Do the Events in Ferguson Reflect Voter Suppression?

I suspect St. Louis County, Missouri, has a voter suppression problem. ...more

VIDEO: 7 Leaders Talk Race, Gender, Feminism at BlogHer '14

In 2013, with the killing of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman, talk about race, privilege, and what to do about it exploded on the Internet. In addition to the important discussions about race, gender and feminism came to ...more

The Exercise That Opened My Eyes to White Privilege

I used to be what I would consider "white privilege neutral." I believed it existed, but I unknowingly had the wrong definition in my head. I thought that white privilege was class exclusive, and that it was really only financially pertinent.  ...more

What is Institutional Racism and Why Do We Need to Talk About It?

I often think about why we, as a people, are in the state we are in, and I'm frustrated by institutional racism. ...more

Is FMLA Enough? Or Do Fathers Need Paid Leave?

We know that FMLA provides unpaid leave to parents within the first year of the child’s birth. But what about the families in which the father’s income is essential to the household’s economic stability?  ...more

Amazon Fire TV: Farewell Cable Bill, Hello Great Viewing

For years, I've obediently paid my cable TV bill. And then moved, paid for a new installation, and paid some more. And paid as the bill went up. And then moved, paid for a new installation and... well, you get the picture.  Of course, my cable frequently went down due to what the computerized robot that always answered the phone at the cable company called "an unavoidable widespread outage." So when I read about options that would allow me to say farewell to my cable bill and hello to expanded show coverage as well as movies, I was intrigued. I only have basic cable, which means I get five channels and pay a ridiculous $35 a month for that privilege.  I decided to try Amazon Fire TV. ...more
I'm totally with you on this one. I almost feel liberated not having cable and sticking it to ...more

Protect the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

As kids across the country are going back to school, Congress is also returning to work after a long summer break....more
Hunger is such a deterrent to learning. We're starting a food pantry at my kids' school this ...more

All the Things Wrong With a 9-Year-Old Accidentally Killing Her Shooting Instructor

On Monday, a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot her gun instructor as he was teaching her how to handle an Uzi at anArizona gun range and popular tourist attraction called Burgers and Bullets. Image Credit: CNN...more
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A Quote That Pisses Me Off

It just shows how absolutely wrongheaded business "leaders" and school "reformers" are when they pervert the whole purpose of education--which is NOT about training workers but about teaching people to be citizens--and call children "products."Schools are NOT businesses and can't be run on business models. That hasn't stopped the "reformers" from pushing this nonsense until they bleed the last cent dry from the taxpayers.Calling children "data" or "data points" is just as offensive. Anything to depersonalize and dehumanize education and the people in it.It's criminal.Here's the disgusting quote: “The business community is the consumer of the educational product ....more

6 Insanely Useful Tips for Running a Webinar

Don’t you hate when things don’t turn out as expected? The dress you bought online is way too small.The pricey restaurant you ate at served mediocre food.Your airplane was delayed two hours.The webinar that you attended didn’t deliver on what was promised. Umm….What??!! Yeah, you read that right…...more

Newly Remodeled, Enlarged Asian Food Section

That’s a lot of rice. And in the upper left, a whole bunch of Sriracha! For the record, this particular store is in the Kroger family of stores, about 5 minutes from the Las Vegas Chinatown ....more

A day in the life of the Panama Canal

Fascinating time-lapse video captures ships passing through world’s most famous waterway over 24 hours ...more

News, Etc.

Of course those education "waivers" are unconstitutional violation of the separation of ...more

ISIS border terror alert?

Judicial Watch has an Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat ....more

Majority of Executives believe Attackers will overcome Corporate Defenses

Many technology executives don’t have a favorable outlook on their ability to sideswipe cybercriminals, according to research conducted by McKinsey and World Economic Forum....more

Jeffrey Zeldman: 20 Years of Web Design and Community

This is a wonderful film everyone should watch, especially young people just starting out making web sites who have not lived through the last 20+ years with Jeffrey as their spirit guide. The film is one of a documentary series from Lynda.com.Thank you to lynda.com for making this one available in its full length free. There are many other fascinating documentaries on creative topics at lynda.com/vimeo ....more

News, Etc.

Obituary: The last surviving crew member of the Hindenberg, Werner Franz, has died. He was 92. He was a cabin boy and 14 years old when the dirigible crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, in 1937._____ ...more

The Culture Canard of the Model Minority Myth: how racial gaps in academics aren’t due to cultural pathology

This past week, Bill O’Reilly was his usual raging asshole self when he set out on his...more