IN SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli Government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constitute … Continue reading Facebook Says it is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
Vacant storefronts are becoming more noticeable in the capital of consumption, as small retailers are being pushed out by wealthy investors. Source: New York’s vanishing shops and storefronts: ‘It’s not Amazon, it’s … Continue reading New York’s vanishing shops and storefronts: ‘It’s not Amazon, it’s rent’
When Roem takes office, she will be the first openly transgender candidate to be elected and serve in a state legislative body. In addition, her opponent fought against transgender rights, making the victory … Continue reading Danica Roem to Become First Transgender Lawmaker in Virginia
A full-time job is increasingly rare. This is not healthy for people’s financial, as well as overall well-being. Source: Almost all the 10 million jobs created since 2005 are temporary — Quartz Continue reading Almost all the 10 million US jobs created since 2005 are temporary
Already, the U.S. oil industry benefits from a dozen specialized subsidies adding up to about $4.6 billion per year, according to a 2015 review by the Obama administration. Among other things, the subsidies reduce the costs of labor and equipment involved in drilling — and shield some of the profits earned on … Continue reading Forget the Paris agreement. The real solution to climate change is in the U.S. tax code.
Congress is on track for an eye-popping increase in military spending. Put another way, with a $700 billion military budget, the U.S. would be spending more than three times as much as … Continue reading The Senate’s Military Spending Increase Alone Is Enough to Make Public College Free
Business Insider reporters traveled the country to find how divided America really is. They found real issues, but also surprising common ground. Interesting series by Business Insider where they traveled the country, … Continue reading America is not as divided as you might think — here’s the proof
They complain America is running out of money only when it comes to helping the poor. Its interesting how there is not enough money to help people but when it comes to fighting wars, there is never a peep about affordability. Source: Why don’t deficit hawks care about the cost of military adventurism? – … Continue reading Why don’t deficit hawks care about the cost of military adventurism?
Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017 being introduced today in Congress. https://t.co/lLY91CalgC — Michael Li (@mcpli) June 14, 2017 This will not pass of course with the current makeup of Congress, but … Continue reading Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017
Source: Income distributions in Americans’ pastimes [OC] – dataisbeautiful Continue reading Income distributions in Americans’ pastimes
A University of Maryland-led study found that the state’s maternal mortality rate is the highest in not only the U.S., but the developed world. So much for American Exceptionalism! Source: Study: Texas has … Continue reading Study: Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world
The debt ceiling is crashing down on federal finances as taxpayers wait to see whether President Trump can deliver the tax cuts he promised. This article is a complete failure of reporting. … Continue reading Debt ceiling crisis looms as Americans put off paying taxes – The Washington Post