The Moral Monday movement in North Carolina is still rolling. With a nod of the hat to DocDawg for the tip, here’s an announcement of the latest demonstration: WHEN: April 29, 2015 at 5pm – 6pm WHERE: NC General Assembly 16 W Jones St Raleigh,
Up here in Maine, if you ask a bunch of people on the street which is the most dangerous, crime-ridden town in the state, more than half will name Lewiston. Lewiston, Maine has a reputation for crime that many people blame on immigrants from the country
Even out of full context, this sign by the side of the road in rural inland Maine is historically striking to me. In full context, the shift it represents is even more striking:
In February of 2011, the House and Senate voted to reauthorize Patriot Act surveillance powers for three months without making any reforms. At the end of May 2011, the House and Senate voted to reauthorize Patriot Act surveillance powers for four years, again without making
That’s what Tom said and asked last night. He’s right: government is corrupt. So would I have people do? I would have people strain and stretch and TRY, and not just through voting, but through organized social movement activity. Politics is no more and no
Obama says it was a change of the guard, but that’s not the change I was hoping for. I wanted a change in what was being guarded.
Last week the New York Times shared Diana Serafin’s justification for banning a mosque in Tennessee: As a mother and a grandmother, I worry. I learned that in 20 years with the rate of the birth population, we will be overtaken by Islam, and their
Barack Obama has shifted from grand promises of change to speeches in which he tries to get us excited about the interests of insurance companies.
Senate Quietly and Unanimously Passes Legislation Preventing Changes to FISA Amendments Act or Patriot Act
Last June, the U.S. Senate was poised to pass the FISA Amendments Act (full text here) — a bill that made permanent the warrantless surveillance system enacted by 2007’s Protect America Act, adding on legal immunity for any past spying on Americans without a warrant.
Those same illegal immigrants that right wingers love to complain about seem to be slowing down the erosion of religion in California. I wonder if the Religious Right will adjust its rhetoric, and shift toward support of liberalized immigration.