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  • The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don’t have enough to eat

    04/03/2018 5:06:12 PM PDT · by bgill · 193 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Caitlin Dewey
    Caleb Torres lost seven pounds his freshman year of college — and not because he didn’t like the food in the dining hall. A first-generation college student, barely covering tuition, Torres ran out of grocery money halfway through the year and began skipping meals as a result. He’d stretch a can of SpaghettiOs over an entire day. Or he’d scout George Washington University campus for events that promised free lunch or snacks. Torres told no one what he was going through, least of all his single mom. "She had enough things to worry about," he said... Now a senior and...
  • Op-Ed What's missing when you hike the California backcountry? People of color

    08/28/2016 10:55:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 132 replies ^ | Aug. 28, 2016 | Nina Revoyr
    Last month, two friends and I backpacked for a week in the Sierra Nevada. We hiked through meadows dotted with wildflowers, slept beneath snow-draped peaks and met plenty of other hikers: the dad and son whose Green Bay Packers caps sparked a conversation about our mutual ties to Wisconsin; scientists from UC Santa Cruz studying flowers and rock formations; five recent college grads from Kentucky who were hiking the John Muir Trail before they scattered to begin their adult lives. But as the days passed, I grew increasingly troubled by the people we didn’t meet. There were a few...
  • Black Lives Matter Was Gaining Ground. Then a Sniper Opened Fire.

    07/10/2016 11:07:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 9, 2016 | Michael Barbaro and Yamiche Alcindor
    It felt like a watershed moment for a scattered and still-young civil rights movement. Inside Black Lives Matter, the national revulsion over videos of police officers shooting to death black men in Minnesota and Louisiana was undeniable proof that the group’s message of outrage and demands for justice had finally broken through. Even the white governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, in a pained public concession, embraced the movement’s central argument. “Would this have happened if those passengers — the driver and the passengers — were white?” he asked. “I don’t think it would’ve.” Then, in an instant, everything changed. Black...
  • LETTER: Military maneuvers startle already-stressed UND campus

    03/23/2016 11:14:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 74 replies ^ | March 20, 2016 | Heidi Czerwiec
    Apparently, it's not enough that UND's administration is attacking the quality of education by cutting programs and experienced faculty and jacking class sizes. Now, we must also feel under physical attack as well. I look up from my office computer to see two figures in camo with guns outside my window. My first thought is for my students' and my safety: I grab my phone, crawl under my desk and call 911. The dispatcher keeps me on the line until someone can see if ROTC is doing maneuvers. I can barely talk—first, with fear, and then with rage when the...
  • For young Muslims, the struggle to belong is 'emotionally draining'

    12/15/2015 6:49:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 70 replies
    Los Angles Times ^ | Peter H. King
    They come to him — students, co-workers and congregants alike, sometimes in tears — with their questions: What should we do, Imam Zaid? What should we do about the suspicion, about the hatred, about the second glances and the threat of confrontations on the street? What should we do about Donald Trump and his rhetorical attacks on Muslim immigrants? And how do we process the deadly attacks by people who invoked our religion? Should we return to our ancestral home countries, hunker down in the shadows?
  • Whites earn more than blacks — even on eBay [projectile vomit alert]

    12/11/2015 4:45:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/11/15 | Ana Swanson
    Race influences how people are treated in subtle – and not-so-subtle – ways. African-Americans are not only more likely to be pulled over by the police, arrested for marijuana use, and incarcerated than whites are. Past studies have shown that African-Americans are also charged more when buying cars, receive fewer letters from their state legislators, and get less extensive medical care.Now researchers have shown that racial biases also extend to selling things on eBay. In a study published in October by the RAND Journal of Economics, Ian Ayres and Christine Jolls of Yale Law School and Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard...
  • People Need To STOP Bashing Sarah Palin Over McCain

    03/26/2010 8:44:09 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 386 replies · 4,629+ views
    So yeah, I'm getting sick and tired of how people are bashing Sarah Palin over her endorsement of McCain. We all know why she's doing it and she has my complete respect and support. So, anyway, conservatives are fighting amongst each other over this and it really is pathetic! On Sarah's Facebook page, people keep lamenting, whining and moaning over it, and I kept calmly trying to calm them down, but they wouldn't listen. Finally, I lost it and said: "FOR GOD'S SAKE, PEOPLE, PULL YOURSELVES TOGETHER!!!!! THIS IS NOT HOW A GROUP OF PATRIOTS ACTS!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY, DOES SOMEONE HAVE...
  • Barack Obama forced to live in Washington hotel

