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Obama immigration move stirs up hate

Even though Republican mewling about President Obama’s executive action on immigration has been over-the-top, I never thought they were grandstanding without any public support. But a voice mail I received showed how deep the anger is. The woman with the delightful Southern accent had just seen me on MSNBC’s “Hardball” the evening of Obama’s immigration announcement. […]

A Rabbinic Comment on President Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration

I've held back from publicly voicing my assessment of the president, but (from my distant perspective) his executive performance has seemed so inconsistent. I have never wavered in my respect for the office, nor my personal admiration for his obviously noble spirit. Show More Summary

NY Times, WaPo Ed Boards at Odds over Obama’s Immigration Order

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

President Barack Obama has one major voice on his side in the run-up to his announcement of executive action on immigration: The New York Times editorial board. This is in stark contrast to the Washington Post editorial board's take from several days ago.

Ten Arguments against Obama's Executive Action

Ten reasons why Americans should speak – as they did once already in November – with one voice, saying we are ruled not by one man, but by ourselves through Congress.

Midwest Week of Action Builds Awareness About Climate Change

By Casey Francis on November 17, 2014 - 10:36am The Center is joining organizations from across the Midwest for a regional week of action, in order to build awareness for the Clean Power Plan, and encourage rural residents to voice their support for limits on carbon pollution from our nations power plants. Show More Summary

New Agatha H novel out today, capturing the action from Girl Genius webcomic

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Carol writes, "The next installment in the Girl Genius prose novel series is out! Agatha H. and Voice of the Castle brings Agatha to her family's ancestral home, a sentient castle whose intelligence has become fragmented." Read the ...

It's time to listen to Sailor Venus' new English voice

Wow. That was fast. I didn't expect Viz to release another Sailor Moon dub clip so soon. At least this means that we can finally see Minako/Sailor Venus' new voice in action. Overall, Cherami Leigh knocked it out of the ball park, which...Show More Summary

RIP: Big Bank Hank, co-founder of The Sugarhill Gang

From The Los Angeles Times : His voice served as a call to action, an echo that continues today whenever a kid bellows the word “hip hop” into a microphone. It was in Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson’s lyrical wobble, the way he rappedShow More Summary

Moms Have Arrived as a Political Force in Gun Policy Debate

I founded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America two years ago with a simple hypothesis in mind: if mothers could come together to channel our voices and talents into a coherent and organized movement for gun sense, we could bring about meaningful policy changes and help save lives. Moms understand the horror of gun violence. Show More Summary

Moms Have Arrived as a Political Force in Gun Policy Debate

I founded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America two years ago with a simple hypothesis in mind: if mothers could come together to channel our voices and talents into a coherent and organized movement for gun sense, we could bring about meaningful policy changes and help save lives. Moms understand the horror of gun violence. Show More Summary

Big Bank Hank, co-founder of the Sugarhill Gang, has died

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

His voice served as a call to action, an echo that continues today whenever a kid bellows the word “hip hop” into a microphone. It was in Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson’s lyrical wobble, the way he rapped through the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s...

TV Club: Gotham: “The Mask”

When Gotham isn’t digging its teeth into the mob power struggle that’s propeling most of the action this season, it’s struggling immensely to find a compelling tone or narrative. The show has no definitive voice yet, no innovative or interesting rules, tropes, or tics that remind us why we’re investing 44 minutes every week across 22 episodes. Show More Summary

Thai Student Activist Says Military Junta Is Monitoring Her Actions

Nattanan Warintarawet, who vocally defends free assembly and expression, spoke with Global Voices about her experience in promoting reforms in the military-backed government of Thailand.

Issa Likens Obama Actions to Trail of Tears, Marching America to Death

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

During a party for Sharyl Attkisson's new book, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) lavishly praised her work -- not just in her new book, Stonewalled, which questions the Obama Administration's narrative about Benghazi, but in being a voice he saw as tough against the Obama Administration.

LGBT Activists Offer Free Starbucks Outside Harlem Hate Church: PHOTO

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Liz Jackson and some additional Harlem-based LGBT activists took action this week outside the Harlem hate church, she writes, at HuffPost Gay Voices: Less than a week ago, Starbucks released its very first LGBT commercial. Not long after, James David...

Take Action: High Priority Abortion Cases Need Your Voice

Often when unjust decisions are made, the unified raised voice of the opposition can make a difference! Below are some important cases that could benefit from public comment. We encourage you to use the contact information listed and respectfully express your opinion in defense of life! Thank you! Background Report: Caught Red-Handed: New Mexico Abortion […]

Loyola SJP investigation reflects double standard towards Palestinian voices on campus

On September 19, the administration of Loyola University Chicago temporarily suspended Loyola Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and opened an investigation of the organization. The actions, which will culminate in a disciplinary...Show More Summary

Many voices for One Canberra multicultural symposium

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A new reference group to oversee actions promoting cultural harmony was announced today at a major community forum. Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch and Attorney-General Simon Corbell made the...Show More Summary

Vladimir Putin Believes The United States Is Ruining Global Order

Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced his belief that the United States is putting the world at risk with the actions it takes on the global stage. He claimed that the U.S. government is attempting to “remake the whole world” to fulfill its own goals. Show More Summary

Author Spotlight: Ysabeau S. Wilce

I wrote this story while I was at Clarion West. The whole thing — character, voice, action — just sort of sprang, as it were, completely out of nowhere. I stole the name Springheel Jack from the notorious early nineteenth-century monster, but the shiny red boots were a riff on the fairy tale of the red shoes. Show More Summary

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