$700,000 Prison Sits Empty? 7 Articles of Note…

A few interesting articles of note… 01. Who’s the Most Unpopular Governor in America? read here by Andy Kroll of Mother Jones 02. Obama cracks down on abuses by big-city police...

Black Problems Persist as Black “Leaders” Bicker

For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with a piercing familiarity. This “wait” has almost always meant “never.” It has...

Memorial Day: Emily Perez

See web page paying tribute to women who have died in combat: http://www.tributetoblackwomen.com/patriot/ women who have died in combat tribute page Today is Memorial Day. This day is not about...

$20 BIL in Foreign Aid While Questioning Aid for Joplin, MO?

Questioning How We Will Pay For Aid to Joplin and Sending $20 Billion Overseas? Apparently we can send money overseas but people who pay taxes here? They have to wait for a “offset”...

Save Medicare? Someone Says It + Articulates a Democratic Plan

Save Medicare? Someone Says It. “Sen. McConnell said his goal is not to elect President Obama and then he says we shouldn’t talk about elections? Give me a break.” — Sen....

Granny Off Cliff Ad on Medicare Says: “Ask Paul Ryan and His Friends…”

46 million Americans are on Medicare, most of them poor and low income. Most on Medicare live n $28,000 a year or less. Just as Republicans wanted to privatize 401Ks during the Bush...

Memorial Day Weekend: Allen West to Roll With the Thunder

RIDING WEST. Rep. Allen West has an interview with Fox News tomorrow morning and I wonder if he’ll roll up to the studio on his newly painted motorcycle.  The GOP Tea Party favorite from...

4.1 Million Jobless: GOP Finds Revolt on Unemployment Benefits

SUDDEN REVOLT ON JOBLESS BENEFITS. In December a $850 bill with a healthy tax cut for the rich was passed. Then, Paul Ryan put out a budget that effectively ends Medicare and would cost seniors...

Allen West Joins 37 CBCers and Votes “No” on The Patriot Act

Allen West Says “no” on The Patriot Act. Citing many of the reason liberal members of the CBC voted against it, conservative Rep. Allen West joined the majority of the CBC and cast a...

House GOP Freshman Says “Articulate” Obama Won Because of “White Guilt”

If he was a “dynamic white state senator,” it could never have happened. Yawn… same ‘ol themes: When someone black wins it can’t ever be because they were smarter,...

99ers: GOP Delays Bill Stripping Unemployment Benefits

Know one knows yet exactly what’s up but House Republicans decided to delay (?) taking up legislation that would have stripped unemployment benefits in their interestingly titled...

1971 Fashback: CBC Meets Nixon, Gives Him List of 60 Demands

“The burden of proof is on him and his administration.” In 1971 shortly after the Congressional Black Caucus officially formed as a group, they demanded to meet with President Richard...

2 Million in Jail: NAACP’s Shelton Says End Mandatory Minimums

Locking up 2,292,133 people costs $63 billion per year. At a forum on over incarceration Monday, the NAACP’s Hilary Shelton, Director to the NAACP’s Washington Bureau, called for an...

Constituent to Tea GOPer: You Want Health Care Free Market? Start With Yourself

Should Rep. Rob Woodall Lead by Example? The Georgia constituent of a House GOP Tea Party Freshman asks: If you’re so against government health care why don’t you give yours up and go...