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Anti-Choice Groups Gearing Up for Red State Battles

The Next State-Level Fights Over Abortion Are Already Brewing… Last week, voters in Albuquerque rejected a ballot initiative that would have imposed the first city-level ban on later abortions. It was a closely-watched campaign — largely because a 20-week abortion ban in Albuquerque would have had far-reaching implications — and the measure’s defeat signaled [...]

November 26, 2013 Jack Russell Blog 0

A Twitter War That Says Everything About How Fox News Despises Journalism

The Progressive Populist blog reported a story about Fox News Business Reporter Charlie Gasparino’s ugly Twitter war last Friday night. Charlie has been in these sorts of bullying wars before, so it came as no surprise. His war, however, was a clinical study in Fox News’ lack of journalistic ethics [...]

November 3, 2013 Jack Russell Blog 0

Toxic Tea Film Festival – Week 2 – “The Billionaires’ Tea Party”

Welcome to the second installment in our 10-week series titled “Toxic Tea Film Festival – Exposing the Agenda.” This is a joint project of Red State Dems and The Everlasting GOP Stoppers. The Billionaires’ Tea Party The Tea Party movement has taken American politics by storm. But is this truly a populist uprising or one of [...]

October 17, 2013 Jack Russell Blog 0

Toxic Tea Film Festival – Exposing the Agenda – “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism”

Welcome to the first installment in our 10-week series titled “Toxic Tea Film Festival – Exposing the Agenda.”This is a joint project of Red State Dems and The Everlasting GOP Stoppers. As the very foundation of our democracy continues to be threatened by a narrow and exclusionary Tea Party faction of the extreme right-wing, we find [...]

October 10, 2013 Jack Russell Blog 0

D’Oh! ‘America Is Not Stupid’ Wins IRS Recognition as Tax-Exempt Nonprofit

by Kim Barker, ProPublica Smart move? The IRS has granted nonprofit status to America Is Not Stupid – a so-called dark money group best known for a 2012 election ad featuring a talking baby who compared the smell of his diaper with a Montana senator. As ProPublica wrote in January, [...]

October 9, 2013 ProPublica Blog 0

Public Universities Ramp Up Aid for the Wealthy, Leaving the Poor Behind

by Marian Wang, ProPublica This story was co-published with The Chronicle of Higher Education. Shauniqua Epps was the sort of student that so many colleges say they want. She was a high achiever, graduating from high school with a 3.8 GPA and ranking among the top students in her class. [...]

September 11, 2013 ProPublica Blog 2

To Dodge Law, High-Cost Lender Offers Cash for Free

by Paul Kiel, ProPublica Alarmed by the explosion of high-cost lending in the state, cities across Texas have passed ordinances to prevent the cycle of debt that short-term, high-cost loans can create. But some big lenders are finding clever ways around the laws – like giving away cash for free. [...]

September 3, 2013 ProPublica Blog 0

Survival of the Human Species

There is a concern about our civilization that it will self destruct. It is suspected this has happened many times over in the past within the universe. The suggestion is that for some reason technology simply cannot be contained for survival of a species that developed it. I believe it [...]

August 16, 2013 Leif Damstoft Blog 1

Trooper Harassment

There’s a heap of trouble brewing in Texas. In two separate, documented incidents, Texas State Troopers have been caught on-camera sexually assaulting women in what would otherwise have been routine traffic stops. Stopped for mundane things such as speeding – or in one case- a smell of marijuana – the [...]

August 5, 2013 Brandon Lesche Blog, States, Texas 3

Fast Food Workers Protest Economic Disparity!

Economic disparity, everyone knows about it but few really understand why we have it. The President spoke the other day about how there was a day when even if you didn’t graduate high school you could have got a job in a factory or plant and make a decent living [...]

July 30, 2013 Leif Damstoft Blog 3