· If there are enough people in prison to swing an election, don't you think there might be too many people in prison? Especially in our privatized prisons, where the contracting corporation makes a hefty profit on each inmate.
· Buried in the multiple corruptions of the Trump administration is the news that Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma spent millions of tax dollars on a Republican PR firm to generate positive press for herself. That this isn't a first-rate scandal speaks volumes.
· According to the non-partisan Economic Policy Center, we rank with New York and Connecticut for the worst income inequality. The top 1% of Florida residents have an average annual income of $1.54 million -- almost 40 times than that of the other 99% of us, who average just $39,094.
Democratization of Dress
I first began thinking about this a while back, when there was a touching news photo of two young black men on either side of an older white woman: they had seen her pay for gas with pennies from an empty wallet, and they followed her to the parking lot to give her their cash. The stereotype would be the opposite, and it got me to thinking about how much recent styles in dress and appearance have helped create a stronger democracy. You just can't tell who is who these days, and that's good. Read More