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Voters Speak: Marijuana Is The Most Important Issue

Voters Speak: Marijuana Is The Most Important Issue

A few weeks ago, I reported that the White House was giving the American people a greater voice. They started an online petition site, where the most popular petitions would be brought directly to the President.

Well, round one is here, and the number one most pressing issue for the American people? Legalizing marijuana.

My Dad needs a living wage.

Poverty Rate in Inner City Rises 20% in One Year

From 2009 – 2010 the poverty rate in Baltimore City increased 20%. The poverty rate in Baltimore City is now 25.6%, which is 15% higher than the poverty rate for Maryland and 10% higher than the United States of America.

by Cory McCray· · News
Herman Cain Blasts House Republicans, Says They Should ‘Stop Playing With Peoples’ Tragedies’

Herman Cain Blasts House Republicans, Says They Should ‘Stop Playing With Peoples’ Tragedies’

Only a couple days after winning the Florida straw poll in a landslide, Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain blasted House Republicans on CNN this morning for playing political games with disaster relief funds.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
What Is President Obama’s Black Debt To The Black Community?

What Is President Obama’s Black Debt To The Black Community?

So here lies the dichotomy that will doggedly face President Obama as long as he is president, and will more than likely haunt his presidential legacy all throughout the history books. While he is a thuggish, Robin Hood to many in Joe the Plumber’s ideological camp, he might as well be a cross between a Black Benedict Arnold and an ethnic Ebenezer Scrooge based on the criticisms being hurled from prominent African-American figures like Dr. Cornel West, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Maxine Waters, Tavis Smiley, Danny Glover, the new Black Panther Party, and Rep. Allen West.

ABC Censors Police Macing Women, Occupy Wall St. Protests Turn Ugly (VIDEO)

ABC Censors Police Macing Women, Occupy Wall St. Protests Turn Ugly (VIDEO)

Your ‘liberal’ mainstream media hard at work protecting the status quo.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Obama’s No Child Left Behind Decision? It’s More Complicated Than That

Obama’s No Child Left Behind Decision? It’s More Complicated Than That

Through an executive order just days ago, President Obama has changed education policy for the better, but the new policy will also raise some eyebrows. With his decision, the goal of achieving 100 percent passing of standardized tests across the country by 2014 is no longer a mandate.

by Democratic Darling· · News
‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest Spreads To Los Angeles (VIDEO)

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest Spreads To Los Angeles (VIDEO)

The Wall Street protest has jumped to the West Coast. Protesters in Los Angeles took to the streets on Saturday to support their fellow countrymen and women in New York.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Once More, a European Conflict Threatens the World

Once More, a European Conflict Threatens the World

Twice in the twentieth century, Europe plunged the world into massive wars that cost millions of lives to fight and billions of dollars to wage. Now, eleven years into the twenty-first century, another major conflict in the Continent threatens to wreak untold carnage upon the globe. This time the financial cost might well run into the trillions.

by Peter Fegan· · News
Who Or What Will The Tea Party Audience Boo During The Next GOP Debate?

Who Or What Will The Tea Party Audience Boo During The Next GOP Debate?

During the GOP Debate in Florida, the Tea Party audience booed a gay soldier. So who or what could they boo in the next one?

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · Political Humor
Is the Term African-American Stupid or Necessary?

Is the Term African-American Stupid or Necessary?

I’ve encountered many conservatives and Republicans who have openly pushed for a complete omission of the word African being placed in front of American, because just being an American should be sufficient, as we are all one great nation. On paper, it’s a unifying idea, but in reality; it’s hypocrisy in its finest hour.

by Bryian Revoner· · News
With A Swipe Of The President’s Pen, No Child Left Behind Gets Left Behind

With A Swipe Of The President’s Pen, No Child Left Behind Gets Left Behind

In another of President Obama’s new “get tough” moves, he, via executive order, got rid of one of the many bad laws that made up the Bush legacy. Today, No Child Left Behind is gone.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
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Occupy Wall Street Is The Voice of A Generation, Catch Up Here (Pics, Video)

The Revolution will not be televised, but it is being live-streamed right now. Right now as I write, thousands of people are marching through New York City to Union Square. Even as many news outlets dismiss, ignore and blackout the Occupy Wall Street rebellion, the movement is gathering force like a wave that soon will crest and smash on the shore of capitalism.

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: More Republican Hostage Taking

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: More Republican Hostage Taking

Once more the government is on the brink of a shutdown, just like it was last December and this past April. Once more, Republicans have pointed a loaded gun at the country and once more we get to see why the American people have nothing but contempt for their elected officials.

by Peter Fegan· · News
Mitt Romney: Too Much for Rick Perry, Concerning to President Obama?

Mitt Romney: Too Much for Rick Perry, Concerning to President Obama?

Arguably, the most intriguing aspect of this entire debate was the ability of the candidates to morph this GOP nomination debate into a political referendum on Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney was the most vocal in doing that.

by Bryian Revoner· · News, Political Humor, Political Rants
Can Toby Keith Save The Democratic Party?

Can Toby Keith Save The Democratic Party?

Toby Keith – ‘I don’t know, but I expect the wealthy to write a check ’cause it’s as bad as it’s ever been. It would be unpatriotic not to try to save the country. I’m sure people will bitch about it, but if it meant we get to operate in this country and live here another day, then so be it.’

by Marion· · Current Issues, Information and Resources
Perry’s Star Fades, Christie In?

Perry’s Star Fades, Christie In?

The Republican party is getting worried. Of the two front-runners, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, neither seems electable at this point. Enter, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie. According to Politico:

by Wendy Gittleson· · Information and Resources
Republicans Threaten To Shut Down The Government Again

Republicans Threaten To Shut Down The Government Again

Republicans are once again taking America to the brink of economic calamity. House Republicans rejected a spending bill that would keep the government funded and would provide disaster relief funds to FEMA to aid hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flooding, and wildfire victims across the country.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Wisconsin Wire:  Locks Closed During Walker Croquet Event, Floatilla and Balloons Stalled

Wisconsin Wire: Locks Closed During Walker Croquet Event, Floatilla and Balloons Stalled

It seems Scott Walker cannot do anything without people holding him accountable. He goes out to eat and gets booed out of the restaurant. He holds an event at the mansion and there are always protesters and a Floatilla. Last night was no exception.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Yes, It’s Class Warfare. Do Something About It.

Yes, It’s Class Warfare. Do Something About It.

To hear most Republicans talk, class warfare is when the nasty politicians beat up on our country’s hapless, beleaguered millionaires who, if we’d just cut their taxes some more, would be vigorously creating more jobs.

by Jeff· · News
Cutting Entitlements

Cutting Entitlements

I’m not the first person who has tread along the path I’m about to follow, but, I don’t recall ever hearing or reading anything that uses the word ‘entitlements’ when talking about something other than Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.