Props to Lebron James for this classy move! It’s good to see a wealthy athlete investing in his community and empowering the next generation.
“The move of the spectrum to the far right has created real imbalance even within and outside the GOP; the main problem is that the centrist or moderate GOP are unwilling or scared to challenge the right-wing side knowing to rattle the cage is to lose their seats and the financial support. Republicans have many tools on the table if they want to start taking a more adversarial stance toward Trump, but no one other than those outside the political spectrum is willing to stand and fight online and in emails and in protest against the GOP. If no one wants to stand against the GOP, then it is really the time for Centrist/Moderate Republican to stand outside and be independent or create a new party that is reflective of those view of Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower. Here is some aspect that was the core of the GOP for years including fiscal conservatism and creating fair balance on the environment and supporting science and the studies in medicine for the people versus profit.
A: Provide federal assistance to low-income communities;
B: Provide asylum for refugees;
C: Extend minimum wage;
D: Improve unemployment benefits system so it covers more people;
E: Strengthen labor laws so workers can more easily join a union;
F: Assure equal pay for equal work regardless of sex. and others.
G: Protect Social Security.
Today’s GOP has walked away from the symbol of Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, but are still eager to use their image to represent the GOP. But today’s GOP is not the image of Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower and in some cases, it is even not the picture of the GOP of Reagan” – Jay Cugtas
We need to move to a parliamentary style system in which representatives are chosen based on percentage of votes they receive, not the skewed winner take all system we currently have.
Ps – calling the Trump coalition a “populist people’s party” is an absolute joke.
In rare move, national Democrats come out against primary candidate Laura Moser in bid for Culberson’s seat
The Democratic Party only wants unity when they are forcing their crappy corporate candidates down our throats. When true populists and progressives run, they attack them to help protect their wealthy donors.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday posted negative research on Democratic congressional hopeful Laura Moser, one of seven Democrats vying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Culberson.
Looks like we are the majority. ✊️
The poll also finds that Sen. Bernie Sanders maintains his position as the country’s most popular major politician.
“Jacobson, director of Stanford’s Atmosphere/Energy Program, said the researchers found that — rather than harming the economy and taking away jobs, as critics contend — the shift to wind and solar would create a net of more than 20 million full-time jobs worldwide.”
A research group based at Stanford University has drawn a plan for nations to reduce global warming by relying on solar and wind power.
This is what smart policy looks like
“Researchers, teachers, and students can apply for a four-year grant that allows them to continue their studies or instruction, fully financed. The site also provides information on how to move to France by obtaining a work visa and residency permit.”
If you are an American scientist, teacher, or business person working to slow climate change, France has a grant offer for you.
France gets attacked – “they’re in our prayers”
England gets terrorized – “we’re thinking of you”
Terrorists strike Iran – “let’s put more sanctions on them and punish their population”
It’s sad how Americans only care when European countries get attacked. People in the Middle East are terrorized daily, yet I don’t see any Facebook filters or prayers for them….
Democrats think they can turn a debate about Iran sanctions into one on Russian sanctions.