Evolving from Black History Week to Black History Month to the current African American History Month, each February for more than 80 years, the United States has honored the contributions of African Americans to American society.
This year’s African American History Month theme is “Black Women…
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Why are Republicans angrily fighting a law that is based on legislation developed by a Republican – 2012 presidential hopeful – Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts? In Massachusetts the law has been successful in cutting costs and improving care, it has a 70 percent approval rating from citizens. In Massachusetts, 90 percent of citizens are covered by health insurance compared to an average of only 60 percent nationwide, according to Gruber. Some states like Minnesota are already going ahead and implementing on their own, but most remain aloof.
It seems that the answer to Republican opposition to the Obama plan is thinly disguised racism. Gruber, who worked with Romney to create the law in Massachusetts, and then with President Barack Obama, says, “When it was signed it was a Republican plan. On the platform that day was a right wing guy from the Heritage Foundation who extolled it as an example of the best of Republican government – until Obama showed an interest in it and suddenly it became the devil’s work.”
Piracy is part of the digital ecosystem
Paul Higgins: Really interesting article on the whole area. I really liked Clay Shirky’s story in Here Comes Everybody about the Abbot of Sponheim. The good Abbott wrote an impassioned piece defending the “scribal tradition” against the printing press. Then because he wanted it distributed as widely as possible he had it printed. There is a similar level of hypocrisy in some of the descriptions of behaviour in this article. A very good read.
Full Story: The Guardian
I’m a capitalist.
Capitalism isn’t corporatization, sensationalism, greed, ego, audacity, ignorance, waste, neglect, cruelty, arrogance, lust, or demoralizing.
That’s humanity. Capitalism is just the model. How things go from there is entirely human.
Capitalism isn’t broken - humanity is.