Category Archives: Politics

Lakeith Smith Got 65 Years For The Death of a 16-Year-Old Killed By Police

Much has been made of the fact that a black teenager laughed openly in court after being sentenced to 65 years in prison.
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Teen laughs, but unamused judge hands down 65-year sentence

An Alabama teen laughed at a judge’s comment during his sentencing hearing Thursday.
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Republicans in Congress Are So Eager to Slash Food Stamps

They’re About to Make a Big Mistake Wake Up Everybody

Teddy Pendergrass
Wake up everybody no more sleepin’ in bed
No more backward thinkin’ time for thinkin’ ahead
The world has changed so very much
From what it used to be
There is so much hatred war an’ poverty
Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way
Maybe then they’ll listen to whatcha have to say
‘Cause they’re the ones who’s coming up and the world is in their hands

The Pot Thickens: Birds Of Feathers Flock Together

After The Feathers (Trump’s offshore oil drilling in Florida blocked) Were Plucked

Trump-FL Governor Scott-Zinke- Records show Trump aides plotted political win for Rick Scott

The governor had cast the decision to give Florida relief from offshore drilling as a spontaneous triumph.

Trade wars: Counting the cost of Trump’s tariff plan

A look at the winners and losers of a possible global trade war that could be sparked by Trump’s protectionist policies.

 

Trump administration sued for ‘separating’ families

Detained immigrants separated from their children sue the Trump administration.

Migrants separated from their children after they were detained for illegally entering the United States have filed a class action

Why We Sent a Reporter to Work as a Private Prison Guard

Read Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer’s firsthand account of his four months spent working as a guard at a corporate-run prison in Louisiana. 

In 1887, a 23-year-old journalist got herself checked into the Women’s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island in New York

Documentary: 4 Months As A Private Prison Guard

Chapter 1: “Inmates Run This Bitch”

Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from a prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).
“The last riot we had was two years ago,” he says over the phone.
“Yeah, but that was with the Puerto Ricans!” says a woman’s voice, cutting in. “We got rid of them.”

Trump Wants to Put American Workers First,

 Except At His Own Properties

Only one out of 144 jobs at three Trump properties went to a US worker, according to a Vox story.

Thanks to Vox, we now know just how seriously President Trump’s businesses are taking his policy of “America First.”