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Actor Jesse Williams Gave a Thrilling Speech on Racial Justice at the BET Awards

Actor Jesse Williams Gave a Thrilling Speech on Racial Justice at the BET Awards

The activist and Grey’s Anatomy star accepted BET’s Humanitarian Award Sunday night by defying everyone listening to join the ongoing struggle for black liberation from systemic oppression. Related Entries June 27, 2016 The Most Important Election of Your Life Is Not This Year June 26, 2016 The Great American Story of Asian Immigrants and Politics […]

Supreme Court ‘Stops the Sham’ by Striking Down Texas Abortion Law

Supreme Court ‘Stops the Sham’ by Striking Down Texas Abortion Law

By Deirdre Fulton / Common Dreams Women’s health advocates rejoiced Monday as controversial abortion restrictions were overturned because they pose an unconstitutional burden. Related Entries June 27, 2016 The Most Important Election of Your Life Is Not This Year June 26, 2016 The Great American Story of Asian Immigrants and Politics Source: Amercia

Dark Money: How You Can See More of It, Thanks to the FCC

Dark Money: How You Can See More of It, Thanks to the FCC

While the Federal Election Commission may be hopelessly gridlocked along partisan lines when it comes to campaign-finance regulation, another arm of the government is providing journalists and citizen watchdogs with an important new tool for understanding who is trying to influence the election and how much is being spent to do so. On June 24, the […]

Bank of America and Brexit: What Investors Need to Know Right Now – Motley Fool

Motley Fool Bank of America and Brexit: What Investors Need to Know Right NowMotley FoolAs investors in Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) watch its stock continue to drop in the wake of the U.K.'s vote to separate from the European Union last week, known as Brexit, it's tempting to get scared and flee. Let me explain […]

Glenn Beck Says Senate Republicans Should Give Merrick Garland An Up Or Down Vote

Glenn Beck was live on the radio today when the news broke that the Supreme Court had struck down a Texas law designed to limit access to legal abortion under the guise of protecting women’s health. In response to the ruling, Beck’s co-host Stu Burguiere lamented that Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito are the only […]

What Does G4S Know About the Orlando Nightclub Massacre?

What Does G4S Know About the Orlando Nightclub Massacre?

By John Kiriakou The British multinational security services company could help tie up some loose ends in the Omar Mateen story. But don’t expect much transparency or further explanation. Related Entries June 27, 2016 The Most Important Election of Your Life Is Not This Year June 26, 2016 The Great American Story of Asian Immigrants […]

The Brexit Raises a New Issue For Hillary Clinton: The Democracy Deficit

The Brexit Raises a New Issue For Hillary Clinton: The Democracy Deficit

How the (not so) United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union affects US politics is now a hot topic. Some suggest that the “Brexit” is a sign that an anti-immigration voter backlash is coming to the US. Others, like CNN pundit Van Jones, go so far as to suggest that the UK proved Donald […]

On Brexit, Experts Leave Much to Be Desired

On Brexit, Experts Leave Much to Be Desired

The New York Times (6/26/16) depicts post-Brexit Britishers outside the Bank of England. (photo: Daniel Sorabji/AFP) Phillippe Legrain began his New York Times column (6/26/16) denouncing the supporters of Brexit by noting their contempt for economic expertise. He then went on to demonstrate good reasons for such contempt. Legrain tells readers: Experts are, of course, known to […]

Watch: Muslim Woman Threatens to Bomb America Outside LAX, Then Walks Right In – Town Hall

Town Hall Watch: Muslim Woman Threatens to Bomb America Outside LAX, Then Walks Right InTown HallIn a bizarre series of events that took place outside a terminal of the Los Angeles International airport on June 14, a Muslim woman dressed in Islamic garb was recorded threatening to bomb America and declaring Allah as the god […]

What Hillary Clinton Can Learn From Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

What Hillary Clinton Can Learn From Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

This post originally appeared at The Nation. Although Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for president, she has vital lessons to learn from Bernie Sanders (and Donald Trump) if she is to motivate the turnout she needs to win. These lessons have to do with leadership, and the role of public narrative in public […]