Providence School Board Votes To Send Termination... →
carnivaloftherandom: katiedoyle: Being a teacher is a thankless job. The kids can be awful, the parents even worse, your administrators are against you, the government is against you, and yet, you are expected to perform miracles. You would think that after more than 200 years of being a country, we would get how incredibly important it is educate our children, but no. We do absolutely...
What film do you think should win Best Picture for...
Black Swan Ask me anything
Why would I ever want to believe in a God that puts a limit on love?– (via forthepleasantlyinsane)
Republicans need to figure out where they stand on children’s welfare. They...– From CHARLES BLOW’s op-ed, “The GOP’s Abandoned Babies,” in the New York Times (via inothernews)
The Stiglitz Deficit-reduction Plan
We support the plan by Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz because it increases efficiency, bolsters growth, and reduces inequality. If the tide we are sensing truly lifts all boats, this plan will be attainable despite the efforts of corporate interests to thwart the interests of America. Elements include: Increase spending on high-return public investments. Cut military spending. ...
The Great American Rip-off
Much has been said about “too big to fail” banks and the massive, recurring bailouts ensured by our current banking system. Prof. Lawrence Lessig and others have anguished over the fact that we have yet to correct this system, calling it, “the dumbest form of socialism ever produced by man: where we socialize the risk, but privatize the benefit.” And Matt Taibbi...
FDR on wages, business and plutocracy
“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group or any controlling private power.” Franklin D Roosevelt, 32nd. US President (1933-45) “No business which depends for existence on paying less...
Rally to Save the American Dream →
In Wisconsin and around our country, the American Dream is under fierce attack. Instead of creating jobs, Republicans are giving tax breaks to corporations and the very rich—and then cutting funding for education, police, emergency response, and vital human services. On Saturday, February 26, at noon local time, we are organizing rallies in front of every statehouse and in every major city to...
D: L&L (part 29 - Dot) -- Brass Monkey (Bat) →
“Dorothy: Locked & Loaded” is the serialized, collaborative novel effort of five writers, each of whom will play a very specific role within the story of the return to Oz of “Dorothy”. Only this time, it is not “Dorothy Gale” of the original; it is “Dot”, her granddaughter, who grew up listening to the wild and hardly believable tales of...
Shock Doctrine, U.S.A. →
kateoplis: In recent weeks, Madison has been the scene of large demonstrations against the governor’s budget bill, which would deny collective-bargaining rights to public-sector workers. Gov. Scott Walker claims that he needs to pass his bill to deal with the state’s fiscal problems. But his attack on unions has nothing to do with the budget. In fact, those unions have already indicated their...