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From The Guardian: "Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in stunning Michigan primary upset"

Bernie Wins Michigan in Big Upset



From The Guardian:

Vermont senator had trailed in polls by more than 20 points but opposition to free trade and growing African American support won votes in rust-belt state

Bernie Sanders pulled off his biggest win of the Democratic presidential race on Tuesday, defeating Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary on a night which also confirmed strong anti-establishment support for Donald Trump in the battle for the Republican nomination.

In an industrial state hit hard by the decline of manufacturing, the Vermont senator’s consistent opposition to free trade deals appears to have been a decisive factor, but he also showed signs of weakening Clinton’s dominance among African American voters.


Pharmacological management of transgender patients

Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor of Pharmacy Times, has written a call for Pharmacists to educate themselves on the "unique needs" of transgender patients: 5 Ways Pharmacists Can Help Transgender Patients

Transgender patients have unique health needs, but few health care professionals have received adequate training on how to best care for these patients.


Bryan Bishop, PharmD, BCPS, clinical assistant professor at the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, recently wrote about pharmacotherapy considerations in the management of transgender patients in Pharmacotherapy.

Not being a peruser of that no-doubt fine journal, I'm glad Ms. Ross is.

Hellraisers Journal: Eugene Debs for the Appeal to Reason on the Crime Against Patrick Quinlan

While there is a lower class, I am in it,
while there is a criminal element, I am of it,
and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.
-Eugene Victor Debs

Wednesday March 8, 1916
From the Appeal to Reason: Comrade Debs on the Judicial Crime Against Pat Quinlan

The incarceration of Pat Quinlan, one of the leaders of the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913, continues and is declared a judicial crime in no uncertain terms by Eugene Debs in the latest edition of the Appeal:

The Crime Against Quinlan

Quinlan, Tresca, EGF, Lessig, BBH, Paterson Silk Strike, 1913.pngPat Quinlan, Carlo Tresca, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Adolph Lessig, and
Big Bill Haywood at Paterson, New Jersey 1913

Go Michigan!

Whomever you support in the primary, it’s difficult to deny that there is a correlation between turnout and results thus far. Where turnout has been better than 2008, Sanders wins. Where turnout has dropped less than 20%, Sanders usually wins. When turnout has dropped more than 20% Clinton always wins. This table shows the relationship between turnout and results thus far:

I'm Here, I'm the Queen, and I Call It

So how lucky can you little bloggers be that I have arrived at your little blog?

And how can I proclaim myself Queen?

I call it.

I am bringing back the age-old most primal power play in the book.

I encountered it as a child and frankly haven't found anything more ubiquitous in our grand culture.

I shall give an example.

I was probably around 7 or so, and my brother was around 13. We were playing Monopoly and I was winning.

DeBlasio mandates that NYC stand by its values

Mayor Bill DeBlasio today signed an executive order declaring that all city-owned buildings that have single-sex facilities would allow transgender people to use the facility of the gender with which they identify. That order includes schools, city offices, gyms and recreation centers, public parks and some museums.

People will not be asked to show identification or otherwise prove their gender, the city said, and employees will receive training to assist them in meeting the requirements.

The city’s public hospitals and public housing buildings, which are not technically covered by the order because they are run as independent authorities, have also agreed to implement the rules.

Today, the executive order will make loud and clear that New York City is a city for us all: cisgender, transgender, non-binary.

--Carmelyn Malalais, chairof the NYC Human Rights Commission

Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones Speaks to Striking Street Carmen: "The nation was founded on a strike!"

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age.
Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Tuesday March 7, 1916
Washington, D. C. - Mother Jones Speaks to Striking Street Carmen

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The street carmen of Washington, D. C., conducted a two-day strike, March 5th and 6th. Negotiations are ongoing and a settlement is expected soon. The article below from The Washington Herald of March 6th describes a mass meeting held by the strikers at which Mother Jones appeared unannounced and was greeted with great applause.


Four Unions, 6,000 Strong, Pledge
Support to Strikers

Strikers Give "Mother" Jones Ovation as She Makes
Unannounced Appearance at Meeting-
Mob of Hundreds Jeer at Passing Conductor,
Calling "Scab."