    12/31/2008 4:59:06 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 83 replies · 3,633+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/1/2009 | Toby Harnden in Washington
    Barack Obama is to move to Washington this weekend but will be forced to stay in a hotel after President George W. Bush said an official residence was "not available". The Obama family are bidding farewell to Chicago and moving to the American capital shortly after their Hawaii holiday ends on Thursday because daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, seven, are due to start school. Mr Obama had requested to stay at Blair House, opposite the White House, but was told by the Bush administration it was booked up for farewell "receptions and gatherings" and was "not available" until January 15,...
  • Large Recording Companies v. The Defenseless

    07/30/2008 12:19:51 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 12 replies · 212+ views
    Beckerman Legal (via Slashdot) ^ | July 29, 2008 | Ray Beckerman
    As every federal judge must be painfully aware by now, an estimated 30,000 ordinary people2 have been sued during the past four years in U.S. district courts by the world’s four largest record companies, EMI, SONY BMG, Warner Brothers Records, and Vivendi/Universal, or their affiliates. The suits have been brought for alleged infringement of sound recording copyrights. Although these companies are represented by a trade association, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), none of the hundreds of other members of this association has participated in the litigation campaign. The large majority of the defendants have defaulted, and the default...
  • Obama Warns Republicans About Critical Ads

    05/18/2008 11:26:11 AM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies · 249+ views
    CHICAGO -- Perhaps no one took greater comfort in the Republican Party's third straight loss of a long-held House seat this week than Barack Obama, who says the results point to clear limits in the effectiveness of attack ads he expects this fall. The Democratic presidential candidate played a prominent role in all three special elections to fill vacant GOP seats, and he landed on the winning side each time. In recent contests in Louisiana and Mississippi, Republicans or their allies ran TV ads linking the Democratic House nominees to Obama, warning that a vote for them was a tacit...

    04/10/2008 8:23:51 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 86 replies · 121+ views
    NEALZ NUZE ^ | April 10, 2008 | NEAL BOORTZ
    OK ... STAND BY FOR ME TO GO BALLISTIC ABOUT FAIRTAX OPPONENTS Twenty two million dollars. For those of you who do better with numbers than letters, that would be $22,000,000.00. That's the amount of money spent to come up with the original FairTax plan. This money was spent on research by economists and other financial groups; on focus groups across the country; and on comprehensive studies of alternative ways of raising revenue for the operation of government and the consequences of those various methods. Twenty-two million bucks, and day after day we have to suffer the uninformed and frankly...
  • Clinton: Playing Field for Her as Candidate Not Even Because of Her Gender

    02/28/2008 6:42:39 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 40 replies · 146+ views
    abc ^ | 02/28/08 | abcblog
    In an interview with ABC News' Cynthia McFadden to air on this evening's "Nightline," Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., says it's tougher for her to run as a woman than it is for her male opponent. Asked why she thinks so many women may be feeling sorry for her, Clinton said, "I think a lot of women project their own feelings and their lives onto me, and they see how hard this is. It's hard. It's hard being a woman out there. It is obviously challenging with some of the things that are said that are not even personal to me...
  • The Internet Should Work Like Our Democracy [Democrat Broadcsster Blasts Freepers]

    09/15/2007 11:42:16 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 190 replies · 3,964+ views
    DemocraticTalk ^ | November 24, 2006 | Stephen Crocket & Al Lawrence
    The Internet Should Work Like Our Democracy Internet harassment of Democratic or progressive political activists is a serious problem that seems to be growing in scale and scope. Many Internet active Democrats have long been aware of organized harassment campaigns from large groups of Far Right Wing Republican cyber terrorists. These tactics and harassment campaigns have created the terms “freeped” and “freeper” because it looks like many of the extremists involved seem to rally for the attacks with individual of a similar political bent at Free Everyone active at Free are not involved in the “freeper” attacks....

