UNDER ROBERT GATES, APPOINTED BY GEORGE W. BUSH, THE PENTAGON DECIDED TO PAY THE NFL FOR PATRIOTIC SHOWS. http://www.essence.com/news/nfl-ties-to-government There's a reason why football is called America's pastime. Americans —if they watch the sport or not— are unconsciously paying for it. Controversy brought on by NFL star Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the … Continue reading PAYING FOR PATRIOTISM
by Chris Murphy U.S. Senator, Connecticut The first time President Obama met Donald Trump shortly after his election, he warned him about the critical nature of the threat North Korea posed our country. Yet, months later, Trump has intentionally kept vacant every diplomatic position that is relevant to solving this crisis. The truth is that … Continue reading WHAT DO WE DO WITH NORTH KOREA?
Report: Plan To Force God Into Public Schools Released February 17, 2017 by Michael Stone New Education Reform Report written for the Trump administration would put the Christian God in public schools. An alarming report, written by a Christian conservative group with ties to Education Secretary Betsy Devos, plans for the promotion of Christianity in … Continue reading ENDING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
http://www.coloradoindependent.com/164667/littwin-bennet-trump-gorsuch-supreme-court-filibuster-nuclear-option by Mike Littwin April 03, 2017 Littwin: Bennet won’t support Gorsuch filibuster, but says it’s complicated First the news. Michael Bennet tells me he’s not going to vote to filibuster Neil Gorsuch. “I don’t think it’s wise for our party to filibuster this nominee or for Republicans to invoke the nuclear option,” Bennet says. … Continue reading WHY SENATOR BENNET DOES NOT SUPPORT A FILIBUSTER
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/610 This bill will effectively start the school voucher system to be used by children ages 5 to 17, and starts the de-funding process of public schools. The bill will eliminate the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) of 1965 which is the nation's educational law and provides equal opportunity in education. It is a … Continue reading DEFUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
by Simon Johnson Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the IMF, is a professor at MIT Sloan, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and co-founder of a leading economics blog, The Baseline Scenario. He is the co-author, with James Kwak, of White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, … Continue reading Trump’s Extreme Oligarchy
DOSSIER PROVING TO BE RIGHT: Rachel Maddow takes the lead in the investigation of the Russian Connections as Congress defaults. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8abLxGh_RQc&list=PLDIVi-vBsOEyETRGoRP9y8zhyu6bHl6iK&index=1 By Steve Benen The first real sign of trouble came last summer, when Republican officials were putting together the party platform at their national convention in Cleveland. As regular readers know, when … Continue reading TRUMP’S RUSSIAN SCANDAL
http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/rural-america-understanding-isnt-problem#.WLwogO2w1Uw.facebook ELECTION 2016 In deep-red white America, the white Christian God is king. By Forsetti's Justice As the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: "Democrats failed to understand white, working-class, fly-over America.” Trump supporters are saying this. Progressive pundits are saying … Continue reading The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America
The Medicare trust fund is fully funded through 2029 and 79-percent funded through 2040.