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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 7/4/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 3 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Happy Independence Day!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP lies, holiday, sedition, videos )

TomCat
- 7 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment. My holiday message.
How Fourth of July Celebrations Have Transformed Over the Years
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: July 4th, americans, constitution, freedoms, media, news, usa )

Betsy
- 8 hours ago - livescience.com
Americans celebrated the first July Fourth in 1777, a year after declaring independence from England. The festivities have varied in the years since then, but several mainstays have emerged (parades and fireworks). Let's look at the changes ......
Bernie Sanders Revolutionary Roots Were Nurtured in 1960s Vermont - The New York Times
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Vermont, revolutionary )

Kathryn
- 18 hours ago - nytimes.com
When he came to Vermont in the 1960s to help plan the upending of the old social order, the now presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought with him the belief that the USA was starkly divided into 2 groups: the establishment and the revolutionaries.
TAKE ACTION: Children Are Being Housed in Adult Prisons Across the Country âEUR" It Has to Stop
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: children, prisons, Attorney General, Loretta Lynch )

Dogan
- 18 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
The petition to Attorney General Loretta Lynch reads: "The Department of Justice must immediately launch an investigation into the practice of trying and jailing children as adults."
Open Thread - 7/3/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 23 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Act to Keep Children Safe From Unintended Shootings
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: guns usa, lethal weapons, shootings, preventtion, responsability, unintended shootings, gun laws )

Sabine
- 1 day ago - action.americansforresponsiblesolutions.org
Every year in America, nearly one hundred children die from unintended shootings. And kids in our country are at least sixteen times more likely to be killed in unintended shootings than in other advanced countries.
Support Bernie's Plan: Medicare for All
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, medicare, cost effective, quality care, Universal Health Care )

Sabine
- 1 day ago - leftaction.com
Health care should be a basic human right. Medicare already provides cost-effective, quality healthcare to seniors. ItâEUR(TM)s time we expand this system to all Americans. If you agree, sign the petition to support a single-payer, universal Medicare system.
Rand Paul Wants To Sell Off America's Public Lands
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Cliven Bundy, Public Lands, Rand Paul )

Judy
- 1 day ago - thinkprogress.org
At a campaign stop in Nevada, Paul called for the federal government to sell off and privatize America's national forests and other public lands. Afterwards, Sen. Paul had a 45 min. private meeting with outlaw anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy.
No More Subsidies for California Farming and Agriculture
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: agriculture, agriculture industry, subsidies, California Drought, farming, tax payer dollars, politics )

Sabine
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
In the state of California, agriculture is one of the leading exports. It is also the leader is water use and waste. California is in a critical drought, while families and small businesses are being penalized for the negligence of that industry and...
VIDEO: Israelis Use Electric Stun Guns on Gaza Flotilla Passengers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Freedom Flotilla III, Gaza siege, Marianne, violence against civilians, INT'L WATERS, israeli blockade of Gaza, taser, violence, end the siege of Gaza, attacks-assault on Gaza 2014, activists detained, AID VESSEL, americans, media, propaganda, usa, lies, fre )

Jess
- 1 day ago - electronicintifada.net
According to the organizers of the flotilla, 14 of the 18 civilian passengers and crew remain in Israeli custody more than two days after they were violently abducted in international waters
Open Thread - 7/2/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Monthly Report for June 2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Monthly Report )

TomCat
- 2 days ago - politicsplus.org
A detailed report of June activity at Politics Plus, the website, where I publish the articles that I also share here.
It Turns Out the NSA Was Collecting Voice Calls, Photos, Passwords, Documents, and Much More
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: pictures, documents, voice calls, webcam, photos, web, searches, advertising, analytics, traffic, social, media, traffic, botnet, traffic, logged, keystrokes, computer, network, exploitation, CNE, targeting, intercepted, username, password, pairs, fi )

Sam
- 2 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
NSA documents leaked to the Guardian in 2013 described a covert program called XKeyscore, which involved a searchable database for intelligence analysts to scan intercepted data. Now, new documents show the breadth of this program.
 

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