April 18, 2017 Bleak future for non-college educated. Bloomberg: “[Economists Anne] Case and [Angus] Deaton have a theory for why mortality has risen for less-educated whites. For all the debate over whether college is worthwhile, high school graduates who go straight into the workforce have higher unemployment, weaker wage growth, and less chance of marrying than their predecessors and educated peers. Community supports have broken down, and as disadvantage snowballs, premature deaths rise … While blacks and Hispanics without college degrees are also falling behind economically and socially, middle-age mortality has worsened for whites in particular over the past 20 years … ‘For whites, their reference group is previous generations of whites,’ said Shannon Monnat, a Pennsylvania State University professor who studies the opioid epidemic in rural America. ‘When they look back on their parents and grandparents, it feels like their generation is doing worse.’”

April 17, 2017 Armed Trump fans are contemplating a shooting war with progressives and anti-fascists

March 27, 2017 A local jewelry store in Asheville has put up a sign saying “Sometimes, it’s okay to throw rocks at girls,” with the pun being that diamonds are rocks, too. Web sites and Facebook pages quickly erupted with negative reaction to the billboard near Interstate 240, erected by Spicer Greene Jewelers.  Read more here: CLICK

March 27, 2017 Sen. Sanders will re-introduce single-payer bill. Politico: “‘I’m going to introduce a Medicare-for-all single-payer program,’ Sanders told [CNN] … [Sanders] said he hoped to garner bipartisan support for the plan … [He] said such a plan could help to deliver on President Donald Trump’s pursuit of lowering prescription drug prices, adding that he’d look to work with the White House on the legislation.”

March 23, 2017 Cartoon: Poor Trump voter

March 23, 2017 An Ohio Mayor Is Resigning After Getting Threats For His Decision to Stop Prayers at Meetings. Earlier this month, at a meeting of the Carey (Ohio) Village Council, Law Director Emily Beckley recommended that the prayer they said at the beginning of each meeting could potentially lead to a lawsuit in the future. Instead of waiting for atheists to pounce, Beckley suggested they eliminate the Council-led invocation altogether.

March 23, 2017 America’s dumbest congressman* is at it again

March 23, 2017 Republican congressman fesses up that Trumpcare was just a tax cut scheme

March 23, 2017 “White Working-Class Death Rate to Be Elevated for a Generation” reports Bloomberg: Researchers who sounded the alarm on increasing white working-class mortality blamed the trend Thursday on economic upheaval that created a web of social issues so tightly interwoven that even successful policies would take years to unsnarl them … ‘The story is rooted in the labor market, but involves many aspects of life, including health in childhood, marriage, child rearing, and religion,’ the authors wrote. Without their traditional moorings, whites increasingly turned to chemical crutches. Alcoholism worsened. Suicide climbed. And when doctors began to hand out opioid prescriptions more freely during the 1990s, addiction took root.”

March 21, 2017 African summit without actual Africans? Only in Trump’s America

March 21, 2017 Former Nixon White House counsel: Trump White House is ‘in a cover up mode’

Judge Neil Gorsuch

Judge Neil Gorsuch

March 21, 2017 Comey revelation changes everything, Senate should postpone Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination hearing

March 21, 2017 A class action lawsuit has been filed against Ivanka Trump’s company over ‘unfair competition’

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