White fragility: What it is and why it’s hurting America

Aurin Squire discusses “white fragility” on Talking Points Memo. The most dangerous uprising that’s threatening America’s stability isn’t black protests in places like Ferguson or Baltimore. It’s taking place among an aging white majority that is losing its bearing on reality and destroying the gears of government, media and public welfare. At its center is an…




With Republican help, Obama scores Senate trade victory

President Barack Obama’s trade agenda legislation passed the Senate, setting up a fight in the House over giving the White House more authority to negotiate new deals. The bill — called Trade Promotion Authority — faced staunch opposition from members of the president’s own party, who worked unsuccessfully for weeks to sink the legislation.…





Bobby Jindal’s ‘Beaut’ of an Executive Order

Back in November 2014, Governor Jindal of Louisiana issued a statement in response to the executive actions President Obama took to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. In it Jindal said in part: The President is lecturing us and not listening to us. He’s bypassing Congress, and ignoring the American people… If the President wants to…



Map: This Is How People Die In Your State

Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are among the leading causes of death in the U.S., whether you live in New York or California. However, this isn’t the same when it comes to the “distinctive” causes of death by state. According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published in the journal Preventing…


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