It can be very tiring sometimes, having to consistently stand up and fight so for so many of our basic rights. However, if we don't stand up right now and fight to save Net Neutrality, then it's going to become a helluva lot harder to stand up and fight for all our other basic rights.
Net Neutrality may sound extremely boring (what- IP routing protocols aren't your bag?) and like something that's not relevant to our everyday lives, but you'll really miss it, if and when it's gone. If the Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal net neutrality in nine days, then our daily lives will change dramatically, and greatly for the worse.
However, we still have plenty of time to protest and make our voices heard...
There's a reason Hollywood has made so many movies about WWII, and many more films about this conflict than any other war in our history.
Total Good versus complete evil is a concept that only truly exists in fiction, not in real life, but of all the wars that the United States of America has fought, World War 2 is the one where we really were "the good guys" and our foes were "the bad guys."
Atrocities are committed in every war, some bad people in every militia, but overall, the point remains clear - Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were the bad guys. Period...
If you’re not following Mom's Demand Action Founder
and Everytown for Gun Safety
activist Shannon Watts on Twitter,
then you really should be. In the wake of the Sutherland Springs mass shooting, she truly put Texas Governor Greg Abbott in his place
Abbott did the stereotypical meaningless and completely cliche “thoughts and prayers” bit, and as you obviously know, thinking and praying is not taking action. If you clicked on this, then you most likely read or would be interested in reading our essay on the total worthlessness that is the act of tweeting thoughts and prayers
What does it take for someone to get on a public platform and literally say "I'm with the child molester!"
How can an individual have such a repulsion to the Democratic Party that they consciously side with a pedophile instead?
I guess we'll have to ask Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, who says she plans to vote for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. This despite Ivey saying “I have no reason to disbelieve any of them [the women]" and will still vote for Moore because "we need to have a Republican in the United States Senate" in order to maintain a majority, and thus confirm conservative appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court...
Despite what F. Scott Fitzgerald claimed, there are indeed second acts in American lives. People reinvent their public personas in grand and innovative styles all the time. Colin Kaepernick could be formulating his second act right now as he could be forced into it much earlier than anticipated.
It doesn’t look like he’s going to be getting a NFL job this year despite the fact that he’s
a.) still in his physical prime at age 29 and
b.) coming off a very solid season in which he was a respectable 17th in the NFL in passer rating and accomplished an elite 16-4 TD to INT ratio.
The bad news for Kaepernick is that his prospects in football don’t look promising for this fall...
Substantial and serious division has always been a part of the American experience. It goes as far back as declaring independence on Great Britain and fighting a revolution for the ideals stated in that document. While it ebbs and flows between strong unity (WWII, 9/11 are great examples) and contentious divisiveness (1960s, the Civil War), we're usually all on the same page when it comes to some basic human rights and civil liberties.
Sadly, 2017 is not one of those times. The cold-blooded murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA was the most publicized in a string of neo-fascist terrorist attacks in the United States. Even after this deplorable tragedy, a poll showed that about 9% of the voting public (roughly 22 million Americans) still believed that Neo-Nazism and white supremacy are acceptable.