Blog

India builds a wall to hide its poor days before Trump’s visit, leaving thousands homeless

India builds a wall to hide its poor days before Trump’s visit, leaving thousands homeless

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is often compared to Donald Trump, especially when it comes to his anti-Muslim policies. Now Modi has made international headlines for yet another similarity: He’s constructing a massive wall … but unlike Trump’s goal of keeping immigrants out, Modi’s wall was built to hide the country’s poverty from the gold-plated American president. Government officials in one of India’s largest states have built a barrier that’s over 1,000 feet wide and four feet high ahead of…

Read More Read More

Don’t just blame the parents: Trump’s rhetoric is shaping a generation of bullies

Don’t just blame the parents: Trump’s rhetoric is shaping a generation of bullies

Imagine your kindergartner comes home in tears because a group of other kindergartners surrounded her, shouting horrible things like “Go back to Mexico!” and “Get ready to be deported.” Imagine your middle-schooler gets off the school bus in the afternoon and won’t speak to you or anyone else. Later, he tells you that kids he thought were his friends formed a “wall” in the hallway by linking their arms together and wouldn’t let him near his locker to get his books. Why? Because he wasn’t white, the boys…

Read More Read More

When the richest people in our country are far wealthier than you can imagine

When the richest people in our country are far wealthier than you can imagine

Amazon CEO and richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos, just bought a new mansion! According to The Wall Street Journal, Bezos set a record in Los Angeles by purchasing a 9-acre property, formerly owned by entertainment mogul David Geffen, for $165 million. That’s in U.S. dollars. WSJ says this breaks the previous Los Angeles real estate record set at the end of 2019 by Lachlan Murdoch, who paid $150 million to buy the Bel-Air estate that was used in the…

Read More Read More

Colorado lawmakers want to ban the term ‘illegal aliens’ from public service contracts

Colorado lawmakers want to ban the term ‘illegal aliens’ from public service contracts

Two Colorado lawmakers have proposed a bill, HB20-1294, that will replace the term “illegal alien” with “undocumented immigrant” in all public and government contracts. Inspired by a bill that banned the use of the term in New York City and introduced Feb. 12, the legislation is sponsored by Colorado state Rep. Susan Lontine and state Sen. Julie Gonzales. It will be heard by the Colorado General Assembly’s House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs committee on Feb. 27. Lontine believes that…

Read More Read More

Bloomberg quietly plotting brokered convention strategy

Bloomberg quietly plotting brokered convention strategy

LAS VEGAS — Mike Bloomberg is privately lobbying Democratic Party officials and donors allied with his moderate opponents to flip their allegiance to him — and block Bernie Sanders — in the event of a brokered national convention. The effort, largely executed by Bloomberg’s senior state-level advisers in recent weeks, attempts to prime Bloomberg for a second-ballot contest at the Democratic National Convention in July by poaching supporters of Joe Biden and other moderate Democrats, according to two Democratic strategists…

Read More Read More

Buttigieg issues new plea for cash amid Super Tuesday crunch

Buttigieg issues new plea for cash amid Super Tuesday crunch

LAS VEGAS — Pete Buttigieg’s campaign set a goal of raising $13 million by Super Tuesday in an urgent new fundraising message, a sign of the financial pinch Buttigieg and other Democrats are feeling as they compete with billionaire Michael Bloomberg and online dynamo Bernie Sanders. Buttigieg set himself up as an alternative to those candidates in an email going out to supporters Thursday afternoon, which was obtained first by POLITICO. “We are no longer just up against Bernie Sanders,…

Read More Read More

Warren taunts Bloomberg with document to release his employees from NDAs

Warren taunts Bloomberg with document to release his employees from NDAs

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Thursday urged Mike Bloomberg to sign a document that the Massachusetts senator drafted to release the billionaire’s former employees from non-disclosure agreements. Warren opened a CNN town hall the way she began Wednesday night’s debate: with her sights trained on Bloomberg. Only this time she walked onstage carrying a document to kick off her Las Vegas event. “So, I’ve brought something with me today,” she said, before recalling her confrontation with Bloomberg over NDAs…

Read More Read More

Poll: Biden leads Sanders, Steyer in South Carolina

Poll: Biden leads Sanders, Steyer in South Carolina

Joe Biden’s once-yawning advantage in South Carolina is now just a narrow lead over Bernie Sanders and Tom Steyer, according to a Winthrop University poll released Thursday. In the poll, Biden is at 24 percent support. He’s followed by Sanders’ 19 percent and Steyer’s 15 percent — the only other candidates in double-digits. Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Tulsi Gabbard are all well behind them. Buttigieg is at 7 percent, Warren is at 6 percent, Klobuchar is at…

Read More Read More

Poll: Sanders leads Democratic race in California

Poll: Sanders leads Democratic race in California

A second poll this week shows Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the Democratic presidential race in California, the biggest prize of the crucial March 3 Super Tuesday primaries. Sanders outpaces his presidential rivals in claiming about a quarter of likely Democratic primary voters, 24 percent, according to a new Monmouth University Poll. Sanders is followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 17 percent, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg at 13 percent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 10 percent and…

Read More Read More