Movies showing the need of the world aren’t showing much optimism

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/jan/03/apocalypse-nowadays-the-new-wave-of-films-about-the-end-of-the-world Apocalypse nowadays: the new wave of films about the end of the world Armageddon once delivered thrills and megabucks spectacle. Now it’s the unnerving backdrop for satires and family drama Holidays in hell … The Humans (2021). Photograph: Landmark Media/Alamy Alex Hess@A_HessMon 3 Jan 2022 03.00 EST Which films kept you entertained over the holidays? … Continue reading Movies showing the need of the world aren’t showing much optimism

What does it mean to be an American?

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/26/us/oklahoma-masks.html? First They Fought About Masks. Then Over the Soul of the City. In Enid, Okla., pandemic politics prompted a fundamental question: What does it mean to be an American? Whose version of the country will prevail? By Sabrina Tavernise Dec. 26, 2021 ENID, Okla. — On a hot night in July, the first summer of … Continue reading What does it mean to be an American?

Mark Meadows turns over Powerpoint outlining January 6 and plans for Trump to stage coup

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/dec/10/trump-powerpoint-mark-meadows-capitol-attack? Capitol attack panel obtains PowerPoint that set out plan for Trump to stage coup Presentation turned over by Mark Meadows made several recommendations for Trump to pursue to retain presidency Trump at a rally in Wisconsin in November last year. The recommendations in the PowerPoint were based on unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. Photograph: Carlos … Continue reading Mark Meadows turns over Powerpoint outlining January 6 and plans for Trump to stage coup

Texans are not monolithic

Texans Are Not Who You Think They Are The record influx of recent arrivals from all over might be exactly what the state needs. That includes Californians. (And no, they’re not turning Texas blue.)  By Tom FosterDecember 2021 What an attractive crowd!” cheered Fredrik Eklund, the Swedish-born celebrity real estate broker who stars on the hit … Continue reading Texans are not monolithic

Finally! A good shot at removing DeJoy as Postmaster General

Biden nominates new chair for Postal Service Board, ousts DeJoy's allies November 19, 20212:29 PM ET BRIAN NAYLORTwitter Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is losing a key ally on the Postal Service's Board of Governors.Jim Watson/AP President Biden announced Friday the nomination of two new members to the Postal Service Board of Governors, including a new … Continue reading Finally! A good shot at removing DeJoy as Postmaster General

Vaccinated non-U.S. citizens about to flood back into the U.S.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-canada-border-opening-sends-snowbirds-south-11636484009? U.S.-Canada Border Opening Sends Snowbirds South Canadians are again driving to the U.S. to escape a harsh winter, and Florida and other states are eager to welcome them By Kim Mackrael and Paul VieiraNov. 9, 2021 1:53 pm ET OTTAWA—Shirley Parchoma and her husband, Bernie, were first-time Canadian snowbirds in February of last year when they last … Continue reading Vaccinated non-U.S. citizens about to flood back into the U.S.

The U.S. is behind the entire E.U. in how it takes care of its citizens — Michael Moore gives us details

It's becoming more and more difficult to come up with any measure by which the United States comes within even the top ten -- whether it's the number of women who die giving birth, the expense of college, childcare and so many other measures. Instead we bleed off our wealth into the hands of those … Continue reading The U.S. is behind the entire E.U. in how it takes care of its citizens — Michael Moore gives us details

Democrats must take any action needed to stop the GOP’s assault on voting rights — do Anything

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/03/democrats-need-hr-1-and-new-vra-protect-voting-rights/618171/ Democrats’ Only Chance to Stop the GOP Assault on Voting Rights If the party doesn’t pass new protections, it could lose the House, Senate, and White House within the next four years.By Ronald Brownstein The Atlantic MARCH 3, 2021SHARE The most explosive battle in decades over access to the voting booth will reach a new crescendo … Continue reading Democrats must take any action needed to stop the GOP’s assault on voting rights — do Anything

Why Democrats must use the nuclear option to ensure voting rights and save what’s left of our democracy

This article is from six months ago but its points were well made and are worth reading. https://www.alternet.org/2021/03/democratic-democracy/ A GOP lawyer's admission unintentionally revealed why the Democrats need the nuclear option to save democracy First Lady Melania Trump looks on as Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivers remarks during her swearing-in ceremony as Supreme Court Associate … Continue reading Why Democrats must use the nuclear option to ensure voting rights and save what’s left of our democracy

WE NEED TO PASS CLIMATE CRISIS LEGISLATION NOW!!

The U.S. isn't in the top 10 globally by many measurements (child poverty, maternal deaths, comprehensive healthcare), but we certainly do excel at using and producing fossil fuels. Failure to take legislative action this session will be catastrophic for the planet as we may not be this close again for years.If that requires doing away … Continue reading WE NEED TO PASS CLIMATE CRISIS LEGISLATION NOW!!

Everyday sexism still having objectively measurable effect on how quickly women get promoted for the same work

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/10/14/opinion/gender-bias.html This Is How Everyday Sexism Could Stop You From Getting That Promotion By Jessica NordellGraphics by Yaryna Serkez Jessica Nordell is a science and culture journalist. Yaryna Serkez is a writer and a graphics editor for Opinion. When the computer scientist and mathematician Lenore Blum announced her resignation from Carnegie Mellon University in 2018, the community … Continue reading Everyday sexism still having objectively measurable effect on how quickly women get promoted for the same work

Left and right in U.S. use different words for similar ideas and objects

I really hoped for more from this article but it still makes a few interesting points. https://www.wired.com/story/left-right-speak-different-languages-literally/? 10.21.2020 05:34 PM The Left and the Right Speak Different Languages—Literally A study analyzing patterns in online comments found that liberals and conservatives use different words to express similar ideas. The language at a rally for President Trump … Continue reading Left and right in U.S. use different words for similar ideas and objects