Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
Social Security heading for insolvency even faster WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security is rushing even faster toward insolvency, driven by retiring baby boomers, a weak economy and politicians’ reluctance to take painful action to fix the huge retirement and disability program. The trust funds that ... 04/24/2012 - 12:48 am | View Link
Social Security Heading for Insolvency Even Faster Washington, D.C. (AP) - Social Security is rushing even faster toward insolvency, driven by retiring baby boomers, a weak economy and politicians' reluctance to take painful action to fix the huge retirement and disability program. The trust funds that ... 04/23/2012 - 4:47 pm | View Link
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Pete Sessions (Credit: AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
If you’re looking for a good sign that Republicans in Congress aren’t holding out much hope for a Donald Trump victory in the presidential election, I’d point you to this Bloomberg Politics story on the surprising, almost unbelievable willingness of House Republicans to talk openly about working with President Hillary Clinton to “fix” Obamacare.
Obamacare repeal has been the inflexible position of the GOP for nearly six and a half years.
Hillary Clinton (Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria)
Stop me if you heard this story recently: The conservative legal group Judicial Watch releases a batch of State Department emails it obtained through lawsuits and FOIA requests, all related to the work of the Clinton Foundation. This results in a round of headlines proclaiming that Foundation donors tried to leverage their giving into access to Hillary Clinton while she was serving as Secretary of State.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Credit: Don J. Usner)
Black Lives Matter was a slogan coined by three queer black women after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin four years ago. It exploded into a movement after Mike Brown was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014. Black Lives Matter, or the Movement for Black Lives, has exceeded any attempt to neatly define it and is much larger than any single group or leader; it’s a collective framework for black people across the country, politically engaged and otherwise, to articulate their grievances and demands.
But as movements grow and gain power, they must tackle the complicated work of building institutions capable of effecting systemic change.
Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
This article was originally published on The Conversation.
As a professor of Russian literature, I’ve come to realize that it’s never a good sign when real life resembles a Fyodor Dostoevsky novel.
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, with its riotous rhetoric and steady stream of scandals, calls to mind Dostoevsky’s most political novel, “Demons,” written in 1872.
New Orleans, August 30, 2005. (Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking)
This article originally appeared on AlterNet.
Hurricane Katrina hit 11 years ago. Population of the city of New Orleans is down by over 95,000 people from 484,674 in 2000 to 389,617 in 2015. Almost all this loss of people is in the African-American community.