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Open Thread - 5/2/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 7 hours ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Monthly Report for April 2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, Monthly Report )

- 7 hours ago -
An analysis of April activity at Politics Plus, the site where I publish the articles that I also share here.
Tell the DOJ: The First Step Towards Accountability Is Transparency - Police Mandatory Reporting
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, Black People, transparancy, dishonesty, Police Violence, ethics, Equal rights, equality, politics, laws )

- 17 hours ago -
Baltimore's state attorney ruled Freddy Gray's death a homicide and charged six officers with the crime. Freddie, a 25 year old Black man, died after his spine was partially severed while in police custody. Today's announcement isn't a victory...
BREAKING: Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged in Death of Freddie Gray
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Freddy Gray, Baltimore, black lives matter, Police violence, murder charges, homicide, abuse, constitution, society, humanr )

- 21 hours ago -
The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray âEUR" who died last month after being injured in police custody âEUR" have been charged criminally, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday.
Poll Results - 5/1/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, polls, Campaign 2016 )

- 1 day ago -
See 1st comment
Open Thread - 5/1/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

- 1 day ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Happy May Day!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: holidays, labor, video )

- 1 day ago -
See 1st comment.
Tehran Tom Cotton Tries To Pick A Twitter Fight With Iran's Foreign Minister
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sen. Tom Cotton-R AR, Twitter battle, Iran Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif )

- 1 day ago -
New daddy Tom maybe didn't get a lot of sleep, or maybe he just thinks he's king of everything. Whatever. His Twitter battle is really out of line.
Why the Planet Is Happy That Bernie Sanders Is Running for President
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, Bernie Sanders, candidates, elections, environment, GoodNews, government, u.s. )

- 1 day ago -
Make no mistake - Bernie Sanders isn't really running against Hillary Clinton. He's running against the Koch Brothers, and all that they represent: taken together they're the richest man on earth. They've made their money in oil and gas...
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'I Am Running for President'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie's in!, Bernie Sanders for President, Hope for the USA, government, elections, economy, corruption, americans )

- 1 day ago -
"This is a rigged economy, which works for the rich and the powerful, and is not working for ordinary Americans. ... You know, this country just does not belong to a handful of billionaires."
Give 'Em Hell, Bernie ! - BREAKING: Sanders Is More Serious Than You Think ! - PETITION Incl.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, running for POTUS, endcitizensunited, honesty, petition )

- 1 day ago -
FANTASTIC NEWS: Bernie is running! Congratulations, Bernie. Good luck and give 'em hell ! (Petition in comments- to thank him)
Maine Governor Prepares To Make Food Stamps Recipients Jump Through New Hoops At The Grocery Store
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Maine, Food Stamps, SNAP, Gov. Paul LePage, food restrictions )

- 2 days ago -
Burdening the poorest with more rules is in vogue with Republicans these days. Extra restrictions and stigma for how food stamps recipients can use their meager benefits just exacerbate the core indignities and hardships they face.
Here Are Six Companies That Get Rich Off Prisoners
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, slaves, John Oliver, Asset Forfeiture, Corizon, Global Tel-Link, The Bail Industry, Prison Industrial Complex, GEO Group, Corrections Corporations of America )

- 2 days ago -
There are currently 2.4 million people in American prisons. This number has grown by 500% in the past 30 years. While the United States has only 5% of the world's population, it holds 25 percent of the world's total prisoners. Money maker for the 1%.

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