I have a vivid memory of my first visit to Sing Sing Correctional Facility in upstate New York. Some young inmates were reading my book, The Soul of Politics, as part of a seminary program in the infamous prison, and they invited me to come discuss it with them. Show More Summary
The President gets slammed by the Washington Post, which endorsed him twice.
The conservatives I grew up with built one of history's most remarkable movements. Rising from the ashes of one of the biggest electoral landslides of all time in 1964, after 3 decades with very little success at the polls, representing...Show More Summary
Save the Children created this striking video depicting the life of a child in England if they lived in a country at war, like Syria, in an effort to raise funds for Syrian child refugees. The video tells the story of a year in the life...Show More Summary
Even Floridians who have voted for David Jolly (R) caution him against taking insurance away from so many in the state. The post Florida Congressional Candidate Vows To Repeal Obamacare, But His Supporters Aren’t So Sure He Should appeared first on ThinkProgress.
I started reading this opinion piece in The Guardian by Seumas Milne but when I got to the paragraph (in bold) about the 'disastrous' break-up of the former Soviet Union I rather lost interest, I have to say. Because I could understand...Show More Summary
Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa -- I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know, live at Carré Royal Theater, Amsterdam, 2013.
The discussion over what is going on in Ukraine has obviously brought up the importance assigned to international boundaries and what should be done by third parties when the armies of one crosses those of another without permission....Show More Summary
On Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released exclusive footage detailing the interception of a Gaza Strip-bound shipment of Syrian-made heavy weaponry. The shipment originated in Syria, made its way to Iran, and was set to be unloaded in Sudan. Show More Summary
I start at the Washington Post on Monday. Thank you for three wonderful years. The post Goodbye To ThinkProgress appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Judith Butler helped start an academic boycott war that now is turning against her.
Essam Attia, the NYC artist who gained prominence through a fake NYPD drone campaign in the fall of 2012, was informed in a court appearance this past Monday that all charges would be dismissed. Attia faced five charges, three of which were felonies, and 56 counts for possessing a forged instrument. Attia faced possible jail time.
Author's Note-This was supposed to be a column about the monthly meeting of the Sierra Club and its program. It developed into something else and I was powerless to stop it. Look for the silver lining, whene'er a cloud appears in the...Show More Summary
Liz Wahl, the RT America host who resigned on air yesterday in protest against the network’s biased coverage of Ukraine, gives Jamie Kirchick an inside look at the network’s editorial agenda: Wahl, for her part, says that while the Kremlin influence over RT isn’t always overt, that journalists there understand what they have to do to succeed […]
On September 17, 2013, the National Network to End Domestic Violence took a random snapshot of requests coming in to domestic violence shelters and resources across the country. On that day, 66,581 requests for help were made by people living with abuse. Show More Summary
Thanks to a number of unmeasurable factors including three brutal winter storms, New York City is enjoying a significant drop in violent crime, including robberies and murders. The New York Times has made of this occasion an "I told you so" occasion, giving all the credit to Mayor Bill de Blasio despite his limited time in office. Show More Summary
As always, we have no way of knowing who's zooming who. This is Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet talking on the phone to EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton about his recent trip to Ukraine. But it's interesting, isn't it?Show More Summary
In the past few days, the Russian state-funded media organization, RT, has had two of its staff members express some level of protest against the editorial line of the organization and how it is currently covering the Russia-Ukraine “crisis” that has been unfolding.
Two Senate Gang of Eight members are putting pressure on the President to reduce the number of deportations. The post Two High-Ranking Senate Democrats Call On Obama To Reduce Deportations appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A few short additions to earlier debates. First, the Grey Coat School now confirms that it was a grammar school until September 1977. The school declines to share its language aptitude test with me, or you. It says : ‘The...