Sunday, October 1, 2023

Republicans want to defund our libraries

Claiming to protect children, Republicans are going after libraries and librarians instead of the police, gun manufacturers, and actual child sexual abusers.

Home Depot makes investment of additional $1 billion in wage increases for hourly associates

This investment makes the home improvement retailer's starting wage in every U.S. market at or above $15 per hour.

Whose planet are we on?

What happens when LTAI (less than artificial intelligence) gives way to AI?

The idolatry of gun worship

Christian nationalism and gun violence.

The real reason Disney is defying DeSantis

A corporation does not have morals—it has a bottom line. Disney’s lawsuit against Florida is more about being able to reap profits while underpaying workers than it is about protecting LGBTQ communities.

We must not dance, Harry Belafonte understood, to a billionaire beat

This epochal artist helped us see that justice for all requires a just distribution of wealth.

The theocratic scourge when a fundamentalist minority wars against diverse, majority rule politics

What the savvy Founders elevated was an enlightened chain of being that linked freedom, secular democracy and the exclusion of a state religion.

‘Not surprised, but disgusted’: Fox avoids trial by settling with Dominion for $787.5 million

Critics said the financial agreement robbed the public of a trial that would have exposed the news network's lies about fraud during the 2020 election and its behind-the-scenes operations.

What American media won’t tell us about the Putin/XI Meeting, Part II

An authoritarian approach to such a threat can never work – democracies have to lead.

90 seconds to midnight

The question now is whether such a 12:01, a future without the Doomsday Clock, without the existential threats of nuclear weapons and climate change is even imaginable.