Financial reform fell far short of what should have happened, but it's much more effective than you'd think. Economic management has been half-crippled by Republican obstruction, but has nonetheless been much better than in other advanced countries. And environmental policy is starting to look like it could be a major legacy."
"Congressional staffers walked out from their jobs to show their support for the families of #MichaelBrownand #EricGarner after two grand juries decided not to indict the police officers responsible for their deaths" .http://cnn.it/1IGt9qf via CNN Politics
Young people are clashing with traditional working environments, but soon they're going to be all the workers. Does the environment need to change, or...
Olgy Gary's insight:
One take-away from the article is that, "to keep millennials, businesses should place more focus on people, exciting work & mentors." Sounds like GREAT advice for today, not just for when millennials dominate the workplace.
Ridley Scott’s Exodus movie is still racist. And his explanation only made things worse.
Olgy Gary's insight:
Yeah... makes no sense to whitewash a movie the way Scott has done with "Exodus, Gods and Kings." Regardless of how good-looking Christian Bale or Joel Edgerton are, they do not look middle eastern..nor do I for one minute believe Bale or Edgerton looked anything like Moses or Ramses II. Worse yet is to find out that all the main characters in the movie are White, while the servants and thieves are Black.
"...the wealth gap between whites and blacks today in America is greater than the black-white wealth gap was in Apartheid South Africa. A talk with the New York Times columnist about talking to whites about race...." --Nicholas Kristof
"The President’s forthcoming executive action, although not the preferable delivery mechanism, initiates a reconciliatory prescription necessary in addressing a defacto humanitarian crisis within our borders: millions of God’s children created in his image living in the shadows. This merciful action takes place because for years our government, under the leadership of both parties, failed miserably as it pertains to immigration. For years, our elected officials sacrificed lives on the altar of political..."
The idea that Islam can be categorised into radical, moderate, or extremist, gives credence to the Islamophobic assumption that Islam has an inherent quality within it that makes it dangerous - regardless of context- and removes responsibility from the individual while placing blame on the religion itself
From Day 1 of the Obama administration, Mr. McConnell and his colleagues have done everything they could to undermine effective policy, in particular blocking every effort to do the obvious thing — boost infrastructure spending — in a time of low interest rates and high unemployment.
This was, it turned out, bad for America but good for Republicans. Most voters don’t know much about policy details, nor do they understand the legislative process. So all they saw was that the man in the White House wasn’t delivering prosperity — and they punished his party.
"...Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has said it plans to appeal against he ruling, but until then the state will revert to election laws predating the 2011 voter ID law...Also on Thursday, the US Supreme Court issued a one-page order blocking implementation of Wisconsin's voter ID law...Three of the court's nine justices - Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas - dissented..."
Sen. Lindsey Graham is criticizing Sen. Marco Rubio, saying the Florida Republican is “not quite ready” to become president. Graham told The Weekly Standard in a story published Friday that Rubio’s move to distance himself from the Senate immigration bill they worked on together has given him second thoughts about the possible GOP...