Here in America, when we hear about the United Nations, we often raise our backs and worry about our sovereignty as a nation being threatened. Due to this, we know very little about certain things that the United Nations does. Because of this, some Americans may not know what The Universal Declaration of Human Rights […]
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said in 2013 that there are three myths that block progress for the poor. Poor people are meant to stay poor. Foreign aid is a big waste. Saving lives leads to overpopulation. These things are simply not true. Child mortality has been cut in half, and as Bill Nye […]
Do you think you know a lot about poverty and inequality? You can take a quiz at The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality to find out. Some of the answers may shock you. We are in worst shape than many people realize.The poverty level in the U.S. is almost that of North Korea. […]
I love seeing how things work and how things are made. I don’t have a “mechanical imagination,” I guess, and it’s hard for me to visualize how things like chains are put together. These gifs are awesome. Who knew? The Pythagorean theorem (a? + b? = c?) demonstrated visibly. What it looks like during an […]
The number of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — also known as food stamps — recipients in the U.S. has more than doubled since the turn of the century and it varies widely by state and even more so by counties within states. You can find out how many people receive food stamp benefits in […]
Using U.S. Census data, mapsbynik put together this map that shows population density and empty space in the U.s. by Block. A Block is the smallest area unit that the Census uses to tabulate statistics. The 2010 Census consists of a total of 11,078,300 Census Blocks.?4,871,270 of those blocks total 4.61 million square kilometers […]
h2>What is a whole foods diet? What is a whole foods diet? I’m not the best person to ask. I’m famously guilty of not paying enough attention to the sources of the food my family eats. My cabinets are full of stuff that would make a personal trainer faint. A lot of that has to […]
The Internet is full of fascinating information. Some is useful. Some is just fun. Some is really silly. It will cause you to lose track of time and get lost on the information superhighway. Joining sites like StumbleUpon and following the stumbles just to see where they lead can consume huge chunks of time. While […]
This video clip shows the beginning scene of the HBO series The Newsroom, in which the character played by Jeff Daniels answers the question “why is the U.S. the greatest country in the world?” He responds with the truth: it isn’t. Sharing this video is the best response you can ever give to right-wingers (or […]
Some consumers are unaware that the laws changed this year (January 27, 2013), which changed the rules by which merchants can pass on transaction fees for credit cards. You may have noticed in the past signage at the cash register that informs you that they charge a fee for using credit/charge cards.?What you may not […]
I wrote the original article addressing this issue in 2012. This is an update on that story and the failed legislation that could bring food to families with drug convictions. Many people who received felony convictions for marijuana possession have a lifetime ineligibility for food stamps and other federal aid. We believe this needs to […]
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You’ve probably noticed the recent war on white people by now. They’ve had it rough, haven’t they? That’s what Kyle Hunt believes, a 30-year-old bigot living in small town Massachusetts, near Cape Cod. Hunt is co-host of Renegade Broadcasting — a racist online radio station whose listeners are concerned with the “destruction of the white […]
Sharing this video is the best response you can ever give to right-wingers (or even left-wingers) who get glossy-eyed and claim America is the best country in the world.
Once upon a time, political finger-pointing was left to floor debates and campaign rallies. Conservative-minded media and citizens have joined the game in recent years, though, and dominantly in favor of claims that are completely incorrect. And 2013 was, of course, no different, with most of the blatant lies and falsehoods sharing the […]
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?is a corporate handout disguised as a trade deal. It gives multi-national corporations unprecedented rights and is being negotiated in secret. There is no doubt about it. The Trans Pacific Partnership [TPP] is one of the largest trade deals in human history. The key elements of this legislation is that […]
The study shows that most conservative men become sexually inactive around age 68 where as most liberal men have had robust and active sex lives well into their 80′s. Why is that?
Poll interpretation can mislead, but if you measure this one any of several ways, and you trust Gallup, the Tea Party is in a decline. Even before the debt debacle, in September 2013 polling, a total of 22% of voters supported them, while 27% outright opposed them. Even many Republicans chose to NOT list themselves […]
Read signs at any Teabully gathering and you’ll see a shocking lack of understanding of the terms they throw around. You’ll also see some really poor spelling. So, Liberal America offers this quick primer to help educate the Tea Party.
A?subtle shift has been steadily occurring in our country. Judging from the panic of high-profile Republicans, and from that of my own Republican friends, it does appear the conservative right is *very* concerned about losing its foothold. But are we really becoming more liberal as a nation? Research suggests that we are. An informal survey […]