How Many Hours Americans Need to Work to Pay Their Mortgage

Source:  Howmuch.net/Raul Many people define the American dream as owning your own home, not to mention a comfortable lifestyle, healthy children, and a secure retirement. But the ability to afford a home—let alone all those other things—depends entirely on where you live and your level of income. This makes apples-to-apples comparisons across the country extremely difficult. How Read more »

How Hurricane Response Efforts Are Sorting People into Deserving and Undeserving Poor

Source:  Talk Poverty/Maria Foscarinis Hurricanes Irma and Harvey delivered a devastating one-two punch to Texas and Florida, forcing millions to evacuate and leaving thousands displaced. Now, as emergency responders try to help hurricane victims cope with the aftermath of the storm, previously homeless residents are taking a particularly hard hit. In Florida, as officials rushed to open emergency Read more »

DON’T LET DUMP TRUMP OPPOSITION WATER DOWN KAEPERNICK’S ANTI-IMPERIALIST MESSAGE

Source:  American Herald Tribune/Daniel Haiphong President Trump has spent much of the last week responding to the plethora of sports players that have taken a knee to the national anthem. The increase in anthem protests comes after Donald Trump referred to Colin Kaepernick as a “son of a b****” at a political rally in Alabama on September 22nd. Read more »

New Bill Will Show Which Lawmakers Support ‘Indiscriminate Bombings of Schools, Marketplaces, Hospitals’

Bipartisan resolution calls for U.S. military to stop aiding Saudi-led coalition’s bombing campaign in Yemen Source:  Common Dreams/Andrea Germanos As the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen continues to deepen, with the number of cholera cases on track to hit one million by year’s end, a new bipartisan bill aims to stop the U.S. from fueling Saudi Arabia’s assault on the impoverished Read more »

Study Shows Kids’ Test Scores Drop When Their Food Stamps Run Out

The drop-off in academic achievement happens immediately, every month. Source:  Talk Poverty/Rachael West Last week, researchers released a new study that confirms what every student, teacher, parent, and human being with a stomach already knew: It’s harder to think when you’re hungry. The study’s authors matched up the timing of math tests in South Carolina to the Read more »

Fight over electoral district boundaries heads to top U.S. court

Source:  Reuters/Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It is a political practice nearly as old as the United States – manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts to help one party tighten its grip on power in a move called partisan gerrymandering – and one the Supreme Court has never curbed. That could soon change, with the Read more »

Horrifying Video Shows Cops March Over Old Woman in Downtown St. Louis

Source:  RFT/Sarah Fenske A horrifying moment captured by Fox-2 (KTVI) in downtown St. Louis yesterday shows an older woman being knocked down — and then trampled by officers who marched right over her. The video was captured on a Livestream of yesterday’s protests by Fox-2, then later highlighted by the group Resist STL. The protests — which Read more »

‘We send a report every morning to ICE’: Motel 6 reportedly outing guests to immigration officials

“Every morning at about 5 o’clock, we do the audit and we push a button and it sends it to ICE.” Source:  Think Progress/Zack Ford Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on a daily basis. According to a report by the Phoenix New Times, this has resulted in at least 20 arrests at the two locations Read more »

Now Jeff Sessions Wants to Take Your Privacy Away — Permanently

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is calling on Congress to “promptly” reauthorize a controversial surveillance measure set to expire on December 31, 2017. Source:  AntiMedia/Derrick Broze Washington, D.C. — On September 7, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats sent a letter to the leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate urging Read more »

Jimmy Carter Speaks Out Against US ‘Oligarchy’ and Trump’s Diplomatic Failures

Former president bemoans money in politics and says tensions with Pyongyang won’t subside until “we’re willing to talk to them and treat them with respect as human beings” Source:  Common Dreams/Andrea Germanos Former President Jimmy Carter has once again taken aim at money in the U.S. electoral process, saying Tuesday that it makes the nation function Read more »