What Can be Done About Bad Legislation?

What Can be Done About Bad Legislation?

Written By: Clark Kent | Published: January-06-2015 | Category: SITUATIONS
Tagged Under: situations, truth, children, protect

There are many laws in the United States that are doing harm to our young people and costing taxpayers enormous amounts of money without delivering the level of societal benefit to justify the cost. ...

In order to begin organizing a more affective mechanism for eliminating the targeting of sexual offenders for misdirected legislation, while at the same time, creating laws that genuinely prote...

The Endgame

The Endgame

Written By: Publisher | Published: January-07-2015 | Category: SOLUTIONS
Tagged Under: solutions, endgame

The Endgame, offers a brief glimpse of what a post-capitalist world might look like. It begins with essays on the controversial topic of population control and the centuries old human nature debate. ...

It finishes with three articles exploring how capitalism is likely to collapse and political and social characteristics of post-capitalism. As an advocate of participatory democracy, I strongly...

Nonviolent Direct Action Brief

Nonviolent Direct Action Brief

Written By: Clark Kent | Published: January-07-2015 | Category: SITUATIONS
Tagged Under: situations, nonviolence, seminars

Role Play: As participants come in, they are immediately lined up across the room and told You are 3 blocks from the World Bank. 100 cops are behind you. Hold the line! The first to arrive are the blo...

? Introduce ourselves, explain ground rules, get agreement re media, etc. Agenda review. 10 Active listening - explanation, then debrief role play in pairs using active listening - feelings, h...

Affinity Groups: What they are, and how to organize

Affinity Groups: What they are, and how to organize

Written By: Clark Kent | Published: January-06-2015 | Category: SITUATIONS
Tagged Under: situations, affinity, groups

Affinity Groups Organize in clusters! Form a group with your friends! Be loud! Look exiting! Have fun! What is an affinity group? ...

An affinity group is a group of people who have an affinity for each other, know each others strengths and weaknesses, support each other, and do (or intend to do ) political/campaign work toge...

Social Activism: What it means to be a Social Activist

Social Activism: What it means to be a Social Activist

Written By: Clark Kent | Published: January-06-2015 | Category: SITUATIONS
Tagged Under: situations, social, activism

We believe firmly in nonviolence, yet the government is prepared to label any group that resists their policies as domestic terrorists. To engage in violence will only result in being hurt and being m...

We see it as an uncontestable point that if we are to build a peaceful world we, ourselves, must demonstrate that peaceful tactics can build that world. If social change is impossible through p...

Risky Policies: How Effective Are Restrictions on Sex Offenders in Reducing Reoffending?

Risky Policies: How Effective Are Restrictions on Sex Offenders in Reducing Reoffending?

Written By: Jimmy Olsen | Published: October-05-2014 | Category: ISSUES
Tagged Under: justice

Legal Analysis Sex offenders are one of the most reviled groups of felons.  In the past few decades, there has been a dramatic increase in laws and regulations governing virtually every facet of th...

 The policy decisions about how to deal with sex offenders flow largely in one direction: restrict them as much as possible.  This one-sided approach has created a complex web of restrictions t...

Ex-Cowboys defensive standout Pugh dies

Ex-Cowboys defensive standout Pugh dies

Written By: Clark Kent | Published: January-07-2015 | Category: SITUATIONS
Tagged Under:

IRVING, Texas -- Jethro Pugh played alongside Hall of Famers Bob Lilly and Randy White in a long career as a defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, which may explain why he was among the most unsu...

 Pugh, who played in the first four Super Bowls for Dallas and was part of a "Doomsday Defense" that won two of them, died Wednesday. He was 70.   [+] Enlarge Manny Rubio/USA TODAY Sport...

Sources: Grizzlies vying for Deng or Green

Sources: Grizzlies vying for Deng or Green

Written By: Clark Kent | Published: January-07-2015 | Category: SITUATIONS
Tagged Under:

The Memphis Grizzlies, looking to bolster their scoring options on the wing in the ever-competitive Western Conference, are actively trying to obtain Miami's Luol Deng or Boston's Jeff Green ahead of ...

  No deal is imminent, sources said, but it has become clear that the Grizzlies are intent on upgrading their wing rotation. The teams behind third-place Memphis (25-10) in the Western Confere...

Cavaliers' Smith pledges to shoot from hip

Cavaliers' Smith pledges to shoot from hip

Written By: Clark Kent | Published: January-07-2015 | Category: SITUATIONS
Tagged Under:

CLEVELAND -- Before J.R. Smith made his forgettable debut Wednesday for the Cleveland Cavaliers in their 105-93 loss to the Houston Rockets, the shooting guard vowed to do exactly what his playing pos...

"Worse come to worse ... my motto is, 'When in doubt, shoot the ball,'" Smith said before going 0-for-5 in 18 minutes off the bench against the Rockets, albeit with two of his shots better desc...

Obama's day: A housing speech in Phoenix

Obama's day: A housing speech in Phoenix

Written By: Publisher | Published: January-07-2015 | Category: SOLUTIONS
Tagged Under:

President Obama continues a cross-country economic tour Thursday with a housing speech in Phoenix. ...

