AJAM Closure a Loss for Would-Be Journalists

Al Jazeera America news online

After two-and-a half years Al-Jazeera America shut down it’s station in mid-April this year. The loss is incalculable insofar as bold watchdog journalism goes at a time when our country is at a critical crossroad with regard to elections, climate change and peak oil, and economic sustainability—and especially with regard to balanced mass media broadcasting. The official reason why Al-Jazeera […]

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Feminists: America Needs Bernie Sanders

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According to Linda Martin Alcoff writing on “What’s A Feminist to Do?” America needs Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. For one thing, without Senator Bernie Sanders the race may very well falter: many democratic voters will stay home. Liberals won’t, as Thom Hartmann suggests, “just pinch their noses and vote for Hillary.” Older voters may stay home […]

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Bernie Sanders Promises to Protect Social Security

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Visit Bernie Sanders’ website (BernieSanders.com) and you will quickly realize he has seriously progressive plans to help protect older Americans and the disabled who survive thanks to pensions. Sanders’ plans will strengthen and expand Social Security—and also safeguard it from Wall Street. In contrast, while Hillary Clinton promises to preserve Social Security, her position is compromised by her acceptance of […]

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Highlights from 3rd Democratic Debate

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ABC News Moderators: David Muir (anchor), Martha Raddatz (chief global affairs correspondent) Location: Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire Highlights included: All the candidates shared inspiring anecdotes. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont talked about his humble beginnings in Brooklyn, NY growing up in a rent-controlled unit. Later he mentioned his wife’s work in foster-care. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley talked about […]

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