There is a surge of progressive populism across the US... real progressive populism not the type offered by Clinton Corp -- and that surge is looking for to make a home for itself.
Charm will make its NYC debut off Broadway on August 31 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre under the auspices of MCC Theater.
Written by Phillip Dawkins, the play is directed by Will Davis.
Everyone's idea of "what to do" involves presuppositions that "Omigod we've got so much to lose!" while at the same time what they're doing (or not doing) will cause them to lose what it is they most fear losing.
I'm not a fan of music award shows, so I avoided tuning in to last night's VMA awards on MTV. In fact, I don't think I've surfed to MTV since some time in the 80s.
If you are like me, then you missed that MTV invited six current or retired transgender military members to walk the red carpet.
Journalist Interrogated, Fired For Story Linking CIA And Syria Weapons Flights
I took a look at TOP this morning and saw this on the front page:
From Charlottesville to Netroots Nation: white supremacy is everywhere—even in progressive spaces
The word that caught my attention was "everywhere". It reminded me of debates I've had on TOP that too often ended with statements of "All white people are racist!"
It's an effective way of ending a debate, but that's the only thing that statement does.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) waded through more than 100 bills in his in box on Friday. Included in the ones he signed were a bill to ban the gay panic defense in criminal proceedings and a bill making it easier for transgender people to have their birth certificate altered.
Lots of legal issues to unpack in the dismissal order, but the crux of the judge Zloch's argument rests on a specious and wholly unsupported legal theory of consumer protection that places an unconscionable burden on political donors to prove they actually heard a politician say he or she was honest, before the donor can sue the politician for being dishonest.
A great parody sung to Sound of Silence. Let me give you a clue who the song is about.
Hello darkness my old friend
It is time for him to tweet again....
But first he'll have to check in with fox news
because that's the only place he gets his views
Confounds the Science
Is a Weak Weekly Better than No Weekly Watch at All?
I guess that's kind of like asking if a weak cup of coffee (or tea) is better than none. So last week for the first time in about a year, I missed getting out my weekly news synopsis. I have a good excuse...I was kidnapped to play a dance last Saturday and then hauled across the state of Georgia to the NE corner to see the eclipse. Although I regret missing publication last week, I must tell you the eclipse was totally worth the loss. I hope you all got to see at least a bit of the event!
Will Hurricane Harvey surge once again inundate Galveston? Fisherman's Wharf area on Ship Channel, with offshore drilling platforms and art. August, 2017. UPDATE: Pointing all toward Naomi Klein tweet in comments. Hope you will share far and wide. divineorder
Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has subpoenaed lobbying firms that were involved with Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn regarding their work for a Ukrainian Pro-Russian think tank, the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, between 2012-2014. What you may not know is that the Podesta Group was also hired by the same organization to lobby the State Department while Hillary was Sec'y of State during the that time period.
The Idiot in Charge unsurprisingly pardoned an elderly racist asshole, Arpaio was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to talking about the Prison Indusrial Complex.
What’s hidden behind the walls of America’s prisons
There are other bad examples from WW2 besides Nazis. Case in point: the Japanese.
For years we've been bombarded with stories about how wonderful the economy and the labor market is doing.
For example, take a look at these recent news articles:
Goldman sees unemployment below 4%, job market getting so good it could 'overshoot'
Hey folks, DMW here, announcing the third PDX meetup for C99.
Last two were a blast, and hope that we can continue the fun run here.
Time: 3PM, Sunday, September 10th
Place: The Lucky Labrador,
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
I was scrolling thru Twitter and ran into this TYT and Clinton scandal. I haven't listened to it yet. As soon as I get this essay situated for you. I plan to tune in.