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First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Economist Stephanie Kelton: 80% of income gains since recovery have gone to the top 20%

My final Five Questions interview was with economist Stephanie Kelton , chair of the Economics Department at UMKC and a leading light in the “Modern Monetary Theory” school. Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is the school of economics that fully recognizes ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Woman secretly films life in ISIS’ capital in Syria (video)

A Syrian woman took a camera and secretly filmed a day in the life of ISIS-controlled Syria. A crime that probably would get her killed. Watching the film, with all the men (and even some women) strutting around like teenage boys with their big ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

A kinder and gentler atheism? Please.

“When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.” —  George Bernard Shaw On Saturday, atheist writer Steve Neumann published an article in Salon titled, “ Cut it out, atheists! Why it’s time to stop behaving like Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

John Oliver exposes Miss America Pageant scholarship debacle (video)

John Oliver weighed in on the Miss America Pageant, which took place last week. Apparently, the pageant claims to provide $45 million per year in scholarships for women. Oliver dug up the tax forms, and it’s more like $482,000 per year. He’s got ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Armpit hair fire leads to car crash

It seems a recent car crash in Idaho, that could have easily killed 5 teenagers, came about because a 16-year-old boy thought it might be fun to light the 18-year-old driver’s armpit hair on fire. Because, you know, who hasn’t tried that? Here’s the ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

90 y.o. gay newlyweds on falling in love 72 years ago (video)

I wrote the other day about Vivian Boyack and Nonie Dubes of Iowa , ages 91 and 90, getting married the other day after 72 years of being a couple. Well, the women did an interview with the Des Moines Register. A-DOR-able. // <![CDATA[ ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Is it ISIS or ISIL?

Last Wednesday, President Obama announced plans to launch airstrikes and support ground operations against the Islamic State (IS). Regardless as to whether or not his plan is a sound one, his address revealed the degree to which our neoliberal framework ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Cops arrest black actress for kissing white boyfriend in public

Actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend Brian James Lucas (aka Cheffy BeLive) have taken to social media to protest Daniele’s recent arrest for prostitution. The young black woman’s actual crime? Kissing her white boyfriend in public. It seems someone ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

The writing’s on the wall (cool special effects music video)

Another cool special effects video , this time a music video by OK Go, called “The Writing’s On the Wall.” In addition to the song being a rather cool 80′s New Wave style, the special effects are just amazing. And fun. // <![CDATA[ var googletag ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

The GOP’s Ebola death panels

Remember when Sarah Palin was campaigning against the Affordable Care Act and coined the term “death panels ”? Palin incorrectly insisted  that the legislation would empower bureaucrats to decide who would be eligible for care and who wouldn’t. Those ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

We evolved to argue

They say that politics and religion are to be avoided in polite company, as they are likely to cause an argument. This is perhaps one of the dumbest social norms we have, as moral and political disagreement has been essential to our survival for millennia. ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Catholic, Episcopal leaders in Liberia: Ebola is God’s punishment for “penetrating homosexualism”

Continuing their descent into some rather un-Christian actions, Catholic and Epsicopal leaders in the west African state of Liberia signed on to a resolution that blames gays for the recent Ebola outbreak in the region . Specifically, Archbishop of ... [Published AMERICAblog News - Aug 07 2014]
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Economist Stephanie Kelton: 80% of income gains... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 30 2014]
My final Five Questions interview was with economist Stephanie Kelton , chair of the Economics Department at UMKC and a leading light in the “Modern Monetary Theory” school. Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is the school of economics that fully recognizes ...
Woman secretly films life in ISIS’ capital in S... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 24 2014]
A Syrian woman took a camera and secretly filmed a day in the life of ISIS-controlled Syria. A crime that probably would get her killed. Watching the film, with all the men (and even some women) strutting around like teenage boys with their big ...
A kinder and gentler atheism? Please. [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 24 2014]
“When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.” —  George Bernard Shaw On Saturday, atheist writer Steve Neumann published an article in Salon titled, “ Cut it out, atheists! Why it’s time to stop behaving like Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins ...
John Oliver exposes Miss America Pageant schola... [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 23 2014]
John Oliver weighed in on the Miss America Pageant, which took place last week. Apparently, the pageant claims to provide $45 million per year in scholarships for women. Oliver dug up the tax forms, and it’s more like $482,000 per year. He’s got ...
Armpit hair fire leads to car crash [Published AMERICAblog News - Sep 18 2014]
It seems a recent car crash in Idaho, that could have easily killed 5 teenagers, came about because a 16-year-old boy thought it might be fun to light the 18-year-old driver’s armpit hair on fire. Because, you know, who hasn’t tried that? Here’s the ...
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