    04/05/2007 8:46:45 PM PDT · by Pistolshot · 399 replies · 6,232+ views
    April 5, 2007 | Self
    I came here in 1998 looking for conservative, logical, thoughtful conversation and debate on the things that matter to us the most. I was a Reagan Republican. One of those who had watched in horror as our embassy staff in Tehran was taken by fanatics. The answer should have been overwhelming force, but it was Carter, that limp-wristed, can’t-we-just talk-this-out, weakling who had made the military a shambles, and stripped it of its soul because of VietNam. I knew from the beginning that there was no room in this world for weakness and that was the beginning of my road...
  • Libertarians, Please GO AWAY

    11/08/2006 10:24:16 AM PST · by Keltik · 457 replies · 8,425+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11-08-06 | Me
    At this link: Neil Boortz is quoted as saying: "So how did I actually vote when I got that provisional ballot in my hand. Straight Libertarian." Thank you Neil Boortz. Thanks to you and those who think like you, we now have the Democrats in control of Congress. I hope you and your ilk are very happy. Free Republic is allegedly a CONSERVATIVE web site. Will you libertarians please go somewhere like, where you can laugh and smile about how you put the Republicans out of power, and leave Free Republic to the conservatives. Oh, and one more...
  • Empty pockets promise grim Eid feast for Gazans [Here's a quarter]

    10/23/2006 5:45:22 AM PDT · by Alouette · 18 replies · 652+ views
    AFP ^ | Oct. 23, 2006 | Mehdi Lebouachera
    GAZA CITY (AFP) - In Gaza City's Firas market the stalls are laden with gift items and toys, fireworks and new clothes, cooking utensils and fish, as people crowd around, looking, touching and walking on. As the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan draws to an end and people look ahead to the Eid al-Fitr holiday that follows, there is little thought of feasting, except to look back fondly to Eids gone past. Amid the din of shopkeepers hawking their wares over loudspeakers, Abdulkarim says "people are coming, but they're not buying ... They don't have any money." "I only get...
  • 'Fair and Balanced' Fox News Called On Alleged Pro-Homosexual Support

    09/14/2006 12:04:14 PM PDT · by bennyjakobowski · 32 replies · 1,127+ views
    (AgapePress) - A conservative pro-family group is challenging Fox News Channel over an alleged $10,000 contribution it made to sponsor a conference last weekend for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). Americans for Truth, an organization formed to monitor and expose elements of the homosexual agenda in the nation's culture, says if Fox News did make this contribution, the supposed "fair and balanced" network needs to contribute equally to a conservative organization if its slogan is to have credence. Both the pro-family group and WorldNetDaily reported on the network's alleged contribution to NLGJA, which is listed on the...
  • Man Denied Mother's Day Tote Bag Sues MLB Team

    05/11/2006 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Abathar · 71 replies · 1,466+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | May 11, 2006 | AP
    SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A Los Angeles man who was denied a red nylon tote bag during a Mother's Day promotion at an Angels baseball game has filed a sex and age discrimination lawsuit against the team. The class action claim filed by Michael Cohn alleges that thousands of males and fans under age 18 are entitled to $4,000 in damages each because they were treated unequally at last May's promotion. Women over 18 received the gifts. Angel officials said Cohn was the only person who complained about the giveaway and that the team is proud of its promotions. This...
  • The Pessimism Deficit

    02/24/2006 6:01:19 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies · 296+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 19, 2006 | Sarah Vowell
    My go-to worldview is pessimism. I see a Times Square billboard promoting a musical that has its audience "dancing in the aisles" and I can't help but think, "That is a fire hazard." But it has been my happy experience that if one moves through life in a constant state of low-key dread, then one gets to be continually pleasantly surprised.... I got the feeling that he was asking for reasons to be optimistic about the government Alas, I see my initial worries about the current administration as the greatest betrayal in my whole life by my old pal pessimism....
  • Ready, aim, misfire

    02/14/2006 12:57:36 PM PST · by SmithL · 40 replies · 1,266+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/14/6 | Editor
    WE'LL LEAVE the lawyer jokes and wisecracks about a trigger-happy foreign policy to talk-show comics. But Vice President Dick Cheney's accidental shooting of an attorney buddy on a quail hunt has a serious side beyond the birdshot injuries. The incident took nearly 24 hours to be made public, and then only when the ranch owner hosting the hunt poured out her chatty, impressionistic account in a phone call to a local Corpus Christi, Texas, newspaper. Using this uncontradicted account, the vice president swung his shotgun to follow a quail and accidentally shot a hunting pal in the face and chest...