BLOGS


  • CNN’s ‘Believer’ Is Reckless, Racist And Dangerously Anti-Immigrant It is unbelievably callous and reckless of CNN to be pushing sensational and grotesque images of bearded brown men and their morbid and deathly religion at a time when the United States is living through a period of unprecedented concern and fear. In the last few days, three Hindus and one Sikh have been shot in ...
  • Every Episode of Reza Aslan’s ‘Believer’ Will Piss Somebody Off (And It’s Awesome) Reza Aslan is a scholar and writer whose best-selling books include “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” and “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam.”  His personal journey took him from being a refugee from Iran as a child, a conversion to Evangelical Christianity as a teenager and ...
  • Dear White People: We Don’t Need Your Saving On a number of occasions, I have been in the presence of White people who want to learn more about the “struggle.” But their desire to learn is not motivated by the fact that they have done any self-reflection and therefore understand their role in being complicit in the oppression others. Rather, it is motivated ...
  • 13 Body Language Blunders That Make You Look Bad Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it. If that’s the case, it’s time to start, because you could be sabotaging your career. TalentSmart has tested more ...
  • Why I’m Disappointed, But Not Distraught Like many other progressives, I was disappointed that Congressman Keith Ellison lost the election to be the next Chair of the Democratic National Committee to former Labor Secretary Tom Perez. I was disappointed, but not distraught. Here’s why. It was clear from the outset that Keith wouldn’t have an easy go of it. The party insiders, ...
  • 13 Fruity Sweets That Will Make You Swoon One of the best ways to get your your daily serving of fruit? In dessert! From Raspberry Jam Bars to Warm Lemon Pudding Cakes, these fruity treats will satisfy your sweet tooth. 1. Raspberry Jam Bars Sweet, tart, and gooey, these bars are a happy marriage of blondies and raspberry jam. Made with oats, coconut, and pecans, ...
  • Friday Talking Points — Lock Him Up! This was supposed to be a good week for Donald Trump. He was going to give a big speech, and he was all set to roll out the 2.0 version of his Muslim ban. As usual in the Trump administration, though, things didn’t quite work out as planned. Trump gave his speech, and because he didn’t ...
  • Weekend Roundup: U.S. Founders Entrusted Elites To Save Democracy From Itself The word “democracy” does not appear in the U.S. Constitution. Nor in the Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence. That is because, as most Americans today would likely be surprised to discover, America’s Founding Fathers not only distrusted democracy but, based on their close reading of Greek and Roman history, were actually hostile to ...
  • First Listen: Time Sawyer Strikes All The Right Chords With ‘Wildest Dreams’ Album Release If you are a fan of the Marshall Tucker Band and similar sounding ’70s “Southern Fried Rock” groups, you are going to be a fan of Time Sawyer and this alt-country, folk-rock band’s newest release, “Wildest Dreams.” After a four-year hiatus, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based band is introducing its sixth studio album as a follow-up to ...
  • Enemy Of The People, The Musical! Move Over Hamilton, Meet Benjamin Franklin Bache While the infamous “Reynolds Pamphlet” on Alexander Hamilton’s sex scandal takes center stage in the Broadway musical phenomenon “Hamilton,” the assault on the free press and the First Amendment in its bitter aftermath might be the most chilling cautionary tale for our times. Move on Alexander Hamilton. Meet Benjamin Franklin Bache, the first journalist “enemy of ...
  • If Sessions Had Nothing To Hide, Why Did He Try To Hide it? function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); People in power don’t investigate themselves. Let’s have an independent commission or a special prosecutor connect the dots of the Russian Connection. There’s something out there that has a lot of people scared, but no one’s telling the full story. Yet. For months and weeks, bits and pieces of the continuing ...
  • Bernie In Kansas Kansas Democratic Party leaders scored a genius point when they invited Senator Bernie  Sanders to rally the troops. On the same day that former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected national Democratic Party chair, Bernie came to Kansas to keynote the Kansas Democratic Party’s annual Washington Days celebration. Loping across the stage, red-faced and waving, the ...
  • 30 Things About Pregnancy That Don’t Totally Suck This post was brought to you by Thought Catalog and Quote Catalog. By Mélanie Berliet 1. The smile on other people’s faces when you reveal that you’re expecting. Seriously, it’s like even the smuggest assholes are programmed to celebrate the continuation of the human race or something. 2. Receiving excessive “likes” on social media for any bump related posts because ...
  • Why Most People Will Never Be Successful “Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives. Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate. So why won’t most people be successful? Why don’t most people evolve? The more evolved you become, the more focused you must ...
  • I Fired the Tooth Fairy I fired the Tooth Fairy. Sorry not sorry. I am all done moonlighting as an ivory collector. It was the fifth time the “Tooth Fairy must have been so busy she forgot!” while my husband and I mouthed obscenities to each other over their heads, HOW COULD WE LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN???! My son sat me down ...
  • Infographic: 150K Trans Kids In U.S. Schools Experience Discrimination & Harassment This spring, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case about a transgender student’s ability to attend school. While this case is about one student’s access to facilities that match his gender identity, many of the estimated 150,000 transgender youth in America’s schools report harassment, bullying, and discrimination. All students deserve to be safe at ...
  • VA Health Care Is Quietly Changing More Rapidly Than Obamacare Right now, there is a healthy debate between privatizing or preserving the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. At the center of this discussion is the Veterans Choice program. This program allows veterans to seek care outside of the VA health care system. Veterans Choice has emerged as the “tipping point” on partial ...
  • We Need An Independent, Non-Partisan Commission To Investigate Trump And Russia Ties function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he would recuse himself from Trump Campaign-related investigations. However, his recusal should not be limited to only investigations involving the Trump Campaign. Under 28 CFR § 45.2, the Attorney General is required to recuse himself from a criminal investigation when he has a ...
  • News Roundup for March 3, 2017 It’s going to be OK*, the weekend’s almost here. *Things may not actually be OK. 1. Mike Pence’s personal email – which he used for work while governor of Indiana – was hacked. So when is the FBI investigation happening? More here. 2. President Trump is has spoken out to say that Jeff Sessions has done nothing ...
  • Should We Tell Immigrants To Go Back Into Hiding? Earlier this week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Jackson, Mississippi, arrested and detained Daniela Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, after she spoke out about immigration issues at a conference. Vargas was issued DACA, a two year renewable protection from deportation, that had lapsed, and because she entered the country on a visa waiver program, immigration officials are ...