Just before midnight on Thanksgiving Eve, Officer Patrick Feaster was sitting in his patrol car when he saw a Toyota 4-Runner speed out of the Canteena Bar in Paradise, California. The driver, Andrew Nicholas Thomas, ran a red light and later careened onto the median, flipping his SUV and ejecting his wife, Darien Ehorn, from the passenger seat and onto the pavement.
Until we as a nation learn that racism cannot be eradicated with more racism; that police brutality and unlawful killings are not just the problem of one class, but of all; that until we come together as People, rather than blacks or whites or Latinos, we can’t make progress; until then, we will continue to regress as a society. White, black or brown, the enemy is not each other. The enemy wears a badge.
Until about a year ago, I had a vague understanding of how uninformed we as a society are. Once I started to pay attention to the news, I couldn’t stop. Part of my obsession was a thirst for knowledge about the world around me. What truly drove me to seek more news, though, was the low quality of reporting I was seeing. Page after page, article after article of partisan jabs, terrorism-hyping, political slander and a downright refusal to question those in power. I continued to find vile commentary and political punditry passed off as “news”, and by January I was fed up.
The Committee for Taxi Safety, an industry group composed of New York City taxi reps, proposed a cap on the number of new for-hire vehicles in the city a few months back. The cap is aimed squarely at Uber and other app-based ride-hailing companies which are quickly outpacing the taxi industry. Last month, the NYC city council introduced legislation mirroring the CTS proposal. Here’s what you need to know.
Why would the EU and ECB demand such a ruthless and illogical deal even though the IMF have admitted this deal is not sustainable in a recent IMF report on Greek debt sustainability? It’s partly to do with the fact that real valuable Greek assets are being given away in order to pay off debts, but there’s more to it than a group of creditors competing to see who can buy up the most Greek Islands and airports. It’s also about political control.
“Guzman is the new Al Capone of Chicago.”
– Chicago DEA
Let me tell you about what we know, Mr. Comey, because you and yours were just inept enough to let us have it when we asked. We know about your organization creating domestic terrorists. Do you like apples, Mr. Comey? How about those apples?
Mr. Comey, your technical ineptitude and wishful thinking aside, I will say that it is my opinion that you are unfit for your job and are not up to muster on the duty upon which you have solemnly sworn. I am personally calling for your dismissal from your post though I will accept resignation as well.
While mainstream sources from CNN to USA Today hail a ‘surge in the polls’ for GOP outlier Donald Trump, reality paints a much different picture. The most recent national presidential polls have Trump in second place to Establishment candidate Jeb Bush, with the USA Today poll even putting Trump in first. From various anchor desks projected into American homes, commentators tout these numbers as evidence that Trump’s inflammatory remarks regarding Mexican immigrants are resonating with American voters. Let’s break that down.