Israel Bans Novel About Interracial Romance

Israel Bans Novel About Interracial Romance

The Israeli Education Ministry has decided to ban a book from high school literature classes for showing a relationship between an Israeli Jew and a Palestinian Arab. The book, by Dorit Rabinyan, is called “Gader Haya,” or “Borderline” in English. It shows the relationship between an Israeli translator and a Palestinian artist when they meet […]

Crazy Ideas Last Longer Than The Idiots Who Proposed Them

Crazy Ideas Last Longer Than The Idiots Who Proposed Them

Whatever happens with Donald Trump’s candidacy– whether he rides his durable poll numbers to the Republican nomination, runs as an independent, or withdraws from the race completely– the ideas he’s introduced to the mainstream political dialogue will have a long shelf life. In the wake of the Paris attacks in November, a lot of politically […]

You Won’t Believe Whose Mobile Home Empire Is Exploiting Minorities

You Won’t Believe Whose Mobile Home Empire Is Exploiting Minorities

Clayton Homes is a low-cost mobile home provider in the US. Recently, they were the focus of an investigation by the Seattle Times and Buzzfeed. The investigation has exposed racially targeted, predatory lending practices. Here’s the kicker: Clayton Homes is owned by Warren Buffet. Clayton Homes company hallways are adorned with motivational posters starring a smiling […]

The Future Is Now: Renewable Energy Tax Credits May End Demand For Fossil Fuels

The Future Is Now: Renewable Energy Tax Credits May End Demand For Fossil Fuels

Congress has passed a spending bill this month has the potential to continue America’s path toward a sustainable energy future! The bill extends tax credits for the development of renewable energy. These credits will make it easier for companies to continue pursuing renewable energy options, with solar and wind power research being the largest beneficiaries. […]

$15 Minimum Wage Movement Popularity Could Win Election For Dems

$15 Minimum Wage Movement Popularity Could Win Election For Dems

Is the $15 minimum wage movement about to become a 2016 Democrat talking point? During the debate on Saturday night, only Bernie Sanders came out explicitly for the $15 minimum wage increase. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, also expressed tepid enthusiasm for a substantial raise in wages for America’s working poor. It’s not a […]

Sanders And The DNC Square Off Over VoteBuilder

Sanders And The DNC Square Off Over VoteBuilder

VoteBuilder, the demographic data aggregator, has proven to be the catalyst for tensions between the Bernie Sanders campaign and the Democratic National Committee. VoteBuilder is the party’s demographics engine. The service receives voter data- i.e. whether someone voted last election, who they voted for, race, gender, and address- and disseminates this information for political campaigns […]