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+Marques Brownlee​ the hardest question 
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In order to fix our current mess of a government, we must first begin to diversify our representatives in a similar way that our people are. To do that, we need more than two parties.

" Most third parties crumble. But, fleeting third-party movements have made remarkable social and political contributions. Third-party candidates have introduced popular and groundbreaking issues that were eventually co-opted by the major parties, such as: the abolition of slavery, unemployment insurance, social security, child labor laws, public schools, public power, the direct election of senators, the graduated income tax, paid vacation, the 40-hour work week, the formation of labor unions, and democratic tools like the referendum and the recall. Excluded third-party candidates can't break the bipartisan conspiracy of silence on issues where the major parties are at odds with most of the American people."
Organization that wants the presidential debates to serve the American people first. Open Debates calls for presidential debates that are rigirous, fair, and inclusive of important issues and popular candidates. Open Debates believes that voter education should be the guiding principle of the presidential debates. Open Debates advocates the creation of a Citizens' Debate Commission to sponsor the presidential debates.
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I had heard that The Ready for Warren group was getting ready to endorse Bernie. Today it was official. They are now called Ready to Fight. Woohoo!!!!! #FeelTheBern
The coalition of progressive groups that tried to draft Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016 has officially endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.
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With this case, there really are two different sides to the argument: the personal one about her character and her situation, and a cultural one about what this means for the rest of us.

On the personal side, she lied about being African American, and through that also lied about having the experience of being African American, which is a huge part of being such a large figure in the NAACP. It's also likely that, had she not posed as black, she wouldn't have gotten her job at the head of the advocacy group at all. From only a professional viewpoint, this is inexcusable, and morally, it's just plain wrong.

This excerpt from the article sums up the social side of the issue pretty well:

" the ability to choose black is in itself a manifestation of racial privilege - and so the seemingly liberal permissibility around Dolezal's identity is in reality selective and segregated. As Winfrey Harris concludes: " I will accept Ms Dolezal as black like me only when society can accept me as white like her." Ethnic romanticisms and preoccupations are part and parcel of colonialism, interlinked to practices of dispossession and control premised on white superiority. Such perceptions have historically been one arm of the distorted view of the non-white world - exotic, but also backward, uncivilised and not to be trusted - that enables the politics of intervention, invasion and subjugation. In this context, calling yourself "culturally black" is on par with the Orientalism definitively deconstructed by Edward Said: A jarringly uncomfortable attachment to an "other" that warns of the assumption of a "lesser". And along with that, Dolezal's assumption of "blackness" is a sharp stab at an already open wound of cultural appropriation - a long history of cherry-picking bits of non-white culture (music, food, style; take your cherry-pick), without knowledge of what it represents, how hard it was fought for, or how this process reinforces and re-exploits power imbalances. The ease with which culture is swiped (not just respectfully enjoyed, but actively taken) still stands in sharp contrast to the damage the appropriation causes - and the Dolezal case has in some ways served to highlight the painful gulf between the two. "
Debate on Dolezal's assumption of blackness speaks volumes about where we are at with race and appropriation.
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Good points.. i'm a bit conflicted because I heard she did a great job and that the job does not require you to be African American.. I think she would not be doing this transformation like Michael Jackson if she didn't have some other desire to change herself. I don' think you will live your whole life as another race just to benefit in a few small ways, when in reality there are more disadvantages than advantages to being black in this country.  I say if you really want to live your entire life as if you are black and everybody thinks you are black then shit you are black as far as i'm concerned. lol. We all thought she was black so she was treated as a black person. Interesting concept.  So many people are angry that she was pretending to be black that you'd think it was the greatest thing in the world to be black in the US.. let's remember that 35% of the country despises you based solely on your skin color and i know all about this, living in Texas my whole life.
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Just in case you weren't up to speed on the clown show... 
Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher, who covered the Republican campaign last time around looks at the latest Republican candidates
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It's happening, Bernie is pushing the left further to the left. This is a dream come true. 
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One of the reasons they got so big in the 80s and 90s was that they were some of the first ones to use barcodes to keep track of their inventory. That way, they could see what was more in demand at the end of each day, and so order even more of it. This actually changed much of the American retail economy to a 'Pull' rather than 'Push' system, where retailers order products based on real-time consumer demand, rather than producer's production schedules.

They also have so much sway here in the US, that they can actually force companies to sell them their inventory for really low prices, or they will drop them as suppliers. This has actually caused much of the US's production loss to China, so that companies can compete to sell retailers the lowest prices possible just for exposure to consumers.

Tl;Dr they're really big
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It's about time that Israel began facing real consequences for its actions. Maybe this will push the US to stop providing weapons used to kill thousands of innocent civilians. 
United Church of Christ decision adds momentum to movement urging boycott of Israel over policies towards Palestinians.
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This is actually the first I'm hearing about this debate. I guess the fact that it didn't occur to me to label this terrorism is further proof of the author's point.

"That is the crucial backdrop for yesterday’s debate over whether the term “terrorism” applies to the heinous shooting by a white nationalist of nine African-Americans praying in a predominantly black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Almost immediately, news reports indicated there was “no sign of terrorism” — by which they meant: it does not appear that the shooter is Muslim.

Yet other than the perpetrator’s non-Muslim identity, the Charleston attack from the start had the indicia of what is commonly understood to be “terrorism.” Specifically, the suspected shooter was clearly a vehement racist who told witnesses at the church that he was acting out of racial hatred and a desire to force African-Americans “to go.” His violence was the byproduct of and was intended to publicize and forward his warped political agenda, and was clearly designed to terrorize the community he hates.

That’s why so many African-American and Muslim commentators and activistsinsisted that the term “terrorist” be applied: because it looked, felt and smelled exactly like other acts that are instantly branded “terrorism” when the perpetrator is Muslim and the victims largely white. It was very hard — and still is — to escape the conclusion that the term “terrorism,” at least as it’s predominantly used in the post-9/11 West, is about the identity of those committing the violence and the identity of the targets. It manifestly has nothing to do with some neutral, objective assessment of the acts being labelled."
Terrorism: a term that justifies everything yet means nothing -- other than "violence we want to delegitimize."
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" But the most expensive education is not necessarily better than less expensive alternatives, and people tend to forget that the student loans permit us to pursue an education that we really can't afford. I think the idea that young people are supposed to be able to weigh that kind of significance—it's foolish to think that they could."

Hear hear. Higher cost does not always imply higher value in education; the biggest draw for employers and a long term career is real world experience in a working field, which is why it is better to go to a state school for the first few years and intern somewhere, than go to Harvard and not do anything else. 
I don't regret going to school, but I'm $100,000 in the hole. Is there any way out?
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