The conservatives of today often argue that government welfare programs are an invention of modern government, and are therefore the result of some systematic, liberal plot to reduce the foundations of western civilization to a pile of smoking rubble. In truth, welfare has existed in many societies dating back thousands of years.
Tony Dungy, the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl, when questioned about the drafting of an openly gay player made it perfectly clear: Hate still exists in the NFL. Recently Dungy stated on national television that he “wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam.” Why? “Because things will happen.”
Last week Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox tried to buy the American multinational media corporation TimeWarner for $80 Billion. If the experts are to be believed, old Rupert isn’t done trying.
As always, the latest Gaza Conflict is being wrongly framed. In the United States media, and Western media in general, the conflict in the Gaza strip is being framed with a false moral equivalence between Israel and the Palestinians.
The GOP constantly demonize poor people, and think the economically disadvantaged deserve only scorn and insults. If you’re poor, you’re just lazy. End of reasons. Yet they get heavy votes from lower income Americans. How are they doing this?
Forty-five years ago, on July 20, 1969, I sat on my father’s lap in the middle of the night and watched Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon. I was four years old and remember thinking that it just couldn’t be true.
This is the third Israeli offensive in Gaza in the last five years and the fifth in the last nine. What does Israel hope to achieve this time that they could not accomplish before? Nothing, other than more punishment.
Police brutality statistics and those related to generalized misconduct are not typically things which occupy a place of importance in the mind of the American public. The truth is that officer misconduct is a very real problem facing Americans.
When it comes to American stupidity, it appears the sky is the limit. Just look at some recent headlines in the news: “Poll: Some Don’t Know Obamacare, Affordable Care Act are the Same Thing,” “A Third of Americans Can’t Name Any First Amendment Rights.” Americans are definitely suffering from a scholarship problem.
Happy, is a film based on an international study which measured happiness (rather than depression) over a 25 year period. The results simplify the secret to happiness in such plain terms that it could easily put the “self-help” book industry in jeopardy.