Category: Politics

Employment may not be a solution to the homeless crisis in America

The New York Times writer, Matthew Desmond, writes a social commentary on the nature of the homeless crisis in American Society today. His focus is on the nature of how American's perceive employment as a solution toward decreasing homelessness. An excerpt follows from his article. To read the full commentary: Americans Want to Believe Jobs ...

America and the Erosion of Law and Order

On November 29, 2009. Four law enforcement officers were enjoying a cup of coffee. Within moments, they were assassinated by a lone gunman. Prior to this, on November 1, 2009. A veteran Seattle Police Officer was assassinated and a rookie officer injured by another lone gunman. Since these two incidents, we appear to have witnessed the rise in assaults ...

Why American Politics and True Democracy is More Important Than You Think

Our nation is in a political conflict. If you are not paying attention to the various news, and social, media outlets, it's time to become aware. Will Durant, in his book Caesar and Christ, summarizes the causation of Romes decline and fall: "A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself ...

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Bernie Sanders introduces ‘Stop BEZOS Act’ in Senate | KIRO-TV

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced the “Stop BEZOS Act” aka the “Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act.” “Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is the wealthiest person on Earth,” Sanders said Wednesday. “I think, as I understand it, his wealth went up by $2 billion yesterday — Amazon had a good day. ...

Second Amendment, Gun Violence, and Gun Control Regulations

The fatal shooting in Parkland, Florida on Valentines day has left us with another critical issue of American society, politics, violence, and gun control legislation. Political anger has fingers pointing to who is at fault. American citizens are bantering vehemently for better gun legislation and gun control. Even the federal and local law enforcement are ...

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Why Trump Can’t Understand Immigration From ‘Shithole Countries’ – The Atlantic

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to The Washington Post. NBC News confirmed the account. CNN reported that Trump said, “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out.” NBC added that someone in the room replied, “Because if you do, it will be obvious why.” ...

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Shelters Reach Capacity In Cold Weather As Homeless Population Rises : NPR

Homeless shelters across the country are being strained by frigid weather and a population of people who are homeless that is up for the first time since 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Despite "code blue" policies that are designed to bring more homeless people inside during freezing temperatures, shelters ...

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A major policy shift may affect Medicare and Medicaid recipients

The Trump Administration appears to focus on implementing policy where states may now require recipients of Medicaid and Medicare to seek some form of employment. The following is an excerpt from NBC News.  Medicaid is a federal-state collaboration covering more than 70 million people, or about 1 in 5 Americans, and that makes it the ...

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Religious Liberty Is Eroding in Canada. Here’s What Americans Should Learn.

If America and Canada surrender their leadership roles on religious liberty, religious minorities around the world will pay the price. In both the United States and Canada, the ability to work in government and pursue your dreams is becoming increasingly dependent on one’s beliefs about sexuality, biology, and the beginning of human life. These developments should concern ...

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Seattle’s Homelessness and poverty is part of a National Trend and Tragedy

People want to blame President Trump and his new tax plan. The reality is that while America is the most wealthiest nation, Congress (both Democrats and Republicans) have failed the American people. What follows is an excerpt from Kiro News.  American poverty Alston does not place American poverty on the current president. Rather, he points ...

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