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  • Dead Deplorables & Class Warfare

    09/20/2017 1:27:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    American Conservative ^ | September 20, 2017 | Rod Dreher
    The graph on the left is white people without college degrees. The other one is white people with college degrees. The source is this paper from Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton. The numbers for black and Hispanic working-class people don’t track these stats for working-class whites. The economists can’t figure out what’s going on: Taking all of the evidence together, we find it hard to sustain the income-based explanation.For white non-Hispanics, the story can be told, especially for those aged 50–54, and for the difference between them and the elderly, but we are left with no explanation for...
  • The New Class War

    06/15/2017 9:29:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    American Affairs ^ | The Summer 2017 Issue | Michael Lind
    The Cold War has been followed by the class war. A transatlantic class war has broken out simultaneously in many countries between elites based in the corporate, financial, and professional sectors and working-class populists. Already this transnational class conflict has produced Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to the American presidency. Other shocks are likely in store. None of the dominant political ideologies of the West can explain the new class war, because all of them pretend that persisting social classes no longer exist in the West. Neoliberalism—the hegemonic ideology of the transatlantic elite—pretends that class has disappeared in...
  • Faculty guide: Make class a 'safe space' with 'oops/ouch' method

    03/14/2017 8:07:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 14, 2017 | Amber Athey
    A University of Arizona classroom dialogue guide encourages professors to use the “Oops/ouch method,” where students who are offended in class say “ouch” and the offender responds with “oops.” The guide, published by the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, provides outlines for how to encourage discussion about diversity in the classroom, explaining that “diversity poses both challenges and opportunities for a college campus.”
  • Parent Outraged After 6th Grader Forced To Learn Islamic Conversion Prayer In Class

    02/11/2017 5:26:46 AM PST · by davikkm · 69 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    South Carolina-A parent is outraged after her 6th grade child was indoctrinated on Islam and was forced to learn about the Islamic conversion prayer (Shahada)! WCSC reports: In worksheets provided to Live 5 News, sixth graders at Alston Middle School were asked to fill in blanks about Islam and match up statements from the Quran with the five pillars of the religion. The mom says she is infuriated and that others agree with her. “Our concern is that if the need permission to teach sexual education, they should be getting permission to teach religious values,” she said.
  • Football Flashback to An Earlier Era

    12/14/2016 10:10:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/16 | Michael Shannon
    “God bless him. “What a class, character guy. It's character. That's him. Rather than padding his stats, just take a knee. No sense in running it up on somebody.” This season a remarkable decision took place on the next–to–last play of the Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State football game. This intra–state championship matchup dates back to 1904, but this matchup was particularly important. Oklahoma was ranked #9 and OSU just behind at #10. The game winner would not only have bragging rights, the victor would also be the Big 12 champion. My alma mater OU got off to a ragged start....
  • Dolly Parton donating $1,000/month to every Tennessee family devastated by fires

    12/01/2016 1:46:00 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 79 replies
    http://globalnews.ca ^ | December 1, 2016 | By Brent Furdyk
    Dolly Parton has announced plans to donate $1,000 per month to every family who lost their home in the wildfires sweeping through the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The country music icon is helping the homeless families in need with the monthly donation for six months, until they get back on their feet. Parton will make the donations through her Dollywood Foundation, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel, noting that the foundation plans to make more information available on Friday. According to the newspaper, more than 150 homes and businesses in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, have been destroyed.
  • Why the ruling class' grip on America is failing

    On Sept. 6, 2016, Neal B. Freeman of the National Review published an interview with Angelo Codevilla, the author of “The Ruling Class.” The bottom line was that Dr. Codevilla has concluded that what he has estimated to be two-thirds of the country’s citizens are increasingly falling in with the increasing number of those who intend to vote for Donald J. Trump as president, despite having an opinion that he has significant shortcomings and that they are doing so because of their dissatisfaction, as the “country class,” with the ruling class. ****People have been able, with regard to one candidate,...
  • Crowd Cheers Clinton's Call To 'Raise Taxes On The Middle Class'

    08/03/2016 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 105 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | August 3, 2016 | Robert Kraychik
    Hillary Clinton called for raising taxes on the “middle class” while campaigning on Monday in Omaha, NE. Joined by left-wing Democrat billionaire Warren Buffett, she received applause from those in attendance. “Because while Warren is standing up for a fairer tax code, Trump wants to cut taxes for the super-rich,” said Clinton. “Well, we’re not going there, my friends. I’m telling you, right now - we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!”
  • J.D. Vance and the Anger of the White Working Class

    07/29/2016 2:17:54 PM PDT · by oblomov · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | 29 Jul 2016 | ALEXANDRA WOLFE
    J.D. Vance didn’t encounter anyone else with a personal story like his when he arrived at Yale Law School six years ago. His early family life in a poor town in eastern Ohio was tough, with a mother who became a drug addict and a partially absent father. He and his sister spent a lot of time with his grandparents, evangelical Christians who were originally from Kentucky and inspired Mr. Vance to do more with his life. His experiences are the basis of his new memoir, “Hillbilly Elegy.” The book started out as a quest to answer questions about his...
  • Paul Craig Roberts: "Americans Are A Conquered People"

    05/25/2016 10:38:02 PM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/24/2016 22:30 -0400 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, As readers know, I have seen some optimism in voters support for Trump and Sanders as neither are members of the corrupt Republican and Democratic political establishments. Members of both political establishments enrich themselves by betraying the American people and serving only the interest of the One Percent. The American people are being driven into the ground purely for the sake of more mega-billions for a handful of super-rich people. Neither political party is capable of doing anything whatsoever about it, and neither will. The optimism that I see is that the public’s support of...
  • Burying the White Working Class: Liberal condescension towards white workers is code for [tr]

