As the Democratic Party convention begins, it behooves us to look back at its last visit to Philadelphia, in 1936. Then, too, the United States found itself in a time of incredible economic stress and inequality—in fact, the Great Depression was far worse than recent troubles. The mid 1930s also...
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Thank you, John Oliver For the perfect We Are the World-style response to the Republicans’ nasty habit of playing songs at their events without paying licensing fees---aka “stealing”---and not giving aShow More Summary
Noam Chomsky has some tough love for America. “The United States is a victim of self-inflicted wounds which are significantly harming the economy and society in many ways,” Chomsky recently stated, though he also admitted that, “even with the neoliberal policies, since President...
In an election year, our country can often feel divided. Traveling across the 50 states is a great way to feel connected again and experience the beauty and history that unites us. Here are some gorgeous hotels that give you some of the best hospitality America has to offer - along with beautiful architecture steeped in history.
The chance to play in the state championship game is one every high school athlete dreams of, but obviously losing doesn't usually leave a lot of great memories. Graham Tews of Ogden, IA gets to keep this moment with him forever though. Show More Summary
Monday’s wild weather had people throughout the Northeast running for cover, but it also led to some great photos and videos. Henrik Moltke of The Intercept captured this footage of a lightning bolt striking the Empire State Building in New York City. Show More Summary
by Dan Savage It was a great speech. I donated more money to Bernie's campaign than I have ever donated in my life, and watching his speech tonight, I still feel like we won.— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) July 26, 2016 I was a Bernie supporter myself, btw. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Intermission Holy Crosstabs, Batman! 2016 has smashed through the halfway mark, and that means it's C&J number-crunching time. Every few months we post results of some recent C&J polls to give you a snapshot...Show More Summary
This sounds great: if Hillary Clinton wins, we’ll get yet another four years of a President who refuses to take responsibility (The Blaze) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said
Noam Chomsky wants to make America great again, but you’ll never believe who he thinks will save it. Noam Chomsky has got some tough love for America. "The United States is a victim of self-inflicted wounds which are significantly harming...Show More Summary
The great tragedy of the moment is not rooted in the Republican Party’s self-cannibalization. It’s in a Democratic Party that “successfully” suffocated responsible answers to the crises consuming our world.
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "Meanwhile in River City…" Randy Rainbow puts a big orange bewigged (but small-handed) exclamation point on the GOP convention, Harold Hill-style: x YouTube Video Okay, America. That’s what happens when you take the red pill. Show More Summary
The Alaska Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved state law Friday that required at least one parent to be notified before a minor child can obtain an abortion. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest filed suit against the law, which voters approved through Ballot Measure 2 in 2010. The law provided an option for a […]
We are back to the great state of Texas to honor our next 2016 P-R-O Convention All Star. She is a rookie member of the Houston Texans Cheerleaders and is the personification of “cute”. A graduate of the University of Texas, she loves pizza…pepperoni pizza…introducing Morgan O., our latest 2016 P-R-O Convention All Star. [...]
Part of what makes the United States powerful is the great importance of the dollar to global finance.
Coberly/ July 21, 2016 10:26 am mike instead of begging to differ, why don’t you try to explain your case better? it sounds to me like you are arguing that ignoring traffic violations in black neighborhoods will result in more black on black crime including homicide. that could well be the case, but i don’t think […]
The deed is done. Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee for President of the United States. And, now we have a highly qualified business leader who, if elected, will do what is required to "make America great again". Or,Show More Summary
We've talked at great lengths about how AT&T's gruesomely cozy relationship with many state legislatures has severely damaged broadband expansion and adoption across huge swaths of the country. That's particularly true in Tennessee,Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Thursday Morning at the Flickers Tuesday was supposed to be economy night at the convention, but all they could squeeze in was three hours of trial-by-mob for Hillary Clinton, with repeated chants of "Lock! Her! Up!" (for what, again?) and Dr. Show More Summary
“Average Management Scores by Country,” manufacturing only, here are the rankings from Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen: 1. United States 2. Japan 3. Germany 4. Sweden 5. Canada 6. Great Britain 7. France 8. Australia 9. Show More Summary