Seeking to encourage more home purchases, Obama will announce a 0.5% cut in annual mortgage insurance premiums on loans from the Federal Housing. The president will also "put a spotlight on ho...

Vermont candidate asks for last-minute votes on YouTube

Vermont candidate asks for last-minute votes on YouTube

Written By: Publisher | Published: January-06-2015 | Category: SOLUTIONS
Tagged Under:

BURLINGTON, Vt. — With just days to go before Vermont lawmakers cast votes in the governor's race, Republican candidate Scott Milne has renewed his campaign — on YouTube. ...

The 180 members of the Senate and House of Representatives will elect the governor on Thursday because neither Milne nor incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, won a majority of the popular...

Is that a threat? White House veto signals often nuanced

Is that a threat? White House veto signals often nuanced

Written By: Publisher | Published: January-06-2015 | Category: SOLUTIONS
Tagged Under:

WASHINGTON — When White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest addressed the Keystone XL Pipeline bill on Tuesday, his response seemed unequivocal: "If this bill passes this Congress, the president wouldn...

"Are we correct in reporting this as a veto threat?" a reporter asked. "Yes," Earnest replied. But when the White House issued the formal veto threat the next morning — through what's known...

Pat Toomey to indulge Senate's sweet tooth

The Republican from Pennsylvania is charged in the 114th Congress with stocking the historic Senate candy desk, a tradition that goes back 50 years. ...

Bill on full-time workweek sets up White House showdown

WASHINGTON — The House is expected to approve Thursday a bill that would increase the number of hours an employee has to work before the employer must offer health insurance under the A...

Suit: Christine O'Donnell illegally used campaign funds

WILMINGTON, Del. — Christine O'Donnell's controversial U.S. Senate bid from 2010 just won't go away. ...

Top House Republican: 'I reject bigotry of all forms'

WASHINGTON — House Republicans continued to rally support Wednesday behind Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., who has been under fire since it was revealed that he addressed a white su...

Big donors fund inaugural parties for new governors

WASHINGTON — The election may be over, but the fundraising hasn't stopped for some of the nation's governors, whose allies are busy collecting more money from donors to help underwrite ...

BREAKING NEWS

Source: McCoy cleared, to start for Redskins

Source: McCoy cleared, to start for Redskins

Written By: Clark Kent | Published: December-12-2014 | Category: SITUATIONS
Tagged Under: sports

McCoy had suffered an aggravated nerve in his neck in Sunday's 24-0 loss to St. Louis and couldn't finish the game. But he practic...

Sen. Udall: Obama must purge torture supporters

Sen. Udall: Obama must purge torture supporters

Written By: Publisher | Published: December-09-2014 | Category: SOLUTIONS
Tagged Under:

WASHINGTON — President Obama must purge his administration of anyone who developed or ran a CIA interrogation program that torture...

Cowboys RB Murray active, plays vs. Colts

Cowboys RB Murray active, plays vs. Colts

Written By: Clark Kent | Published: December-20-2014 | Category: SITUATIONS
Tagged Under:

DeMarco Murray Active ESPNDallas.com columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor discusses DeMarco Murray's active status and how much time ...

Advertise Here

Subscribe to our e-news

Daily E-News Delivery

Get the latest news in your inbox, never miss a beat with our e-newsletter. The best thing is it's free to join! Sign up for free today!

cso728x90-leader-dwayne

quote of the day

"The greatest tyrannies are always perpetuated in the name of the noblest causes."

-Thomas Paine

ISSUES NOW

Risky Policies: How Effective Are Restrictions on Sex Offenders in Reducing Reoffending?

Risky Policies: How Effective Are Restrictions on Sex Offenders in Reducing Reoffending?

Legal Analysis Sex offenders are one of the most reviled groups of felons.  In the past few decades, there has been a dramatic increase in laws and regulations governing virtually every facet of their lives. ...

Boston Public Schools Closed Due to Extreme Weather

Boston Public Schools will be closed on Thursday because of the cold and windy weather conditions, the city said Wednesday night. ...

Deval Patricks Legacy, as Explained Through His MEMA Vest

After eight years in the State House, Governor Deval Patrick is returning to his life as a private citizen. And he’s taking his black MEMA vest, a symbol of his softer side, with him. ...

Bostonians Hold Boston Is Charlie Signs After Paris Shootings

Holding “Boston Is Charlie” signs, a crowd stood in solidarity by the French Consulate in Boston on Wednesday evening to show support for the victims of a Paris shooting that targeted the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. ...

SOLUTIONS NOW

The Endgame

The Endgame

The Endgame, offers a brief glimpse of what a post-capitalist world might look like. It begins with essays on the controversial topic of population control and the centuries old human nature debate. ...

Obama's day: A housing speech in Phoenix

President Obama continues a cross-country economic tour Thursday with a housing speech in Phoenix. ...

Vermont candidate asks for last-minute votes on YouTube

BURLINGTON, Vt. — With just days to go before Vermont lawmakers cast votes in the governor's race, Republican candidate Scott Milne has renewed his campaign — on YouTube. ...

