President Obama will make his 2015 State of the Union speech tonight at 6:00pm PST and PlanetPOV will be hosting a Live Chat that will run simultaneously with his speech and the (now) three Republican rebuttals (known in some circles now as The Whiners Circle).
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Has this ever worked? Have Democrats ever succeeded as a party by agreeing with Republicans, “I suppose you’re right, The President from our party IS a dick!”? If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, the Democratic Party may need to hold its next convention in Arkham Asylum.
At least nine University of North Carolina employees have been fired or placed under disciplinary review for taking part in a cheating scandal that stretched over two decades and impacted some 3,100 students.
What kind of example is being set at colleges where athletes are given a degree without having to actually go to class and study and learn like the non athletes do?
Walking around a store with an unloaded air gun that’s for sale at that store when you’re black allows police to legally murder you. Walking around a store with real and loaded weapons when you’re white is exercising your 2nd Amendment rights.
Education is a strange thing. It is not just putting together a few facts, learning the principles of mathematic equations or just simple math, stringing together a bit of his story and our story, something that often can’t be verified or understood but just taken for granted, dabbling in the sciences etc.
Can we as citizens of this nation have an influence on policies that could help to alleviate some of the pain/strife that we see in this nation? Should we be trying to make this country/this world a better place or should we just be spectators?
In Dineesh D’Souza’s newest (and awful) “psuedo-documentary”, on September 11, 1777 (yeah! 9/11) General George Washington is gunned down by a British assassin and in the next few moments we see the Statue of Liberty and the Faces of Mt. Rushmore crumble like dust into the air
We are “responsible for the greatest trust ever confided to a political society.” (Patrick Henry) But as polling demonstrates the American Public has shirked its responsibility in failing to be the informed electorate that John Adams believed was the foundation of any democracy.
ADLIB: If I said 2 plus 2 equals 4, isn’t that the only correct answer?
CRUZ: I can list the names of a number of Republican economists who would disagree with you.
Perhaps the only science Murdoch truly believes in is the calculation of tv ratings and advertising rates.
It is likely that Pres. Obama may make raising the minimum wage a top priority since it would have a direct impact on aiding those with the lowest incomes (and reducing the cost to the government and taxpayers for subsidizing those low wages of greedy corporations) and make for a better economy.
When it comes to voting, you turn your back for a minute, and when you turn around, there could be something very scary that has just been elected!
President Obama has indeed brought bipartisanship to Washington DC…in a chorus against change.
Evangelicals/Dominionists are pursuing a dual strategy on public schools. They want to destroy them and turn education over to private religious schools and in the meantime, they want to control every aspect of public school curricula.
If you think the thinking and policies of the GOP are worse today than ever, imagine what bills Republicans in Congress might come up with in five or ten years.