Friday, February 28, 2020

Tag: Tennessee

Two additional correctional officers charged with assaulting mentally ill inmate

“Correctional officers must abide by and adhere to the same laws they take an oath to uphold and enforce.”

A vote to retire two coal-fired power plants passes despite Trump’s...

"It is not about coal. This decision is about economics."

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, September 18

Who is Christine Blasey Ford, catastrophic and historic flooding, Trumps sets up tariffs, and more.

Tennessee legislators strip $250.000 from Memphis for removing Confederate statues

Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted to strip away $250,000 from Memphis’ bicentennial celebration next year in retaliation for removing the historical monuments.

Nashville mayor resigns after pleading guilty to theft

On Tuesday, Megan Barry and Robert Forrest pleaded guilty to felony theft and were both sentenced to three years of probation.

NOC on the ground – Tennessee stands up to white supremacy

NationofChange's Zach D. Roberts reports from on the ground in Tennessee, where multiple white supremacist groups plan to converge this weekend for a series of marches and rallies.

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

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.

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‘You’ll see rebellion’: Sanders supporters denounce open threats by superdelegates to steal nomination

“The Democrats might be able to stop Sanders, but in doing so they would destroy their party’s own electoral prospects.”

Cruel and unusual: Julian Assange’s extradition hearing begins

It’s a slippery slope and in a world of so-called ‘fake news’ could have negative consequences for journalists and whistle-blowers trying to speak truth to power far into the future.

Sanders campaign releases detailed answer as to how he will pay for his major...

“You know, if you look at the media, they say Bernie's ideas are radical, they're extreme, they're out of the mainstream,. Let me just tell you, I don't think that that's true.”

How CEOs behave like closet socialists

To deal with the many challenges we face today, the democratic principle must be extended from the political realm to the economic.

New poll shows two-thirds of voters support a wealth tax to fight inequality

“There is growing concern about the influence large corporations and wealthy individuals have on American elections.”