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Poverty in America is a pervasive issue that we’ve been wrestling with for a long time. Some moderate advances were made under President Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” but there remains little change in poverty statistics and policy in the past sixty years. Show More Summary
In his eulogy for Nelson Mandela today, President Obama called Mandela “the last great liberator of the 20th century,” while “tens of thousands of South Africans, joyously cheering and singing despite a cold rain, mourned the passing...Show More Summary
President Obama shook the hand of Cuba’s President Raul Castro today at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, marking the first time in a longtime since leaders of the U.S. and Cuba have had personal contact. The simple gesture of the handshake, has caused conservative heads to explode across the punditry and social media chanels. Show More Summary
Just think: at the funeral of Nelson Mandela, an act of courtesy towards those with whom you have frosty relations is a controversial act to the haters. Then again, as our home-grown "Christian" haters have been screeching this week, Mandela was a "Communist Terrorist." Continue reading ?
Birders are rejoicing this year as Snowy Owls flock south for the winter in epic numbers. I am about to enter into my 3rd year of amateur birding at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, where at least 9 Snowy Owls have been counted in the past week. Show More Summary
Doesn’t that pork chop look yummy? Personally, I’m a big fan of pork tenderloin, because there’s so much you can do with it. One of my favorite ways to cook it is roasted in the oven with apples, potatoes, carrots and onions. Recently...Show More Summary
President Obama’s speech on Economic Mobility on Wednesday, was a much needed jolt of reality about the state of our economy and income inequality in America. I spent the past two weeks researching the topic of poverty in America in the past sixty years. Show More Summary
Greetings Readers… The Democratic Daily has been a source for independent journalism since 2005. Unfortunately, our income from ads doesn’t cover all the expenses to keep us online. With the holiday season upon us, we making a plea to...Show More Summary
Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown had a clueless moment in New Hampshire last night at a Republican dinner. However, apparently Brown, who lives in Massachusetts isn’t too sure where the border is… “What I’ve heard from the Republicans...Show More Summary
President Obama delivered a statement a short time ago on the passing of Nelson Mandala. In his statement Obama said Mandala was ”a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.” “We will not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again,” the President said. Show More Summary
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, dies today at 95. Mandala led the “emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule” after spending 27 years in a South African prison, and became an “international emblem of dignity and forbearance.” Mr. Show More Summary
The Grand Party of Secession and Trampling everything the Republican Party was Founded to Oppose loves them their tokens and their implicit notion that if ONE member of any minority they've oppressed systematically says it ain't so, it ain't so. Continue reading ?
The rollout wasn’t smooth (most rollouts aren’t) but it’s working now… Obama administration: http://t.co/mwwI7ZzHtS now works ‘for the vast majority of users’ http://t.co/Y4jvTT7gbH pic.twitter.com/D2xu3B9pte — ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) December 1, 2013
On Tuesday the Supreme Court agree to hear a case based on the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The question at stake is whether employers can refuse to provide their employees with mandated contraceptives if the employers have religious objections to contraceptives. Show More Summary
In his first major work written as Pontiff, Pope Francis has called out “unfettered capitalism as ‘a new tyranny’” and is ”urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality.” Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, an 84-page...Show More Summary
Then, someone left a very ugly comment about Jews on that post. Which he then realized he needed to cover his tracks about, and wrote a blog post to "take it back" and went after Blacks instead. Continue reading ?
A historic deal has been reached with “Iran and six major powers“ that effectively “freezes key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions.” The deal was reached after four days of hard bargaining and an “11th-hour intervention by U.S. Show More Summary
Sadly, we recently lost Lou Reed, but his song is among the many poignant remembrances of John F. Kennedy that has been with us for many years… Check out Adam Clymer’s piece in the NY Times: ‘Kennedy Has Been Shot’: Memories From Nov. Show More Summary
Megalomaniac Milbank KNOWS better than we mere mortals that giving in to Republican treason is FAR better than running a democratic republic by majority rule. Continue reading ?
Over the past four weeks, I participated in Larry Sabato’s Coursera class, The Kennedy Half Century. Sabato’s class coordinated with the release of his new book of the same name, The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Show More Summary