    05/13/2016 1:19:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    The Jacobin ^ | May 13, 2016 | Connor Kilpatrick
    The white working class is a zombie that doesn’t know it’s dead. Or if it’s not fully zombified yet, its members are all too busy cleaning their AR-15s and posting racist comments on YouTube to vote for a progressive. That is, if they’re not already on the Trump bandwagon, which they probably are. At least that’s what the Democratic Party wants you to believe.
  • America’s middle class is headed toward extinction

    05/12/2016 7:40:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out. A widening wealth gap is moving more households into either higher- or lower-income groups in major metro areas, with fewer remaining in the middle, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. In nearly one-quarter of metro areas, middle-class adults no longer make up a majority, the Pew analysis found. That’s up from fewer than 10 percent of metro areas in 2000. Pew defines the middle class as households with incomes between two-thirds of median income and twice the median, adjusted for household size and the local...
  • Occupy Wall Street rises up for Sanders

    04/13/2016 2:05:44 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)The forces of Occupy Wall Street, splintered and faded in the aftermath of their 2011 demonstrations, are getting the band back together to boost Bernie Sanders ahead of next week's critical New York primary. Nearly five years since Occupy was evicted from Zuccotti Park, blocks from the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan, a coalition of organizers, labor leaders and progressive activists who lined up under the banner of "the 99 percent" are renewing their efforts in pursuit of a more traditional cause: Getting voters to the polls on April 19.
  • The Crisis of America’s White Working Class Is More Spiritual than Material

    04/13/2016 3:30:39 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | David French
    There is a story the media likes to tell about American economic and cultural history. It goes something like this: Once upon a time, decades ago, working-class Americans enjoyed a glide path to prosperity. Fathers and sons worked side-by-side at the mill or the plant or the quarry. They could expect high wages and lifetime employment. They could build and support families. Then, the mill closed. Jobs fled to China or automation rendered them superfluous. Families were cast upon a safety net shredded by heartless politicians, and with few prospects and no financial security, despair settled in... ...The Post’s piece...
  • High school Teacher Shops for Lingerie in Class

    03/16/2016 5:24:20 PM PDT · by seantruet · 9 replies
    albasun ^ | 17/03/2016 | seantruet
    A San Diego-area high school teacher has been suspended after a student recorded video of him browsing images of lingerie during class.
  • Why Washington’s Political Class Is Losing Control

    03/14/2016 12:20:13 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 44 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Sen. David Perdue
    The Washington political establishment has hit the panic button. Not because they are afraid of any one individual or candidate, but because they are afraid of losing their own political power. The Washington political establishment has hit the panic button. This town is filled with well-intentioned people who believe they are doing the right thing, but far too many have lost their way after years in Washington. Politicians pay more attention to special interests groups and powerful lobbyists writing checks to their next campaign, than listening to the people back home who sent them here in the first place. This...
  • At Christmastime, George W. Bush was Santa, Obama is Scrooge

    12/26/2015 10:04:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    ... In December, we never left Washington, D.C., until the day after Christmas. Never. Mr. Bush and his wife, Laura, would always depart the White House a few days before the holiday and hunker down at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. After a few years, I asked a low-level White House staffer why. I still remember what she said: "So all of us can be with our families on Christmas." ... By the way, some years, I got holiday duty, which meant I was off to Waco, Texas, the day after Christmas. But once again, the Bush White...
  • ‘Saint Barry’ Bedeviling Trump with his ever ready Race Card

    12/21/2015 8:43:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/21/15 | Judi McLeodi
    People who disagree with Obama's policies have been smeared as racists, Islamaphobes, bible thumpers and gun clingers If he weren’t so busy driving golf balls on his latest sunny, multi million dollar Hawaiian holiday, and having the New York Times putting the finishing touches to his newfound sainthood, President Barack Hussein Obama would likely be throwing darts at smiling pictures of Donald J. Trump. The gall of a president who goes so far out of his way to racially divide Americans to pull the race card and accuse Trump of “exploiting the resentment and anxieties of working-class men to boost...
  • Terrorism? Angry worker? Whichever, the carnage came from legal guns

    12/03/2015 1:29:36 PM PST · by familyop · 87 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec 3, 2015 | Scott Martelle, Contact Reporter
    The law of the land, regrettably, is that the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution protects an individual’s right to own a gun. But not a blanket right to own any kind of gun, and the San Bernardino killings showed yet again the kind of fast, massive carnage that comes with firing military-style weapons with magazines of cartridges at defenseless victims. That such guns can be sold legally to civilians is an atrocious idea, and renewing the federal assault weapons ban that lapsed in 2004 would be a good place to start attacking the problem.
  • Suburban Governments Were Just Nationalized by the Federal Government

    07/21/2015 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Sopater · 54 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 13, 2015 | S. Noble
    For years, the cities have been robbing the suburbs but they now have a scheme that will quickly end in a takeover of the suburbs by a leftist federal government. HUD announced enforcement of its new 377-page rule called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule which will allow them to move people from poor crime-ridden areas into “wealthy” suburbs. It was announced by leftist Julian Castro Monday. The rule has force behind it. Federal monies will be withheld and lawsuits accusing residents of racism will be filed. Any town that takes federal funds will be transformed. It is not only...