To Know Your Country Is To Love Your Country
There’s been a lot of talk about socialism vs. capitalism, and how the U.S. is not in any way a socialist country. In fact, we have managed to mix in a little bit of socialism with our capitalism…without becoming a totalitarian state. It’s about time we learn that socialism vs. capitalism is a false choice.read more
Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says he feels “uncomfortable” with the administration’s current zero-tolerance immigration practices that are breaking up families at the border and is calling for legislation to tighten border security while protecting young Dreamers.read more
Society generally perceives people on welfare as being lazy, uneducated, low-skilled freeloaders. For those of you who find yourself agreeing with this stereotype, we invite you to consider the case of a law school graduate who was forced to go on government assistance.read more
President Trump came home from his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un crowing about the historic nature of the meeting and what he had accomplished. But the agreement the two signed is vague, and experts say Kim got more out of the deal than the U.S.read more
In a move many are condemning for cruelly taking women’s rights back to the “Dark Ages,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed an Obama-era ruling that provided asylum to an El Salvadorian woman who said her husband had abused her physically, emotionally, and sexually.read more
A new survey conducted by Gallup reveals that the U.S. is split right down the middle when it comes to abortion. Among those surveyed, 48 percent identify as pro-choice and 48 percent identify as pro-life.read more
The people of the state of Maine got the chance to try ranked-choice voting in the June 12 primary elections for the first time since it was approved by referendum in 2016. Voters seemed to like it, but it has a lot of opposition from the Republican party and the state’s highest court.read more
SCOTUS has ruled in favor of Ohio’s aggressive voter purging rules, saying the rule does not violate the NVRA. This ruling sets the stage for other states to follow Ohio’s example. It’s time to be even more proactive in ensuring equal opportunity to vote for all.read more
WeatherTech founder David MacNeil donated $1 million to Donald Trump’s January 2017 inauguration, but has since vowed to cut off funding to any Republican candidate who doesn’t back upcoming legislation that would protect immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.read more
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— Thomas Jefferson
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“You cannot run a functioning democracy unless you have acceptable sources of objective facts…otherwise, we’re just going to become two shrieking bands of people who automatically distrust anything that comes from the other side.”
— Ted Koppel, National Geographic “Explorer,” March 6, 2017 (source)