understand. Toomey has long supported Luis Restrepo, who President Barack Obama nominated in November to the...More

Dog Whistle Politics. Fact or Fiction?

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Dog whistle politics usually refers to the use of certain code words or phrases that are designed to be understood by only a small section of the populace. Generally speaking, these are phrases that have special meaning to that subsection...More

Mika Brzezinski Questions Freddie Gray's Lawyer About Campaign Contributions

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Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) wasted 60% of her interview with Freddie Gray's lawyer questioning him about campaign contributions he made to Prosecutor Mosby's election campaign. The Baltimore Police Union and Mika are concerned about a potential "conflict of interest". Mika failed...More

Technocrats behind the Curtain

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According to legend, after the murder of the despotic emperor Caligula, the assassins discovered Claudius hiding behind a curtain. To his great surprise, instead of being stabbed to death, Claudius was proclaimed as the new Emperor of Rome. Claudius was...More

Traditional America Is Ending ? Really ?

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You Mean THIS Traditional America Is Ending? Traditional American Indians, who were here first, and who have been fighting against genocide for over 400 years? Traditional American Africans, whose ancestors were brought here against their will, and who have been...More

Top Comments: Non-Christian Christians

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For decades now whenever I see intolerance, bigotry, hypocrisy, homophobia or the like it's almost certainly coming from someone who claims to be a "good, God fearing Christian". From the haters who won't pizza-cater a gay wedding to the folks...More

Isaac Bloom, Everytown for Gun Safety

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BREAKING: Oregon just passed a law to require background checks on all gun sales. This is an incredible victory for Oregon -- but also for gun sense across the country -- because it shows what happens when we come together...More

Strategic Racism

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They were not bigots. And, this isn’t about bigotry. A stereotype is a sort of cultural presumption of minority inferiority: blacks are lazy, Latinos are dirty or filthy, and Muslims don’t respect human life. Dog whistles are when politicians use...More

Is it Deja Vu all over again?

The 2016 election is shaping up much like the 2012 election's. For example, we're already hearing lots of early talk about how the Democrats are in trouble and trodding out the latest polls showing a close race in a random...More

5% Is Too Many

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The GOP attracts only about 5 percent of the African American vote. 5 percent, however, is too many when you break down the numbers. There were 131,144,000 voters during the 2012 Presidential election . That means that over 655,000 blacks...More

GOP 2016 clown show

The Saga about the First African-American Republican Female Congressional Candidate

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Erika N. L. Harold ethnic background is Greek , German and English ancestry on her father’s side, and on her mother's side, Native-American , and African-American ancestry. That one drop of African – American blood, cause the papers to refer...More

My Sunday Post

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Chuang Chow Dreaming He Was A Butterfly ( A Parable By Philosopher Chuang Tzu ) Once . . . Chuang Chou Was dreaming he was a butterfly Suddenly he awoke And there he was Solid, unmistakable Chuang Chou But ...More

Are Sanders' Ideas Really That Radical

Even the most fervent Sanders supporters likely understand the overwhelming unlikelihood of posing a serious threat to Hillary Clinton. Yet despite the campaign’s single-digit polling, Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) brings considerable value to the marketplace of ideas. It is important that...More

In Whose Best Interest? The Ethics Surrounding the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Lawsuit

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In the coming weeks, roughly 17,500 of the brightest medical minds in America will don their gowns and mortarboards and be formally welcomed as the latest initiates into the fraternity of practicing physicians. The ceremonies celebrating the accomplishments of these...More

Dear Oligarchy Giants,

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Lets get something straight. We, the 99%, want you to know that we are not the least bit jealous of what you have, we especially do not admire the way that most of you got what you have nor do...More

Bernie Sanders to run for 2016 Democratic Party nomination

Time for Bernie

"The major issue is how do we create an economy that works for all of our people rather than a small number of billionaires, and the second issue directly related is the fact that as a result of the disastrous...More

Upside Downtrodden - Episode 113

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EPISODE 113 TOPIC: LABOR EPISODE 113 SEGMENTS: JUSTWORTHY CAUSE - HACKERLAB.ORG, PAYING HOMAGE, 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 Scott...More

Tx. Guv Greg Abbott panders to the conspiracists

Are you suprised that all six police officers were charged in Freddie Gray’s death?

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The charges against the other five officers are as follows: Officer Caesar Goodson was charged with second-degree depraved-heart murder, Mosby said. That charge carries 30 years in prison. Officer William G. Porter has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault...More

Bad Craziness in Alabamy

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When I saw the headline on the Addicting Info website, I just knew it had to be a hoax of some kind - or at least that's what I thought it must be. "Oh, come now", I said out loud...More

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