Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Michelle Alexander-author of "The New Jim Crow" to talk at Dillard University: Wednesday, November 28

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow and Associate Professor of Law at The Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law, will be giving the Ortique Lecture at Dillard University.  The talk will take place this Wednesday (i.e., tomorrow) at 7pm in the Georges Auditorium.  It's free and open to the public.  Definitely worth seeing.   More information below.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


This is hilarious.

$380,000/year = The 1%

Who's the 1%? It's probably not you or anyone you know.  This if from Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks.  He's a bit annoying, but makes good points. 2:00-2:45 is when he really hits on how most of the 1% aren't taxed around the 30% rate most people are.  Instead they're taxed around 15% because of the different ways they can claim their money.

Here's an article on how we got to this point of wealth/income inequality. Big surprise, both republicans and democrats are [almost] equally guilty.

Global Wealth Inequality by Nation:

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on the 2012 Election and Obama's Progressivism

Here's a discussion with Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West on Obama's record as a progressive, poverty, and other issues related to the latest presidential election.  They also discuss their latest book: "The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto."  This is courtesy of Democracy Now!.

Part 1: On the election.


Part 2: On Obama and Poverty.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Breakdown of the Popular Vote by Precinct

Democrats and Non-Whites Experience Longer Voter Lines

I'm not in the least bit surprised by this.  Courtesy of TalkingPointsMemo. We can critique the source of the study all we want, but lets not pretend that these changes in voting polices don't have any real effect and that it's not random.  Plus, we should pay attention to who's calling for shorter early voting periods. Nobody's gonna support policy that hurts their own parties or groups.  This needs to be fixed.  Plus, I always wondered why election day is not a national holiday.  Seems like it's important enough to warrant time off so we can take care of our civic duties.