Saturday, July 13, 2024

Ghost Dance: Five Facts about Our Vanished Nations

In his column, Thomas Magstadt lists a few facts about U.S. history from a new book about Indigenous people of the nation written from the perspective of non-Indigenous people. It's time we as a nation recognize our past wrongs so we can finally heal.

Giving Homes to the Homeless is Cheaper Than Leaving them on the Street. Here’s...

It is much more cost-effective to build public, low-income housing for the homeless than it is to leave them on the street. This was proven in Salt Lake City, Utah. The only thing we’re lacking is the political leadership willing to abolish homelessness for everyone, nationwide.

Drunken Secret Service Agents Crash into White House Barricade

Secret Service agents Mark Connolly and George Ogilvie were returning from drinking and celebrating the retirement of departing Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan. While driving drunk through the police tape and interrupting an active investigation, the agents crashed into a temporary barricade in their government vehicle.

Ferguson Police Chief Resigns After DOJ Exposes Systemic Racism

After analyzing the Ferguson Police Department, the Justice Department reported that the police department repeatedly violated civil rights. Still, no one has been charged with any crimes after a pattern of systemic abuse and racism was revealed.

‘Epic Fail:’ Feminism and Ecological Crises

It seems homo sapiens’ domination of Earth is coming to an end as the result of today’s processes of resource extraction and waste generation. What can we do to change this trajectory, and is this conversation unavoidable?

From Crispus Attucks to Michael Brown: Race and Revolution

More than 245 years ago the killing of Crispus Attucks launched a revolution in the streets of Boston. Fast forward to Michael Brown and two things still remain clear: "We never know what sparks a revolution and black lives matter."

Senator Expected to Face Federal Corruption Charges

After it was assumed that Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on prosecutors’ request to proceed with corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, his indictment is expected on various criminal corruption charges.

The GOP Gang of Supremes Go After Obamacare

The Supreme Court is once again challenging Obamacare, which could dramatically influence the health of millions. These challengers are claiming the law prohibits insurance subsidies to the millions of low and middle-income Americans living in the 36 states that did not set up a state exchange.

Desperate People, Hazardous Escapes

Conditions in some countries are so abysmal, its residents are deciding to flee their homelands for the possibility of opportunity and freedom. Unfortunately, upon arrival to the U.S., a ‘migrant detention center’ awaits them with horrible treatment.

How a Mid-Sized Tennessee Town Took on Comcast, Revived Its Economy and Did it...

Even if more mergers go through, having a public option for internet, cable and phone service is always better for consumers. Chattanooga, Tennessee showed America just that, by providing municipal broadband internet to residents.