Is that a threat? White House veto signals often nuanced

WASHINGTON — When White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest addressed the Keystone XL Pipeline bill on Tuesday, his response seemed unequivocal: "If this bill passes this Congress, the president wouldn't sign it." ...

STORIES TODAY

Fairytale Economics

Fairytale Economics

This is the first of three articles debunking the myths we are fed about the global economic crisis. Unpacking the Lies About the Global Economic Crisis The only way I know to make sense of the global economic crisis is to assume,...

Action Basics

This is the 'action basic' we are giving twice or three times a day here - it addresses some of the concerns raised at the ruckus camps trainings intended for people of color activists around oppression/liberation issues.) -- Andr...

Indian women hear some crazy things about their periods

DELHI, India — Having your period? Don't touch the pickled mango, it will spoil. Don't enter the temple, you're unclean. Dig a hole and bury your sanitary napkins in the ground. ...

Timeline: Terror attacks in Europe over the years

French police officers and forensic experts examine the car used by armed gunmen who stormed the Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people.(Photo: Dominique Faget, AFP/Getty Images) ...

LAW WATCH

Windows 10 will breathe life back into Microsoft's operating system, Lenovo says

Windows 10 will breathe life back into Microsoft's operating system, Lenovo says

As the Windows 10 release gets closer, excitement around the OS is growing among those waiting to close the curtain on Windows 8. ...

Blocks modular smartwatch plans November launch, possible Android-based OS, and waterproof design

LAS VEGAS—Looking at a chunky prototype of the world’s first modular smartwatch, it’s hard to believe we’ll see a finished product this year. But Blocks Wearables is still planning to ship by November, preceded by a Kickstarter ca...

Wearables expand to waistline, feet, and fingers

Wearables for the wrist are all the rage at this year’s International CES show, but companies are also coming up with devices meant to be worn on your waist, your feet and your index finger. ...

Toshiba's health wearable unlocks the mysteries of the night

If you have problems sleeping, Toshiba has a wearable device that can help unlock the mysteries of your night. ...

ALTERNATIVES TODAY

It wasn't love at first sight for Aniston

It wasn't love at first sight for Aniston

It doesn’t sound like it was exactly love at first sight for Jennifer Aniston when it comes to Justin Theroux, who is now, of course, her fiance. ...

Angelina Jolie visits the Vatican

Angelina Jolie was at the Vatican on Thursday morning. Photos popped up on Twitter of the star posing with priests. ...

Sia sorry for video's 'pedophilia' imagery

Pop singer Sia has posted an apology on Twitter for her new provocative video for the song Elastic Heart. ...

Rashad says she was misquoted on Cosby

Phylicia Rashad raised eyebrows earlier this week when she commented on the numerous sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby with a seemingly callous remark. ...

SITUATIONS AMERICA

What Can be Done About Bad Legislation?

What Can be Done About Bad Legislation?

There are many laws in the United States that are doing harm to our young people and costing taxpayers enormous amounts of money without delivering the level of societal benefit to justify the cost. .

Nonviolent Direct Action Brief

Role Play: As participants come in, they are immediately lined up across the room and told You are 3 blocks from the World Bank. 100 cops are behind you. Hold the line! The first to arrive are the blockaders, as latecomers straggl...

Affinity Groups: What they are, and how to organize

Affinity Groups Organize in clusters! Form a group with your friends! Be loud! Look exiting! Have fun! What is an affinity group? ...

Social Activism: What it means to be a Social Activist

We believe firmly in nonviolence, yet the government is prepared to label any group that resists their policies as domestic terrorists. To engage in violence will only result in being hurt and being marginalized. ...

MORE NEWS

LAW WATCH

Five apps to help with your holiday shopping

Black Friday may be over, but your holiday shopping probably isn't. Unfortunately, most shopping apps focus on deals and sales, not your holiday shopping strategy (unless...

0 : Comments Tweet this article!

SOLUTIONS

Potential 2016 GOP candidate: Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee served as governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007, following a three-year stint as lieutenant governor. He had an unsuccessful bid for the GOP presidential n...

0 : Comments Tweet this article!

LAW WATCH

If the iPhone 6 is too big for you, just wait: An 'iPhone mini' may be coming in 2015

The iPhone 6 is too big. I've heard that as much as I've heard praise for the new, larger iPhones, which have in any case outsold prior iPhones. But for those who miss th...

0 : Comments Tweet this article!

Advertisement

Latest Comments

AUTHORS

Publisher

We're constantly looking for news and articles of importance for our readers to digest. Our network is nor abut "the bad news" all of the time. We hope to present some positive articles and reports to our readers.

+ MORE

Peter Parker

We're constantly looking for news and articles of importance for our readers to digest. Our network is nor abut "the bad news" all of the time. We hope to present some positive articles and reports to our readers.

+ MORE

Lois Lane

We're constantly looking for news and articles of importance for our readers to digest. Our network is nor abut "the bad news" all of the time. We hope to present some positive articles and reports to our readers.

+ MORE

Jimmy Olsen

We're constantly looking for news and articles of importance for our readers to digest. Our network is nor abut "the bad news" all of the time. We hope to present some positive articles and reports to our readers.

+ MORE