Monday, August 15, 2022

Tag: history

Michigan initiatives clash on how to stop GOP’s election deniers

Competing state constitutional amendments go to different lengths to enshrine voting rights and target anti-voter legislation and court rulings.

This Black History Month, don’t ban our history—teach it

May we instead “seize the opportunity” to honor Black Americans, as President Ford urged—from past to present.

Top 6 ways our world changed in 2021

It is time to look back at 2021 and consider the most consequential developments.

How Portland’s activists are bringing mutual aid to the homeless

Mutual aid offers a route to directly help people living outside, and potentially save lives through the winter months.

What it’s like to watch a harpooned whale die right before...

Author Paul Watson has no problem with critics calling him and his marine-life-defending colleagues pirates—it’s far better than helplessly standing by and doing nothing in the face of the violence against animals they have witnessed.

Why the Taliban’s promise to stop the opium trade rings hollow

Uncertainty abounds over what the Taliban’s opium policy will actually look like. In the meantime, the farmers are planting the seeds for next year’s crop right now.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the...

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

Where the Federal government’s charter school program went wrong

The program gives millions to schools that disrupt rather than improve a system of public education that needs to serve all students.

How Biden’s agenda is shaped by the corporate class

A national government that represents corporations and routinely lies to its voters needs Silicon Valley and the corporate press to maintain a stranglehold over the dissemination of information.

The scary truth is many senate Dems share the same corporate...

She’s exactly the kind of judge corporate donors support.

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While Cuba deals with blazing fire, the U.S. watches and waits

Withholding assistance at this critical time indicates to Cubans, Cuban Americans and the world that the Biden Administration is not really interested in the well-being of the Cuban people, despite statements to the contrary.

Seize Trump’s passport: No greater flight risk than an unmasked con fleeing “every crime...

For the nation’s stability, for the integrity of our justice system, and even Trump’s own (short-term) good, seizing his passport resolves all problems.

Exploring the mindsets of typical, fanatical Trump supporters: part 3

This kind of subservient attitude and blind loyalty is unbelievable, beyond comprehension, it’s as if these Trumpsters may have been mind-conditioned.

The Arctic is warming nearly 4x faster than the rest of the world: new research

"What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic."

The modern-day Civil War that has erupted in America

How and will this modern-day Civil War end?